Fredrik Granström

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UNLABELLED Preoperative radiotherapy (PRT) in rectal cancer reduces the risk of local recurrence by at least half but the influence of the socioeconomic status of patients on the use of PRT is little investigated in Europe. METHODS Individually attained data on civil status, education and income were linked to the Swedish Rectal Cancer Registry 1995-2005(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the working alliance as been found to be a robust predictor of psychotherapy outcome, critics have questioned the causal status of this effect. Specifically, the effect of the alliance may be confounded with the effect of prior symptom improvement. The objective of the present study was to test this possibility. METHOD A large dataset(More)
BACKGROUND Decision making regarding the choice of surgical procedure in rectal cancer is complex. It was hypothesized that, in addition to clinical factors, several aspects of patients' socioeconomic background influence this process. METHODS Individually attained data on civil status, education and income were linked to the Swedish Rectal Cancer(More)
The therapeutic alliance has been found to predict psychotherapy outcome in numerous studies. However, critics maintain that the therapeutic alliance is a by-product of prior symptomatic improvements. Moreover, almost all alliance research to date has used differences between patients in alliance as predictor of outcome, and results of such analyses do not(More)
AIMS The aim of the work presented here was to explore differences between pet owners and non-pet-owners concerning aspects of health, physical/leisure activities, work and socio-demographics. METHODS The study was based on nationally representative data from the Swedish population (n = 43,589). Associations between pet ownership and background variables(More)
INTRODUCTION Women have in general poorer self-rated health than men. Both material and psychosocial conditions have been found to be associated with self-rated health. We investigated whether two such factors, financial insecurity and condescending treatment, could explain the difference in self-rated health between women and men. METHODS The association(More)
AIMS This study investigated the association between domestic work and self-rated health among women and men in the general population. METHODS The study is based on women (N = 12,910) and men (N = 9784) aged 25-64 years, who responded to a survey questionnaire in 2008 (response rate 56%). Logistic regression models were used to assess the association(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to investigate trends in the prevalence of obesity by age and level of education in the general population in mid-Sweden from year 2000 to 2012. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to a random population sample aged 25-74 years in years 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. The overall response rates were 67%, 65%, 60% and 53%,(More)
AIMS Educational inequalities in self-rated health (SRH) in European welfare countries are documented, but recent trends in these inequalities are less well understood. We examined educational inequalities in SRH in different age groups, and the contribution of selected material, behavioural and psychosocial determinants from 2000 to 2008. METHODS Data(More)
BACKGROUND Even today, 12% of the children in Sweden live in poverty and many children are exposed to adverse experiences, such as being bullied, which may have long-term consequences on public health. This study examined the associations between economic stress and condescending treatment in childhood and self-rated health (SRH) in adulthood. METHODS The(More)
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