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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of diabetes and depression and their associations with quality of life using a representative population sample. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study consisted of a representative population sample of individuals aged > or = 15 years living in South Australia comprising 3,010 personal interviews(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence and cost of alternative medicines and alternative practitioner use in an Australian population. METHODS We conducted a representative population survey of persons aged 15 or older living in South Australia, which required 3004 personal interviews. We assessed the rates of use and types of alternative medicine and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the attributable risk for suicidal ideation of depression and psychosocial and traumatic events in a random and representative population. METHOD Data were gathered from a random and representative sample of 2501 South Australians. Suicidal ideation and clinical depression were determined by the general health questionnaire (GHQ-28)(More)
Two recent patients in our behavioral series investigating the psychological effects of callosal section exhibit right hemisphere language. Using lateralized visual and auditory stimulation, semantic, phonetic, and expressive linguistic functions were examined. While the right hemisphere language systems in both patients were shown to be capable of semantic(More)
Amyloid β (Aβ) peptides are proteolytic products from amyloid precursor protein (APP) and are thought to play a role in Alzheimer disease (AD) pathogenesis. While much is known about molecular mechanisms underlying cerebral Aβ accumulation in familial AD, less is known about the cause(s) of brain amyloidosis in sporadic disease. Animal and postmortem(More)
BACKGROUND Multimorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of two or more chronic conditions, is usually associated with older persons. This research assessed multimorbidity across a range of ages so that planners are informed and appropriate prevention programs, management strategies and health service/health care planning can be implemented. METHODS(More)
The North West Adelaide Health Study is a population-based biomedical cohort study investigating the prevalence of a number of chronic conditions and health-related risk factors along a continuum. This methodology may assist with evidence-based decisions for health policy makers and planners, and inform health professionals who are involved in chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify any association between asthma and depression and quality of life. DESIGN AND SETTING A face-to-face Health Omnibus Survey of a random and representative sample of the South Australian population in August 1998. PARTICIPANTS 3010 randomly selected participants aged 15 years and over. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Reports of the prevalence and impact of comorbid conditions among people with asthma have been limited to certain population groups or convenience samples. Our aim was to examine the prevalence of major comorbidity in asthma and associations with quality of life and functional status in the general population. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING The WANTS(More)