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2014-04-01 23:31:46

Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of life than most other chronic illnesses, according to a newly published comprehensive patient survey. Compared to the general population, patients with chronic Lyme disease have high disability and unemployment rates, are five times more likely to visit healthcare providers and twice as likely to be hospitalized, the survey found. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of...

2014-03-17 23:03:42

Commonly Used Asthma and COPD Questionnaires Now Available on SITEpro Tablet Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has received authorization to provide electronic versions of the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaires (SGRQ) on SITEpro® Tablet – ERT’s electronic patient data collection system for use at clinical investigative sites. The...

2014-02-27 18:46:10

Depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life, and satisfaction with life Kessler Foundation researchers have found that among individuals with TBI, depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life (QOL), and satisfaction with life. The study was published in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury. (Yael Goverover, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti: The impact of self-awareness and depression on subjective reports of memory,...

2014-02-26 16:28:45

The Reeve Foundation presented $500,000 in grants to support quality of life initiatives for the paralysis community SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to curing spinal cord injury and improving care for people living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 102 nonprofit organizations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Funded twice yearly,...

2014-02-18 23:04:39

VIAPhone™ Approved to Capture EuroQol Group’s EQ-5D™ Assessments of Health Outcomes. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has been named a preferred provider for the administration of the EuroQol Group’s EQ-5D patient reported outcome (PRO) assessment. Specifically, VIAPhone, ERT’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, has been approved to...

2014-01-07 08:27:12

Cost Worries Trump Urgent Health Issues WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chase Communications, a national public relations and health policy communications firm, and Ed Stevens, a healthcare communications research expert and strategist, have collaborated to create the Chase Healthcare Worry Scale, a survey-based tool for measuring and tracking Americans' evolving concerns about healthcare and the U.S. healthcare system. The first Healthcare Worry Scale survey of...

2013-12-05 14:19:15

A new study shows that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity. Results show that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and 20 minutes.  Fifty-two percent of study subjects were anxious, and 43 percent were depressed.  After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea, sleep quality and daytime...

2013-12-04 15:44:15

Among internal medicine and nurse practitioner trainees, simulation-based communication skills training compared with usual education did not improve quality of communication about end-of-life care or quality of end-of-life care but was associated with a small increase in patients' symptoms of depression, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. "Observational studies have suggested that communication about end-of-life care is...

2013-11-29 12:59:21

Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries. Politicians are intensely interested in the link between national wealth and levels of happiness among the population, but it is a subject which is still wide open to debate among economists. A new analysis led by economists Eugenio Proto in the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the...

2013-11-12 08:35:43

- Data presented at the 2013 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting - EXTON, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM), an international biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative products that address unmet medical needs and rare diseases, today announced results of a new quality of life data analysis from the randomized, placebo-controlled pivotal prophylaxis study of...