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The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)
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The HPQ is described as a self-report instrument designed to estimate the workplace costs of health problems in terms of reduced job performance, sickness absence, and work-related accidents-injuries. Expand
Prevalence and effects of mood disorders on work performance in a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers.
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Employer interest in workplace costs of mood disorders should be broadened beyond major depressive disorder to include bipolar disorder, and effectiveness trials are needed to study the return on employer investment of coordinated programs for workplace screening and treatment of bipolar disorder and major depressive Disorder. Expand
Association between obesity and psychiatric disorders in the US adult population.
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Variation across demographic groups suggests that social or cultural factors may moderate or mediate the association between obesity and mood disorder. Expand
An international study of the relation between somatic symptoms and depression.
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There is substantial variation in how frequently patients with depression present with strictly somatic symptoms, and this variation may reflect characteristics of physicians and health care systems, as well as cultural differences among patients. Expand
The Pathways Study: a randomized trial of collaborative care in patients with diabetes and depression.
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The Pathways collaborative care model improved depression care and outcomes in patients with comorbid major depression and/or dysthymia and diabetes mellitus, but improving depression care alone did not result in improved glycemic control. Expand
Persistent Pain and Well Being: a World Health Organization Study in Primary Care
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Large variation in frequency and the inconsistent relationship between persistent pain and disability across centers suggests caution in drawing conclusions about the role of culture in shaping responses to persistent pain when comparisons are based on patient samples drawn from a limited number of health care settings in each culture. Expand
Outcomes of prenatal antidepressant exposure.
TLDR
The authors found no association between tricyclic antidepressant or SSRI exposure and either congenital malformations or developmental delay, and women considering taking SSRIs during pregnancy may balance any higher fetal risk against the risk of persistent or recurrent depression. Expand
Relationship of depression and diabetes self-care, medication adherence, and preventive care.
TLDR
In a primary care population, diabetes self-care was suboptimal across a continuum from home-based activities, such as healthy eating, exercise, and medication adherence, to use of preventive care. Expand
Diabetes complications severity index and risk of mortality, hospitalization, and healthcare utilization.
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Compared with the complications count, the DCSI performed slightly better and appears to be a useful tool for prediction of mortality and risk of hospitalization. Expand
Chronic spinal pain and physical–mental comorbidity in the United States: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
TLDR
It is concluded that chronic spinal pain is highly COMorbid with other pain conditions, chronic diseases, and mental disorders, and that comorbidity plays a significant role in role disability associated with Chronic spinal pain. Expand
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