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BACKGROUND With current treatments, approximately 75% of children diagnosed with cancer can expect to achieve disease-free survival. However, treatments are complex and aggressive, potentially compromising QOL for children and their parents. Although previous work has shown increased anxiety and depression among parents after diagnosis, the recent(More)
Purpose. We investigated self-reported quality of life (QoL), body image and daily competence of patients as a consequence of limb salvage surgery (LSS), primary or secondary amputation, and the views of patients following secondary amputation.Patients. Patients (n=37) had all been treated for osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma in the lower limb.Methods. QoL(More)
Previous research on the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and child and adolescent antisocial behaviour has produced mixed findings showing variation in the strength of association. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to summarise evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic status and broadly conceptualised antisocial(More)
We develop the institutional configuration perspective to understand which national contexts facilitate social entrepreneurship (SE). We confirm joint effects on SE of formal regulatory (government activism), informal cognitive (post-materialist cultural values), and informal normative (socially supportive cultural norms, or weak-tie social capital)(More)
Staff well-being is considered to be a potential problem within mental health occupations, and its variability is in need of investigation. Our starting point is to assess the role of demands, control and supportive relationships that are at the core of Karasek’s model. The study aims to assess the relationship amongst mental health workers of job demands,(More)
Junior house officers have traditionally been the most distressed doctors in the health service. 1 Recently, however , there have been reports of significant psychological morbidity in senior doctors such as hospital consultants. 2 Previous studies found that levels of distress decrease with increasing medical seniority. 3 Much of the organisational burden(More)
AIM To explore the factor structure, reliability, and potential usefulness of a patient safety climate questionnaire in UK health care. SETTING Four acute hospital trusts and nine primary care trusts in England. METHODS The questionnaire used was the 27 item Teamwork and Safety Climate Survey. Thirty three healthcare staff commented on the wording and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to apply behavioural reasoning theory (BRT) to the prediction of undergraduate students' binge drinking intentions and behaviour. The reasons students use to justify and defend binge drinking may provide important information on motivations underlying such behaviour. METHODS Undergraduate students (N= 265) completed(More)
BACKGROUND There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy for coping with the challenges of longevity. What is needed is a better understanding of how individual characteristics of older people's(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is increasingly used as the steroid of choice in trials for standard risk children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Improvements in event-free survival (EFS) have been attributed to lower CNS relapse rates, However, there are concerns that dexamethasone may be more toxic than previous conventional therapy with prednisone.(More)