Cost of Illness

Publication Title: 
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss the epidemiologic characteristics and determinants of the use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) from a European, particularly German, perspective. DATA SOURCES: An unrestricted literature search using the keywords alternative, allergy, complementary, epidemiology, and medicine was performed in PubMed (National Library of Medicine). In addition, background literature and the opinion of the author contributed to the article.

Author(s): 
Schäfer, Torsten
Publication Title: 
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss the epidemiologic characteristics and determinants of the use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) from a European, particularly German, perspective. DATA SOURCES: An unrestricted literature search using the keywords alternative, allergy, complementary, epidemiology, and medicine was performed in PubMed (National Library of Medicine). In addition, background literature and the opinion of the author contributed to the article.

Author(s): 
Schäfer, Torsten
Publication Title: 
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss the epidemiologic characteristics and determinants of the use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) from a European, particularly German, perspective. DATA SOURCES: An unrestricted literature search using the keywords alternative, allergy, complementary, epidemiology, and medicine was performed in PubMed (National Library of Medicine). In addition, background literature and the opinion of the author contributed to the article.

Author(s): 
Schäfer, Torsten
Publication Title: 
Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery: Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

OBJECTIVE: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common diseases affecting adults. It is the most common chronic disease in children in the United States today and the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States overall. AR is estimated to affect nearly 1 in every 6 Americans and generates $2 to $5 billion in direct health expenditures annually. It can impair quality of life and, through loss of work and school attendance, is responsible for as much as $2 to $4 billion in lost productivity annually.

Author(s): 
Seidman, Michael D.
Gurgel, Richard K.
Lin, Sandra Y.
Schwartz, Seth R.
Baroody, Fuad M.
Bonner, James R.
Dawson, Douglas E.
Dykewicz, Mark S.
Hackell, Jesse M.
Han, Joseph K.
Ishman, Stacey L.
Krouse, Helene J.
Malekzadeh, Sonya
Mims, James Whit W.
Omole, Folashade S.
Reddy, William D.
Wallace, Dana V.
Walsh, Sandra A.
Warren, Barbara E.
Wilson, Meghan N.
Nnacheta, Lorraine C.
Guideline Otolaryngology Development Group. AAO-HNSF
Publication Title: 
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

In recent years there has been rapid growth in diabetes in Japan which now is one of the nations most affected by the worldwide diabetes epidemic. Diabetes has been identified as a healthcare priority by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). Type 1 diabetes is rare in Japan, and type 2 diabetes predominates in both adults and children. The growth in diabetes is due to increases in the number of people with type 2 diabetes associated with increased longevity and lifestyle changes.

Author(s): 
Neville, Susan E.
Boye, Kristina S.
Montgomery, William S.
Iwamoto, Kazuya
Okamura, Masato
Hayes, Risa P.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Having a partner is a strong factor in adaptation to the new life situation with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Still, more knowledge in detail about the partner's influences according to the experiences of individuals with SCI could contribute to the understanding of the situation after an injury. The aim of this phenomenological-hermeneutic article is to achieve a deeper understanding of nine individuals' experiences the first 2 years after SCI.

Author(s): 
Angel, Sanne
Publication Title: 
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand Inc

Richmond (1990, P.65) writes "spinal cord injury occurs not just to the individual but to the entire family. There exists during crisis the potential for growth for individual family members and the entire family system". This article is written from both personal experience and professional interest because little appears to be written in the nursing literature about the family adjustment following discharge from hospital of a person who has a permanent disability following damage to the spinal cord.

Author(s): 
Sherrard, I.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Science Quarterly

The purpose of this research was to uncover the meaning of caring for an elderly relative. Nine middle-aged and elderly people volunteered to take part in audiorecorded interviews to describe their experience of caring for a loved one. The following structural definition emerged from the study: The meaning of caring for an elderly relative is surfacing poignant remembering while doggedly continuing with nurturant giving and confirmatory receiving, as swells of enjoyment merge with tides of sorrow amid uplifting togetherness and valleys of aloneness.

Author(s): 
Gates, K. M.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Community Psychology

When individuals who receive social support are in poor physical or mental health and are criticized or made to feel unwanted, they may perceive themselves as a burden. Poor physical health and depression were hypothesized to exacerbate the harmful effects on suicidal ideation of receiving critical negative messages and of receiving social support. These hypotheses were tested using secondary analyses of data from a sample of 533 unemployed married individuals who were assessed shortly after job loss, and 6 months later.

Author(s): 
Brown, Stephanie L.
Vinokur, Amiram D.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Nursing Studies

This study focuses on sources of satisfaction among family carers for older relatives and related factors in Finland. It is part of a major international project concerned with the coping of family carers in four countries. The results reported here are based on questionnaire data collected among 290 family carers from three Finnish towns. The questionnaire included the Carer's Assessment of Satisfaction Index (CASI) developed by Nolan and Grant (1992). The data were processed using SPSS statistical software.

Author(s): 
Kuuppelom‰ki, Merja
Sasaki, Akiko
Yamada, Kouko
Asakawa, Noriko
Shimanouchi, Setsu

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