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Adams Samantha - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: In the discussion about helping lay end users find reliable health-related information on the web, lay assessment practices of the reliability of information are often dismissed as insufficient. It is suggested that patients do not check important background information (authors, dates) for the medical content on websites. However, little ...
Song Jong-Suk - - 2006
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction with ocular prosthesis after evisceration or enucleation and to determine which variables were correlated to their satisfaction in order to find out how to increase patient satisfaction. METHODS: A satisfaction questionnaire was given to consecutive anophthalmic patients who visited ...
Rieders Clifford - - 2005
The objective of this article is to improve patient safety by examining the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, which monitors a statewide reporting system for medical errors and issues statewide advisories suggesting methods for reducing the types of medical errors identified on the basis of the analysis of data reported. First, ...
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Capitalize on QI and cost-saving opportunities by using the patient as messenger. No one has more to gain from quality improvement and cost-saving opportunities than patients themselves. That's why San Jose, CA-based Resolution Health Inc., developed a program that makes sure patients know what screenings and procedures they are due ...
See Adrian - - 2005
From January 2001 to January 2002, Broken Hill, New South Wales, served as a trial site for teledermatology as one method of access to dermatologists. Fourteen participating general practitioners referred 46 patients making up 48 teledermatology cases. The mean diagnostic agreement between general practitioners and dermatologists was 35% and 50% ...
Zandbelt Linda C - - 2005
A patient-centred approach is increasingly advocated and incorporated in medical education. Due to its multi-dimensionality, however, the concept of patient-centredness appears to be hard to measure and, consequently, to evaluate. The objective of this study was to develop an instrument to measure patient-centredness in line with one central dimension, i.e. ...
Tromp Debbie M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer patients are often diagnosed with advanced stage disease, while the location is easily accessible for examination or distinct symptoms are present. Professional delay in primary care affects tumour stage and survival. There has been little research on the role of the patient in delaying referral ...
Knipschild Paul - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether telling symptomatic patients that they will soon be better shortens the duration of their illness. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We repeated an earlier trial in general practice on this subject. All our patients were reassured that they probably had no serious underlying disease. We randomized 128 ...
Rhys Catrin S - - 2005
This paper examines the use of gaze as one of a number of connected compensatory adaptations to linguistic impairment by a patient with Broca's aphasia. The examination of the import of gaze withdrawal and return of gaze in the context of self cuing by the patient shows how the patient ...
Sandler Jonathan - - 2005
The following report details a technique for producing a digital 'Kesling-type setup', which can give the patients an indication of how their dentition will look at the end of orthodontic treatment. High quality digital photographs of the patients' teeth are probably easier for the patients to relate to than a ...
Shamloul Rany - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To report the outcome of a sex education-integrated treatment program of men complaining of a short-sized penis. METHODS: This study included 92 patients presenting to our department in the past 2 years complaining of a small-sized penis. History, with particular stress on the duration of the complaint and sexual ...
O'Reilly Dermot - - 2005
It has been suggested that there are significant overlaps between removals due to deregistration and removals arising because patients live outside the practice area. If this is true, it would mean that the current estimates of deregistration would need to be revised upwards. All outside-area removals for the calendar years ...
Childs John D - - 2005
Growing evidence supports the effectiveness of manual therapy interventions in patients with neck pain; however, considerable attention has also been afforded to the potential risks such as vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI). Despite the existence of guidelines advocating specific screening procedures, research does not support the ability to accurately identify patients at ...
Lewis R Q - - 2005
Improving patient safety has become a core issue for many modern healthcare systems. However, knowledge of the best ways for government initiated efforts to improve patient safety is still evolving, although there is considerable commonality in the challenges faced by countries. Actions to improve patient safety must operate at multiple ...
Morimura Naoto - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Volunteer citizens were recruited to perform simulated emergency calls, and the expressions and content of these telephone calls were analysed to examine risk factors associated with the success or failure of communication. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Six physicians played the role of patients who had various symptoms, such as cerebral ...
MacLaughlin Eric J - - 2005
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To develop a model for osteoporosis screening and education in community pharmacies using a team approach, compare bone mineral density T-scores between quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and determine patient satisfaction with this pharmacist-provided osteoporosis screening and education program. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community ...
Broom Alex - - 2005
In the current study, the author explores the complex effects and contradictory roles of the Internet as a source of empowerment and control, and as a site of "risk management." Drawing on a study of the Internet usage of Australian men with prostate cancer, the author investigates how access to ...
Caress A-L - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Current healthcare policy advocates patient participation in treatment decision making. However, in asthma there is little evidence regarding patients' views on such involvement. This study explored the preferred and perceived level of involvement in treatment decisions, rationales for role preference, perceived facilitators of/barriers to involvement, and the interrelationship of ...
Jean Wiese H - - 2005
BACKGROUND: CPAP remains the treatment of choice for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS), but compliance with CPAP is poor. Of many interventions tried to improve CPAP compliance, only education and humidification have been shown to be of benefit. Our purpose was to develop and pilot test a video to ...
Geest Tina Aaen - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients' interaction with the GP may be improved through patient involvement techniques, and there is a variety of such techniques which improve patients' involvement in their own care, although little is known about their acceptability. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators for ...
Abdullah Ma'n - - 2005
There is a growing awareness among providers of the symptom burden experienced by cancer patients. Systematic symptom screening is difficult. Our plan was to evaluate a technology-based symptom screening process using touch-tone telephone and Internet in our rural outreach cancer program in Indiana. Would rural patients have adequate access to ...
Luthy Christophe - - 2005
Knowledge of hospital patients' perceptions of doctors' qualities is limited. The purpose of this study was to explore hospital patients' definitions of "good" and "bad" doctors. Semi-structured interviews conducted with 68 consecutive hospital patients. The questions explored the characteristics of good/bad doctors. Responses were subjected to content analysis. The patients' ...
Onor M L - - 2005
The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most complex interpersonal relationships, in that it involves individuals who are not on the same level, it has not been sought by both individuals, it is emotionally loaded and it requires close mutual co-operation towards a shared goal. A well-managed clinical interview lays ...
Sears Chad R - - 2005
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of antitobacco practices currently in place in orthodontic offices across the United States, so that an antitobacco standard of care might be derived. METHODS: A 23-item survey was constructed and mailed to 200 orthodontists practicing in the United States, ...
Hurley K F - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Universal screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) in the emergency department (ED) has been advocated by many medical institutions. Policies implemented for IPV screening have met with numerous obstacles. One such obstacle is the perception by emergency personnel that patients might be offended by such screening if they presented ...
Thorgaard Per - - 2005
A multicentre study in five postanaesthesia care units (PACUs) was performed to investigate patient and staff opinion of a specially designed music environment (DME), related to geographical location. Patients (325) and staff (91) described their opinion by means of a questionnaire-anonymously in the case of staff. Patients were not asked ...
Ertmer A - - 2005
Objective: With akteonline.de a patient owned Electronic Health Record (EHR) has been implemented that combines both data from clinical information systems and data entered by the patient. In addition the EHR supports information exchange/communication controlled by the user. The EHR thus offers the potential to place the patient into a ...
Bagian James P - - 2005
The Veterans Health Administration found that a number of components were key to implementing a meaningful and effective patient safety program. To truly improve patient safety, the overall goal of your organization must be to prevent harm to the patient, not to eliminate errors. Create a system that is perceived ...
Miller William L - - 2005
Healing can be both an intensely personal and a social and community event that often surprises us when it emerges from the landscape of everyday life. This observation raises at least three questions that serve as the focus for this paper's reflections about creating optimal healing places. Who are patients? ...
Lindfors Pirjo - - 2005
We explore the variety of practices professionals and patients use whilst discussing patients' eating and drinking habits in general practice and in homeopathic consultations. Our aim is to show how the interaction is shaped, on the one hand, by the professionals' theories and goals and, on the other hand, by ...
Kindler C H - - 2005
Previous communication research in general medical practice has shown that effective communication enhances patient compliance, satisfaction and medical outcome. It is expected that communication is equally important in anaesthesia, since patients often suffer from anxiety and lack of knowledge about anaesthetic procedures. However, little is known about the nature of ...
Cantor Michael D - - 2005
The rationale for, and recommended approaches to, disclosing adverse events to patients are examined on the basis of the experience of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VHA's National Ethics Committee endorses a general policy requiring the routine disclosure of adverse events to patients and offers practical recommendations for implementation. ...
Schouten B C - - 2004
Dutch dentists have a moral and legal obligation to inform their patients and involve them in the decision-making process. It is unclear, though, to what extent patients prefer information and involvement in decision-making. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine levels of preference for information and participation in ...
Lieberman Jay R - - 2004
The treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disease will be revolutionized during the next two decades by advances in technology. Orthopaedic surgeons are eager to incorporate new technology into their practices to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. However, as the orthopaedic community embraces new technology and innovative surgical procedures, there ...
Burden Nancy - - 2004
Discharge planning for the elderly ambulatory surgery patient should begin as soon as the patient's procedure is booked. Successful discharge planning relies on 1) comprehensive preoperative assessment; 2) effective communication among the surgical facility's caregivers, the physician's office, the patient, and the family; 3) consideration of the patient's preoperative status; ...
Franciosi Monica - - 2004
In the context of an Italian nation-wide outcomes research program on type 2 diabetes, we investigated the contribution of both patient and setting-related factors to patient satisfaction with their relationship with their physicians. The level of patient satisfaction was measured using the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 14 patient ...
Claudepierre Pascal - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To assess knowledge of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by patients and to identify factors associated with knowledge. METHODS: Ninety patients receiving follow-up in France for AS completed a disease knowledge auto-questionnaire yielding a correct answer score [CAS] and a correct item score [CIS]. Correlations between these scores and other factors ...
Gatton M L - - 2004
This study investigates the costs incurred by patients diagnosed with uncomplicated malaria at a formal rural health facility in Myanmar. A cross-sectional survey of 410 patients indicated that the majority of patients were male (89.3%), married (84.6%) and the head of their family (80.2%); this spectrum reflected the deliberate selection ...
Toombs S K - - 2004
In this essay, I reflect on my experience as a multiple sclerosis patient in order to identify some of the unique challenges that chronic disability poses in the physician-patient relationship. I suggest that it is important to broaden the goals of the clinical encounter to incorporate personal (as opposed to ...
Jang Timothy - - 2004
To assess the religious spirituality of EMS personnel and their perception of the spiritual needs of ambulance patients. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics presenting to an urban, academic emergency department (ED) were asked to complete a three-part survey relating to demographics, personal practices, and perceived patient needs. Their responses ...
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By regularly surveying patients and staff, you can stay on top of key issues that need to be addressed. Daily surveys are easily done with a representative sampling of patient census and key staff members. Addressing staff complaints in a timely manner can contribute to decreased turnover rate. Small changes ...
Hurst Samia A - - 2004
When patients refuse beneficial treatment, the assessment of decision-making capacity plays a key role in determining the best course of action. However, situations in which patients refuse to explain their reasons occur. This can make an assessment of capacity impossible. In such cases, clinicians find themselves in difficult situations without ...
Grime Janet - - 2004
The quality of patient information leaflets has been criticised for being too medico centred. Written information produced by a patient organisation should be tailored to members' expressed needs, and based on their experience and therefore useful in helping patients to self-manage their condition. Views expressed in semi-structured interviews with 30 ...
Hartmuller Vriginia W - - 2004
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify and compare perceptions of RNs, registered dietitians (RDs), and patients regarding the best format and key nutrition information components that should be provided to patients during cancer treatment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using an opinion-based questionnaire. SETTING: Outpatient cancer centers. SAMPLE: 506 RNs and 367 RDs, as well ...
Kim Sung Soo - - 2004
The present study attempted to develop new scales of patient-perceived, empathy-related constructs and to test a model of the relationships of physician empathy and related constructs to patient satisfaction and compliance. Five hundred fifty outpatients at a large university hospital in Korea were interviewed with the questionnaire. The data were ...
Brajac Ines - - 2004
The objective of the study was to evaluate the health beliefs and knowledge about acne among acne patients and family physicians. A total of 100 patients referred to a dermatologist for management of acne vulgaris and 120 family physicians completed questionnaires. The questionnaires consisted of questions about health beliefs, the ...
Liebman Carol B - - 2004
In 2002 Pennsylvania became the first state to impose on hospitals a statutory duty to notify patients in writing of a serious event. If the disclosure conversations are carefully planned, properly executed, and responsive to patients' needs, this new requirement creates possible benefits for both patient safety and litigation risk ...
Eide Hilde - - 2004
The aim of this study was to analyse with sequence analysis physician-patient dialogue surrounding patients' expression of emotional cues. Two samples, sample 1 consisting of 36 cancer patient consultations conducted by four oncologists, and sample 2 consisting 79 consultations of haematology patients conducted by nine specialists, were audiotaped and coded ...
Fadlon Judith - - 2004
In recent years, non-conventional medicine (NCM) has grown tremendously in popularity and economic importance. This paper explores a relatively unresearched phenomenon: patients' dissatisfaction with non-conventional medical treatment they have received. 16 out of 20 patients who had severed their contact with a large, hospital-adjacent multi-modality NCM clinic in Israel were ...
Thakurdesai Prasad A - - 2004
Patient education is widely regarded as an essential component of chronic disease care and effective health promotion. Internet is extremely useful medium in this respect. Web-based information is seldom the subject of systematic investigation for its accuracy and appropriateness for patients. Objective of this study was to evaluate of web-based ...
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