Tag: "scores" at medical news
The matrix of autism
...xactly what happened. The difference between their scores
on the WISC and the Ravens test was striking: For ...vens. Similarly, a third of the autistics had WISC scores
in the mentally retarded range, whereas only one in 20 scored that low on the Ravens test. The norma...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...ized.) The researchers looked at HQA performance scores
from 3,720 hospitals in 2004-2005. For each hospital, a score was calculated for how it performed treating patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival a...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...eloping heart disease. This is lower than previous scores
have suggested, but the researchers believe that it is a more appropriate estimate for the UK and will help minimise health inequalities. The study comes as the governments drugs watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, ...
Poor sleep hygiene in children associated with behavioral problems
...sm, ADHD index, and restless and impulsivity total scores
among others. Further, the CSHS physiological, cognitive, emotional, environmental, and bedtime routine subscales were also significantly negatively correlated with externalizing behaviors on the CPRS-R. "The parental reports indicate poorer sleep...
Students with medical-related majors more likely to have poor quality sleep
...inski. In addition, noted Karpinski, global PSQI scores
for the sample indicate poorer quality of sleep compared to the population norms. Sleep deprivation was longer and frequency of sleep medication use was higher in STEM compared to humanities, added Karpinski. The amount of sleep a person gets affe...
Children's brain responses predict impact of sleep loss on attention
...otal variance in predicting NEPSY Visual Attention scores
after the children's sleep was reduced for one week. "These data are interpreted to suggest that neutral based risk factors can signal the cognitive resilience of individuals in handling subsequent sleep loss," said Millis. Experts recommend that...
Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
...eveloping dementia are an age of 70 or older, poor scores
on two simple cognitive tests, slow physical functioning on everyday tasks such as buttoning a shirt or walking 15 feet, a history of coronary artery bypass surgery, a body mass index of less than 18, and current non-consumption of alcohol. People ...
Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care
...ls. The researchers found that composite measure scores
for CMS processes showed significant improvement at both pay-for-performance and control hospitals. There was no significant difference in the rate of improvement in the composite score between the two hospital groups. Two of the six CMS measures, as...
After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory
...ve years after the surgery. The quality of life scores
remained stable for those who still had seizures b... did not have any memory problems. Quality of life scores
declined only for those who had both seizures and memory problems, which was eight percent of the pa...
Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory
... differences in any of the neuropsychological test scores
between persistent Ecstasy-nave subjects and futur..., the authors write. However, at follow-up, change scores
on immediate and delayed verbal recall and verbal recognition were significantly lower in the group ...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...d not receive the home visits, follow-up parenting scores
were 5.5 times higher for those who received the home visits, and odds of school continuation were 3.5 times greater. The home visiting program consisted of trained home visitors being paired with each adolescent and providing services through the c...
OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy
... based on how it looks under a microscope. Gleason scores
range from 2 to 10 and indicate how likely it is that a tumor will spread. A low Gleason score means the cancer tissue is similar to normal prostate tissue and the cancer is less likely to spread; a high Gleason score means the cancer tissue is very ...
Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
...the two intervention groups also had lower anxiety scores
and higher knowledge scores
than those in the usual care group. Satisfaction was also higher in the decision-analysis group. ...
Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning
...ne for minor problem and two for no problem. Total scores
ranged from zero (worst) to 72 (best). Partici...eceived the intervention increased their road test scores
after three months. Intervention drivers also committed 37 percent fewer critical errors. We foun...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...ted with hSSCs achieved significantly better motor scores
than those in the control group, and showed a consistent presence of transplanted cells in the spinal area. In all the rats grafted with the stem cells, the majority of transplanted human spinal stem cells survived and became mature neurons, accordi...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...ce of an illness only slightly improved individual scores
is a particular cause for concern, the authors say, and may occur because people prefer to take health-related advice from trustworthy figures in positions of authority, rather than actively seek it themselves. It is essential that people know the ...
12-month study demonstrated tolerability and efficacy of Daytrana
...0. When using Daytrana, the mean ADHD-RS-IV total scores
declined, with children averaging 15.4 at study end. The overall mean change in ADHD-RS-IV total score from study start to end was -9.3 (+/- 16.29) and was statistically significant (p Investigators evaluated DAYTRANA's overall effectiveness using...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
... mean reductions from baseline in ADHD-RS-IV total scores
by study end, -16.7 points vs. -8.9 for placebo (P...sizes, caculated using results from the ADHD-RS-IV scores
and evaluated using weight-adjusted actual doses, were 0.44 (0.01 to 0.04 mg/kg), 0.58 (0.05 to 0.08...
Daytrana provides significant effectiveness in both boys and girls with ADHD
...t in their ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV) total scores
(-24.2414.55 points, P The 58 boys that received DAYTRANA averaged a significant 56 percent ADHD-RS-IV total score reduction (-24.2815.66 points, P ADHD-RS-IV assesses 18 individual symptoms of ADHD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Ma...
Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD
...t, after one year of treatment. Specifically, mean scores
decreased 63 percent from baseline (P All 272 patients in the long-term trial previously participated in either of two double-blind clinical trials of VYVANSE. In the long-term trial, investigators provided participants with 30 mg once-daily dose...
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