Latest Quality of life Stories

2009-03-25 08:09:13

 Numerous studies have shown a relationship between coping strategies and quality of life (QOL) among women with breast cancer. In a study published today in the online edition of Journal of Behavioral Medicine, an investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer suggests that QOL determines the use of coping strategies."It is generally assumed that coping strategies impact quality of life, with more active coping strategies generally...

2008-12-08 09:00:00

PORTO, Portugal, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Data Highlight The Efficacy, Safety and Significant Improvement in Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms With Zebinix(TM) (Eslicarbazepine Acetate) Positive data from three phase III studies presented today at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Congress, Seattle, USA, show that Zebinix(TM)(1) (eslicarbazepine acetate), a novel once-daily anti-epileptic agent, significantly reduced the frequency of partial seizures and has the...

2008-09-26 15:00:14

By SHARPE, Marty THE hidden health effects of graffiti vandalism are the subject of a $36,000 Government-funded study being carried out by Hawke's Bay District Health Board. The board's senior population health adviser, Ana Apatu, and health protection officer Maree Rohleder began the study in May after an approach from Hastings District Council, which is struggling to cope with the high level of graffiti in the district. The council's graffiti vandalism strategy is now out for public...

2008-09-12 03:00:06

By Ayalon, Liat Gross, Revital; Tabenkin, Hava; Porath, Avi; Heymann, Anthony; Porter, Boaz Using a cross-sectional design of 400 primary care patients with diabetes, the authors evaluated demographics, health status, subjective health and mental health, health behaviors, health beliefs, knowledge of diabetes treatment, satisfaction with medical care, and quality of medical care as potential predictors of QoL and QoL in the hypothetical absence of diabetes. Those who reported difficulties...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Clauser, Steven B Arora, Neeraj K; Bellizzi, Keith M; Haffer, Samuel C (Chris); Topor, Marie; Hays, Ron D Health plan member survey and cancer registry data were analyzed to understand differences in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among cancer survivors and those without a cancer diagnosis enrolled in Medicare managed care. HRQOL was measured by the physical component summary score (PCS) and mental component summary score (MCS) of the Medical Outcomes Study SF-36(R), version 1.0....

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Smith, Ashley Wilder Reeve, Bryce B; Bellizzi, Keith M; Harlan, Linda C; Klabunde, Carrie N; Amsellem, Marni; Bierman, Arlene S; Hays, Ron D This study examined the physical and mental health of 126,685 males and females age 65 or over, with and without cancer that completed a Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) between 1998- 2002. Cancer information was ascertained through the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program and linked to...

2008-08-28 03:00:20

By Hays, Ron D Smith, Ashley Wilder; Reeve, Bryce B; Spritzer, Karen L; Marcus, Stephen E; Clauser, Steven B This study examined associations between cigarette smoking, cancer, and self-reported physical (SF-36(R) Physical Component Summary Score, [PCS]) and mental health (SF-36(R) Mental Component Summary Score, [MCS]) among 123,567 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans. As expected for a sample of older individuals, the SF-36(R) PCS mean (42.6) was lower than the U.S....

2008-07-01 10:50:12

People in most countries around the world are happier these days, according to newly released data from the World Values Survey based at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Data from representative national surveys conducted from 1981 to 2007 show the happiness index rose in an overwhelming majority of nations studied. "It's a surprising finding," said U-M political scientist Ronald Inglehart, who directs the World Values Surveys and is the lead author of an article on...

2008-07-01 06:00:13

By Chauvin, Alyssa Rupley, Laurel; Meyers, Katie; Johnson, Kristin; Eason, Jane Research Corner INTRODUCTION In today's medical system, limited resources are available for patient care. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the outcomes of various interventions to ensure that patients are receiving the most efficient and best available care. Recently, clinicians and payers are recognizing that physiological measures do not necessarily relate to function, and functional outcomes...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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