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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...tals and Clinics. Each doctor and patient took two surveys about their attitudes toward patients' and providers' roles in healthcare. Within two weeks of the last doctor's appointment, patients reported their satisfaction with the care and how well they had followed doctors' orders. Christensen, who also h...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...similar class in the future. The results of both surveys suggested that the instructor's leadership style directly affected the student's attitudes toward the class. The women in the health-oriented class reported that they felt more engaged in the workout as well as revitalized and less exhausted after cl...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

... themsick! Results from the original and follow up surveys have contributed to a number of medicalfindings, including that one in ten people who were asthma-free as a child will develop asthmalater on and that one quarter of children with asthma still have asthma at the age of 32. Anotherimportant finding wa...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

How high is Mount Everest exactly? Recent surveys have come up with heights that differ by more than five metres. An expedition called the Geodetic Journey is making its way through China and Tibet to highlight the importance of geodesy and how an accurate model of the geoid from ESA's GOCE mission ...

UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed

...University of Wisconsin-Madison examined data from surveys of nearly 1,700 middle school students, and their results appear in the August issue of the journal Communication Research. Anti-smoking ads have the greatest impact on smoking attitudes and behavior when adolescents think that their peers are lis...

Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'

...ersity. Precollege paper-and-pencil and web-based surveys administered in the fall and spring semesters across four years of college were merged with student academic transcripts and university academic schedules. Additional measures included self-reports of drinking during the previous week for each of ei...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...ard to reach, says Reilly, noting that large phone surveys of this age group, such as one conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 2003, generally do not reach students at college or cell phones. As part of the course curriculum, students conducted a range of health screenings on themselves, which t...

Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens

... 87 New York City public high schools in 2005. The surveys measured different risk behaviors such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, unintentional injury and violence, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors and physical activity. Students were also asked how many times they had attempted suicide, if th...

Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use

...n in the article. During the 1990s, three national surveys indicated dramatic increases in the prevalence of teen girls using steroids. Previous analyses of female steroid use have focused on older women and found an association with competitive athletics and bodybuilding. Diane L. Elliot, M.D., of the Ore...

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia

...h Care A study of national medical expenditure surveys done in 2000 to 2004 finds that uninsured people who gain insurance spend at the same rate as those who have had insurance continuously and insured people who lose insurance spend at levels similar to those who have been continuously uninsured (Artic...

TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner

... monitor awareness of the ad campaigns. The phone surveys included open-ended questions about stroke warning...esponses were received. Researchers conducted the surveys just before, during and right after the first campaign; during and in the weeks after the second cam...

NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting

...he New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Based on surveys completed by 587 female urological patients, the study found female sexual dysfunction in urologic patients is prevalent in all age groups, with age, menopausal status and the usage of anti-depression medication (SSRIs) functioning as significant ri...

Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity

...National Asthma Survey, one of the largest diverse surveys of all asthma patients in the U.S. The survey, col...e of the most comprehensive and largest all-asthma surveys showing the association between asthma severity and obesity using a broad range of severity outcomes...

Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life

...t nearly 700,000 Americans. The objective of the surveys was to understand how UC affects patients' lives, ... it as a conversation starter in my practice." The surveys were conducted by Richard Day Research and included a total of 1,975 people: 451 UC patients, 300 ga...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

...be incorrectly labeled as secular. The majority of surveys about religious behavior rely on the frequency of church attendance as a measure of a person's level of religiousness. Those who do not attend church frequently or at all usually are considered to be less religious or not religious at all. These type...

New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures

..., by Karen Davis, Ph. D., and colleagues, compare surveys on physicians' and patients' experiences and views of their health systems conducted in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S. between 2004 and 2006. Key findings include: On measures of quality, the U.S. overall ranked 5...

Unfair treatment boosts heart attack risk

... years, using validated health and quality of life surveys and data on ill health and death. During the monitoring period, there were 528 new cases of fatal and non-fatal heart attack and angina in people who had had no signs of heart disease when the study began. Just under 3,000 people felt they were u...

Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking

...control over their indoor environments. Previous surveys by Collins team found that over 40 percent of postpartum mothers were either currently smoking or reported smoking late in their pregnancy. The rates of postpartum smoking we found in North and West Philadelphia are consistent with other, lower in...

Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms

...s Medicine. To obtain the data, researchers sent surveys to 3,377 members of the NFL Players Association, Retired Players Section. Of the 1,594 people who responded, the prevalence of moderate to severe depression was nearly 15 percent, very similar to the prevalence in the general public. But the frequenc...

ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology

...ble and working where most people receive care."In surveys of ACP members involved in direct patient care after training, approximately 20 percent report they are in solo practice, and 50 percent are in practices of five or fewer physicians. According to "The Value of Electronic Health Records in Solo or Sma...

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