Tag: "surveys" at medical news
Health savings accounts are not likely to stem rising health care spending
...chers reviewed a series of recent health insurance surveys
and found that today's insurance plans already require a substantial amount of consumer cost-sharing. The average plan had a deductible of $221 and an out-of pocket maximum of $1,864, and 80 percent of plans had coinsurance. "These plans do not a...
Early drinking linked to risk for alcohol dependence
...o background information in the article. Previous surveys
have found that 28 percent of high school students begin drinking before age 13 years, and that those who do are more likely to drink until they are intoxicated than those who wait until age 17 years or older to begin drinking. Heavy drinking places...
Link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion
...he day)." The researchers noted that the two DRM surveys
focused on women because the method was in developmental stages and they wanted to study a homogeneous group. They are in the process of collecting data on men as well as women for a national sample to use in further studies. ...
Coffee intake linked to lower diabetes risk
...following 11 years, 1,418 of the women reported on surveys
that they had been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After adjusting the data for some of the other diabetes risk factors, women who drank more than six cups of any type of coffee per day were 22 percent less likely than those who drank no coffe...
Job loss late in career doubles chances of heart attack and stroke
...00 people from almost 8000 households. Baseline surveys
were carried out in 1992 on 4301 people aged between 51 and 61, all of whom were in work at the time. Ten years later, over 1200 people had retired and nearly 600 had died. Another 450 had temporarily stopped work; and 960 had left full time work fo...
There's no modern substitute for some old-fashioned one-on-one
... of education was needed. Currently, students take surveys
a year or more after their clinical experience and...al training, and there's no difference between the surveys
for different areas of clinical training. I felt this made them fairly meaningless," says Ehrlich. E...
How cow warts, clergy sex surveys moved along cancer vaccine
... to collect scrapings from "prized" cow warts, and surveys
of people unlikely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease priests and nuns who had taken a vow of celibacy. The work with the cows, the warts, the nuns and the priests illustrates how basic research can pay off in big and unexpected ways...
Penn State research shows withdrawal drug offers relief for Crohn's sufferers
...rovement of symptoms for 12 weeks. Quality of life surveys
were given every four weeks for 16 weeks. Jill P. Smith, a gastroenterology specialist and researcher at the College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, presented her findings recently in Los Angeles at the National Associati...
Reconstructing a healthcare system in Iraq
...archers at Yale School of Nursing. A total of 744 surveys
were collected from nurses in the Dohuk and Erbil regions of northern Iraqi Kurdistan by field researchers working on the project with Yale. The region has remained stable with only sporadic violence because of creation of the "no-fly" zone in 1991. ...
Compulsion to smoke after just one cigarette can lie dormant for more than three years
...tes. The researchers base their findings on annual surveys
of almost 6000 eleven to 16 year olds attending 36 representative schools across South London, and measurements of salivary cotinine, a biochemical indicator of nicotine intake. Full information for each of the five years was available for just over ...
Living in poverty associated with increased risk for teens to be overweight
...om four cross-sectional, nationally representative surveys
(U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Su... from sweetened beverages across the last 2 NHANES surveys
(1988-1994 and 1999-2002) was significantly larger in poor families (from 9.2 percent to 15.4 percen...
Inconsistent access to food in low-income households may contribute to weight gain
...-- There's more to be gleaned from national health surveys
than just health statistics. Not only can these data illustrate the scope of a public health problem such as obesity, but they can also provide researchers with clues about ways to intervene. Parke Wilde, PhD, a food economist at the Friedman School ...
Penn researcher uses computer-based screening to help identify domestic violence victims
...olence, on computer-based screenings than on paper surveys
or in personal interviews," she says. To furthe... ED and 61 percent in the urban ED) whose computer surveys
generated an alert for the physician had a discussion about domestic violence during their visit. ...
Computer-based screening may encourage discussions about domestic violence
...olence, on computer-based screenings than on paper surveys
or in personal interviews. Karin V. Rhodes, M.D., ... ED and 61 percent in the urban ED) whose computer surveys
generated a domestic violence prompt for the physician had a discussion about domestic violence duri...
Patients and their doctors have different perceptions about HIV and its treatment
...her aspects related to HIV treatment. "While the surveys
highlighted many similar views between physicians and patients on issues such as treatment goals and satisfaction with currently available antiretroviral drugs," said Jos M. Zuniga, IAPAC President/CEO and the author of the JIAPAC article, "it is cle...
Packard scientists announce first international gene search for typical ALS
...sortium of ALS registries (EURALS), which actively surveys
the populations of Italy, the UK and Ireland (25 million citizens) for ALS cases. To date, EURALS has collected health and lifestyle information on 900 patients and 1,700 controls. Traynor, a genetic epidemiologist, is part of a project that's alread...
Study examines reported outcomes of trials funded by for-profits vs. not-for-profits
...unded by not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. These surveys
raised questions regarding the design and conduct ...nical end points (54.1 percent). "As suggested in surveys
of randomized trials published prior to 2000, these contemporary data appear to show that incentives...
Children's emotional distress after hurricane linked with parents' stress levels
...s on stress levels. The researchers sent anonymous surveys
home with all children from the three DeSoto County elementary schools in April 2005. The rural county was particularly hard hit by Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane that pummeled Southwest Florida in August 2004. Three hundred parents repr...
Students feel safer in ethnically diverse schools, UCLA psychologists report
...ls, the authors noted. Students filled out written surveys
about their perceptions of bullying and school safety. In earlier research in the school bullying project, Graham, Juvonen and Nishina reported that school bullying is pervasive, that middle school students who are bullied in school are likely to fee...
Collaborative care decreases some symptoms of dementia for patients with Alzheimer disease
...ctitioner. The researchers found through various surveys
that intervention patients had significantly fewer behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia at 12 months and at 18 months. Intervention caregivers also reported significant improvements in distress at 12 months; at 18 months, caregivers show...
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