Diann Dawson

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One hundred two patients with irritable bowel syndrome were studied in a controlled trial of psychological treatment involving psychotherapy, relaxation, and standard medical treatment compared with standard medical treatment alone. Patients were only selected if their symptoms had not improved with standard medical treatment over the previous 6 months. At(More)
Patients with chronic, refractory irritable bowel syndrome (n = 102) were entered into a randomised controlled trial of psychotherapy versus supportive listening. Independent physical and psychological assessments were carried out at the beginning and end of the 12-week trial. For women, psychotherapy was found to be superior to supportive listening, in(More)
Health-related quality of life (QoL) reported by patients has the potential to improve care after ablative surgery of the midface, as existing treatment algorithms still generally revolve around outcomes assessed traditionally only by clinicians. Decisions in particular relate to reconstruction with a flap compared with rehabilitation with an obturator, the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess head and neck cancer patient satisfaction with the use of a touch-screen computer patient-completed questionnaire for assessing Adult Co-morbidity Evaluation 27 co-morbidity scores prior to treatment, along with its clinical reliability. METHODS A total of 96 head and neck cancer patients were included in the audit.(More)
Treatment of malignancy of the salivary glands risks damage to the cranial nerves, and clinicians' traditional view has been that this will result in adverse effects on physical function and subsequent health-related quality of life (QoL). Preservation of nerves has been advocated to lessen this impact, but we know of no evidence that sacrifice of the(More)
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