Tag: "surveys" at medical news
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...um in Chicago in June 1996. "Among college women, surveys
report that up to 20 percent had been sexually abused as children. In our sample, most of the abuse was committed by people known to the child, rather than strangers, usually distant male relatives and male acquaintances." Specifically, the research...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
... Cerebral Circulation and Stroke. Detailed surveys
were mailed to 60 directors of major stroke programsand neurovascular experts in the United States; 45 were completed and returned. The results included: Ninety-one percent of respondents had ASTs, with two-thirds of thembeing formed recen...
HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment
...San Francisco study has found. The study, based on surveys
with 727 patients in seven U.S. cities, found thatpatients who feel they are part of their community and are involved in their owncare are more likely to take their medication, keep medical appointments, andfollow their health care providers' advice....
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
...ure behavioral disorders in children. In follow-up surveys
atone, three and six months after treatment, parents assigned to the CD-ROM groupreported more than 60 percent fewer behavioral problems with their childrenwhile parents in the control group reported no change. Parents who used the CD-ROM als...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
...on medical records from city hospitals. Both surveys
are problematic becauseof the way information was obtained; the true number is likely somewhere inthe middle, Lester said. Based on those figures, the researchers were able to predict the numberof new children who will need s...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...inplace. The authors also noted that in subsequent surveys
many students reported thatthey failed to report possible exposures because they believed them to be tootrivial, because they occurred before the hotline was implemented, or becausethey reported them only to the student health service. Fifty percent...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...94 National Long Term Care Surveys -- longitudinal surveys
of the nation'selderly population that were sponsored by the government's National Institute onAging -- to measure the costs and survival rates. Adjustments were made forabout 20 variables, including age and the health of the patient prior to havinga...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories
... healthcare services. NationalResearch Corporation surveys
nearly 170,000 homes nationwide each year; Cedars-Sinai ranked as the preferred healthcare provider in the greaterLos Angeles region. LOS ANGELES, CA - In the largest independent survey of its type inthe nation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Ang...
Managed-Care Systems Could Save By Eliminating Restricted Access To Dermatologists
...as recordedin the National Ambulatory Medical Care surveys
for 1990 through 1994. A separate study found that...nimum of testing." This study -- also based on the surveys
of office visits in 1990 through1994 -- found that dermatologists required 12 percent less time than...
Sexually Oriented Internet Sites Are Popular And Non-Problematic For Most People, But Pose Risks For Some
...completed by 13,529 individuals. After discarding surveys
whichwere incomplete or filled out by people under 18 years of age, a final simple of9,177 respondents (all anonymous) was evaluated. According to the study, men are the largest consumers of sexually explicitmaterial on the Internet. Male respo...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
Many of us have done it--filled out those magazine surveys
asking about our sexlives, partners, and practices...al behavior is a volatile and sensitive topic, and surveys
designed toreveal it have both great power and great limits," writes Ericksen, an associateprofessor...
Study links body image to athletes' fertility
... Both groups of women were given a battery of surveys
includingdepression, eating disorder, social physique anxiety and physical activityinventories. The women were also asked to keep track of their exercise and dailydiet and to provide urine samples during a complete menstrual cycle so thattheir hormon...
Alcohol researchers prove brief intervention successful in older problem drinkers
...ssion and other medical conditions." Results from surveys
of different age groups in the community suggest t...s are similar to rates for heart attacks, and some surveys
have foundnursing home prevalence of problem drinking to be as high as 49 percent. A 1996 study con...
College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion
... amongfraternity and sorority members. One of the surveys
used in the larger study bythe UW researchers was a standardized sexual experiences questionnaire thatsolely pictured women as the recipients of coercion and men as the perpetrators. "Our participants told us we were missing the boat when it ...
For-profit hospital ownership means higher costs, Dartmouth-VA study finds
... data. They drew on American Hospital Association surveys
to categorizehospital service areas according to those served by for-profits, not-for-profitsor a combination. Thirty-one states had at least one for-profit hospital service area, but theseareas were concentrated in the southeastern U.S. and Califor...
Patients with severe psoriasis suffer daily, study finds
...as. The results were compared with quality of life surveys
ofpatients suffering from other diseases, using th...dy group isrepresentative when compared with other surveys
of psoriasis patients. Depending on the case, psoriasis is treated with ointments, lightth...
Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk
... 1996. Information came fromdetailed, confidential surveys
of teens about their experiences, practices andattitudes and included 3,135 non-Hispanic blacks, 2,446 Hispanics and 976Asians. Researchers looked chiefly at patterns of both physical activity andbehaviors such as watching television and vid...
Cigarette smoking cost Medicare program $20.5 billion in 1997, according to UCSF researchers
...vate programs. Researchers used data from two main surveys
to determine state estimates ofsmoking-attributable expenditures as well as smoking-attributable fractions(the ratio of the cost of smoking of each state to total Medicareexpenditures). The NMES (National Medical Expenditures Survey, 1987) is a face...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet - October 5, 1999
... to five Cleveland doctors, 744patients were given surveys
about snoring, sleepiness, and obesity orhypertension. Based on their answers, 279 (37.5 percent) were considered at highrisk for sleep apnea. Sleep studies then conducted at home confirmed sleep apneain nearly half (46 percent) of the high-risk grou...
Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems
...cross the country. These surveys
assessed economic hardship by asking respondents how often in the past year they hadtrouble paying the bills or didn't have enough money to buy household necessities or medica...
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