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Performance of an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale among three European community-dwelling older adult populations.
PURPOSE There is a need for valid and reliable short scales that can be used to assess social networks and social supports and to screen for social isolation in older persons. DESIGN AND METHODSExpand
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Methods for the guideline-based development of quality indicators--a systematic review
BackgroundQuality indicators (QIs) are used in many healthcare settings to measure, compare, and improve quality of care. For the efficient development of high-quality QIs, rigorous, approved, andExpand
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Metamizole-Associated Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background Metamizole is used to treat pain in many parts of the world. Information on the safety profile of metamizole is scarce; no conclusive summary of the literature exists. Objective ToExpand
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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients in Swiss Managed Care Plans: Prevalence, Determinants and Association with Hospitalization
Objectives To describe the prevalence and determinants of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use and association with hospitalizations in an elderly managed care population in Switzerland.Expand
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Screening for mental disorders in heart failure patients using computer-adaptive tests
AbstractPurpose Item response theory is increasingly used in the development of psychometric tests. This paper evaluates whether these modern psychometric methods can improve self-reported screeningExpand
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Psychometric properties of a German version of the neck pain and disability scale
The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity and the psychometric properties of a German version of the 20-item neck pain and disability scale (NPAD) for use in primary care settings. FourExpand
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Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication in the Adult, Community-Dwelling Population in Switzerland
BackgroundPolypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) are associated with adverse outcomes such as hospitalization, loss of productivity, and death.ObjectiveThis study evaluates theExpand
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Geriatric Pain Measure Short Form: Development and Initial Evaluation
OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate a short form of the 24‐item Geriatric Pain Measure (GPM) for use in community‐dwelling older adults.
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Depression and anxiety as major determinants of neck pain: a cross-sectional study in general practice
BackgroundAlthough psychosocial factors are known to be highly linked with neck pain, current therapies focus on somatically based interventions such as medicinal or manipulatory therapies. ThisExpand
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Förderung des allgemeinmedizinischen Nachwuchses
ZusammenfassungHintergrundDie hausärztliche Versorgung in Deutschland hat ein gravierendes Nachwuchsproblem. Universitäre Initiativen zur Förderung des allgemeinmedizinischen Nachwuchses könntenExpand
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