Health Status Indicators

Publication Title: 
PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and demographic characteristics of individuals self-selecting yoga or physical therapy (PT) for treatment of chronic low back pain (cLBP) and to examine predictors of short-term pain and functional outcomes. DESIGN: Descriptive, longitudinal study. SETTINGS: A hospital-based clinic that offers modified integral yoga classes for cLBP and 2 outpatient PT clinics that offer exercise-based PT. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (n=53) with cLBP?12 weeks: yoga (n=27), PT (n=26). METHODS: Yoga participants attended a 6-week, once weekly, 2-hour yoga class.

Author(s): 
Evans, Dian Dowling
Carter, Michael
Panico, Richard
Kimble, Laura
Morlock, Jennifer T.
Spears, Manjula Judith
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Research

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to estimate the economic consequences of somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, defined as bodily distress syndrome (BDS), when mindfulness therapy is compared with enhanced treatment as usual. METHODS: A total of 119 BDS patients were randomized to mindfulness therapy or enhanced treatment as usual and compared with 5950 matched controls. Register data were analyzed from 10years before their inclusion to 15-month follow-up.

Author(s): 
Fjorback, Lone Overby
Carstensen, Tina
Arendt, Mikkel
Ornbøl, Eva
Walach, Harald
Rehfeld, Emma
Fink, Per
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: For people with dyspepsia who are receiving orthodox general practice care, what is the effect on outcome and on NHS costs of adding treatment by a choice of acupuncture or homeopathy? This paper describes and reflects upon a pilot study with user involvement. DESIGN: A randomised pilot study. Patients chose between acupuncture and homeopathy and were then randomised to this preference or to the control group of normal GP care.

Author(s): 
Paterson, C.
Ewings, P.
Brazier, J. E.
Britten, N.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: For people with dyspepsia who are receiving orthodox general practice care, what is the effect on outcome and on NHS costs of adding treatment by a choice of acupuncture or homeopathy? This paper describes and reflects upon a pilot study with user involvement. DESIGN: A randomised pilot study. Patients chose between acupuncture and homeopathy and were then randomised to this preference or to the control group of normal GP care.

Author(s): 
Paterson, C.
Ewings, P.
Brazier, J. E.
Britten, N.
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

OBJECTIVE: To summarise the existing evidence on acupuncture as a therapy for depression. METHODS: RCTs were included, in which either manual acupuncture or electroacupuncture was compared with any control procedure in subjects with depression. Data were extracted independently by two authors. The methodological quality was assessed. Pre and post means and SDs for depression specific measures were extracted, when available, for meta-analysis. RESULTS: Seven randomised comparative trials involving 509 patients were included.

Author(s): 
Mukaino, Yoshito
Park, Jongbae
White, Adrian
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND: Clinical course and outcome connected to rehabilitation after hip or knee arthroplasty have been studied extensively, but few studies have assessed the content of team rehabilitation care for these patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to provide a thorough description of the structure, process, and outcome of team rehabilitation care for patients with hip or knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. DESIGN: This was a multicenter, longitudinal observational study.

Author(s): 
Grotle, Margreth
Garratt, Andrew M.
Klokkerud, Mari
Løchting, Ida
Uhlig, Till
Hagen, Kåre B.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND: Clinical course and outcome connected to rehabilitation after hip or knee arthroplasty have been studied extensively, but few studies have assessed the content of team rehabilitation care for these patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to provide a thorough description of the structure, process, and outcome of team rehabilitation care for patients with hip or knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. DESIGN: This was a multicenter, longitudinal observational study.

Author(s): 
Grotle, Margreth
Garratt, Andrew M.
Klokkerud, Mari
Løchting, Ida
Uhlig, Till
Hagen, Kåre B.
Publication Title: 
AIDS patient care and STDs

The increased longevity afforded by combination antiretroviral therapy in developed countries has led to an increased concern regarding senescence-related diseases in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Previous epidemiologic analyses have demonstrated an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as a significant burden of respiratory symptoms in HIV-infected patients. We performed the St.

Author(s): 
Leung, Janice M.
Liu, Joseph C.
Mtambo, Andy
Ngan, David
Nashta, Negar
Guillemi, Silvia
Harris, Marianne
Lima, Viviane D.
Mattman, Andre
Shaipanich, Tawimas
Raju, Rekha
Hague, Cameron
Leipsic, Jonathon A.
Sin, Don D.
Montaner, Julio S.
Man, S. F. Paul
Publication Title: 
Preventive Medicine

BACKGROUND: Assessing a combination of modifiable lifestyle practices may be a practical tool to modify patients' health behavior in counseling. Therefore, we developed a chronic disease risk index (CDRI) and investigated its relation with chronic disease in a multiethnic cohort. METHODS: A total of 15,693 men and 16,007 women in Hawaii who reported their diet and other lifestyle behaviors between 1975 and 1980 were followed until 1994.

Author(s): 
Meng, L.
Maskarinec, G.
Lee, J.
Kolonel, L. N.
Publication Title: 
U.S. News & World Report
Author(s): 
Blink, Susan

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