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Publication Title: 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Official Publication of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases

Few qualitative studies have explored the 'meaning' of life experiences for persons with ALS. We aimed to identify the meaning of QoL in five selected individuals, and to consider how their experience of health care affected perceived well-being, using a phenomenological approach. Four of the five participants were revisited.

Author(s): 
Foley, Geraldine
O'Mahony, Paul
Hardiman, Orla
Publication Title: 
Bioethics

It is widely agreed that foreign sponsors of research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are morally required to ensure that their research benefits the broader host community. There is no agreement, however, about how much benefit or what type of benefit research sponsors must provide, nor is there agreement about what group of people is entitled to benefit. To settle these questions, it is necessary to examine why research sponsors have an obligation to benefit the broader host community, not only their subjects. Justifying this claim is not straightforward.

Author(s): 
Hughes, Robert C.
Publication Title: 
Pediatrics

OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the health care experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder and the impact of autism spectrum disorder on the family and to assess whether having a medical home is associated with less family impact.

Author(s): 
Kogan, Michael D.
Strickland, Bonnie B.
Blumberg, Stephen J.
Singh, Gopal K.
Perrin, James M.
van Dyck, Peter C.
Publication Title: 
Seizure

PURPOSE: The understanding of causation of epilepsy, especially in resource poor African countries where prevalence rates are very high, would aid strategies for primary prevention. This study sought to determine the causes of epilepsy in Nigerian Africans and health-itinerary of patients with epilepsy.

Author(s): 
Ogunrin, Olubunmi A.
Adeyekun, Ademola
Adudu, Philomena
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic back pain is a major public health problem and the primary reason patients seek massage treatment. Despite the growing use of massage for chronic low back pain, there have been few studies of its effectiveness. This trial will be the first evaluation of the effectiveness of relaxation massage for chronic back pain and the first large trial of a focused structural form of massage for this condition.

Author(s): 
Cherkin, Daniel C.
Sherman, Karen J.
Kahn, Janet
Erro, Janet H.
Deyo, Richard A.
Haneuse, Sebastien J.
Cook, Andrea J.
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: Anthroposophic therapies (counselling, special medication, art, eurythmy movement, and rhythmical massage) aim to stimulate long-term self-healing processes, which theoretically could lead to a reduction of healthcare use. In a prospective two-year cohort study, anthroposophic therapies were followed by a reduction of chronic disease symptoms and improvement of quality of life. The purpose of this analysis was to describe health costs in users of anthroposophic therapies.

Author(s): 
Hamre, Harald J.
Witt, Claudia M.
Glockmann, Anja
Ziegler, Renatus
Willich, Stefan N.
Kiene, Helmut
Publication Title: 
Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)

Palliative care has evolved from end-of-life care following exhaustion of curative therapy to care across the cancer-management continuum. Often initiated concurrently with curative care at the time of diagnosis, palliative care ensures both effective symptom management and the best possible quality of life in four key domains-physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.

Author(s): 
Gabriel, Michelle
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic back pain is a major public health problem and the primary reason patients seek massage treatment. Despite the growing use of massage for chronic low back pain, there have been few studies of its effectiveness. This trial will be the first evaluation of the effectiveness of relaxation massage for chronic back pain and the first large trial of a focused structural form of massage for this condition.

Author(s): 
Cherkin, Daniel C.
Sherman, Karen J.
Kahn, Janet
Erro, Janet H.
Deyo, Richard A.
Haneuse, Sebastien J.
Cook, Andrea J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of Australian adults who seek care for low back pain (LBP), including the type of care they choose and any factors associated with making those choices. DESIGN: A population-based mailed survey. SUBJECTS: An age, gender, and state stratified random sample of 2768 Australian adults selected from the Electoral Roll. METHODS: A self-administered, fully structured questionnaire included a series of questions relating to care seeking for LBP, choice of provider, and types of treatment received.

Author(s): 
Walker, Bruce F.
Muller, Reinhold
Grant, William D.
Publication Title: 
Medical Teacher

As educational climate strongly affects student achievement, satisfaction and success, it is important to get regular feedback from students on how they experience the educational environment.

Author(s): 
Till, Hettie

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