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BACKGROUND Research on the relationship between Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and physical activity (PA), to date, have rarely investigated how this relationship differ across objective and subjective measures of PA. The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between HRQoL and PA, and examine how this relationship differs across objective(More)
PURPOSE Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with increased use of health, social and education services. There is a lack of data to quantify the economic burden of ADHD in the UK. The aim of this study was to estimate additional education, health and social care costs amongst adolescents in the UK diagnosed with ADHD. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last three decades there has been a substantial increase in the proportion of children who are overweight or obese. The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) is a novel school-based intervention, using highly interactive and creative delivery methods to prevent obesity in children. METHODS/DESIGN We describe a cluster randomised(More)
The aim of the study was to estimate health state utility values in newly diagnosed idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) for use in the assessment of health-related quality-of-life (HRQL), and in the estimation of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). Data from 162 patients enrolled in a community-based incidence study of PD were used to estimate health state(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common and troubling symptom for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). AIM To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a six-session group-based programme for managing MS-fatigue (Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to lifeStyle (FACETS)). METHODS Three-centre parallel arm(More)
To address the pending public health crisis due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, the Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program at the University of Pennsylvania held a meeting entitled "State of the Science Conference on the Advancement of Alzheimer's Diagnosis, Treatment and Care," on June 21-22, 2012. The meeting comprised four(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical effectiveness of collaborative care with usual care in the management of patients with moderate to severe depression. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING 51 primary care practices in three primary care districts in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS 581 adults aged 18 years and older who met ICD-10(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic radicular pain can be effectively treated with spinal cord stimulation, but this therapy is not always sufficient for chronic back pain. Subcutaneous nerve stimulation (SQS) refers to the placement of percutaneous leads in the subcutaneous tissue within the area of pain. Case series data show that failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)(More)
BACKGROUND Health services are increasingly focused on measuring and monitoring outcomes, particularly those that reflect patients' priorities. To be meaningful, outcomes measured should be valued by patients and carers, be consistent with what health professionals seek to achieve, and be robust in terms of measurement properties. The aim of this study was(More)
Much of the literature on distributive preferences covers specific considerations in isolation, and recent reviews have suggested that research is required to inform on the relative importance of various key considerations. Responding to this research recommendation, we explore the distributive preferences of the general public using a set of generic social(More)