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Illness perceptions in dialysis patients and their association with quality of life
TLDR
Perception of more symptoms, more consequences and lower personal control were associated with lower well-being and the concept of illness perceptions is useful in understanding the impact of ESRD and of dialysis treatment on quality of life.
Patients’ illness perceptions and coping as predictors of functional status in psoriasis: a 1‐year follow‐up
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Patients who initially engaged in coping characterized by more expression of emotions,seeking more social support, seeking more distraction, and less passive coping were prescribed a lower number of different therapies, were less anxious, less depressed, and had a better physical health 1 year later.
Predicting functional status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether coping strategies and illness perceptions would be predictive of outcome in a longitudinal study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A group of 71
Oral contraceptives containing drospirenone for premenstrual syndrome.
TLDR
Drospirenone plus EE 20 mug may help treat premenstrual symptoms in women with PMDD and little effect was found on less severe symptoms when comparing drospire None plus more estrogen to another COC.
Living with Huntington's disease: Illness perceptions, coping mechanisms, and patients' well-being.
TLDR
Both illness perceptions and coping mechanisms were significant predictors of patients' well-being, and the coping strategies that HD patients reported adopting to deal with their disease were comparable with those adopted by reference individuals dealing with everyday life stressful situations.
Evaluation of the feasibility, reliability and diagnostic value of shortened versions of the geriatric depression scale.
TLDR
The results for the different versions of the geriatric depression scale suggest the use of a 10-item or a four-item version, and the smallest subset would be the most desirable: the four- item version.
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