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Quality of life may be considerably reduced in patients who are suffering from chronic lower limb venous insufficiency, although existing generic quality of life instruments (NHP, SF-36 or SIP) cannot completely identify their specific complaints. The Chronic Venous Insufficiency Questionnaire (CIVIQ) has been developed by iterative process. First, a pilot(More)
The use of ICT to drive sustainable development is a constant debate. Whereas one group staunchly defends emp loying ICT for guiding and implementing sustainable development, others fight vigorously to highlight its many negatives. One should readily agree that, as with most things in this world, apply ing ICT to propel any development will have its(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a conceptually and semantically valid English version of a French disease-specific measure of quality of life for children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS Following a backward and forward translation of the measure, 60 participants, including 20 children, 20 parents, and 20 adolescents/young adults(More)
To assess the impact of cystic fibrosis (CF) and treatment on quality of life (QOL) from childhood throughout adult age, two versions of the Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire (CFQ), were developed and validated in France: the CFQ 14+ for teenagers and adults, the CFQ Child P, a parent-proxy evaluation for children aged 8–13. They include three modules for(More)
OBJECTIVES To (a) determine the prevalence of alcohol and other drug use, and health risk behaviors among a general university population; and (b) compare health risk-taking behaviors between genders, and varsity athletes and their non-athlete peers. DESIGN Descriptive survey of multiple health risk behaviors, including physical, mental health, alcohol(More)
Accepting new paradigms are important to advancing scientific knowledge. Over the history of humanity, discoveries have been made because of the availab ility of new facts that would be either prev iously impossible or improbable for mult iple reasons. However, whenever one contextualizes the importance of leadership within the contemporary period of(More)
Risky health behaviors of female intercollegiate varsity athletes and their nonathlete peers were compared. Five hundred seventy-one female university students (109 athletes and 462 nonathlete peers) at two midwestern universities completed a self-administered, anonymous questionnaire during team meetings or class sessions. Each athlete was matched with two(More)
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