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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has an analgesic effect in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). STUDY DESIGN A randomized single-blinded placebo-controlled trial was conducted with LLLT (wavelength, 809 nm; power, 60 mW; pulse frequency, 1800 Hz; duration, 80 seconds per treatment; dose,(More)
Health promotion practice in health care has a high priority in the endeavour to achieve equal opportunities for health and diversity in health among the population. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether there is any connection between the lifestyle advice given by healthcare professionals and the lifestyle change of the population, focusing(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this survey was to compare stressful life events, social support and sense of coherence (SOC) between frequent attenders (FAs) and normal attenders (controls) in primary health care. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted in a primary healthcare centre in the south-west of Sweden. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to describe primary healthcare nurses' experiences with motivational interviewing as a method for health promotion practice. BACKGROUND A person's lifestyle has a major effect on his or her health. Motivational interviewing is one way of working with lifestyle changes in health promotion practice. The basic plan of(More)
OBJECTIVES To find predictive factors for long-term sick leave (SL) and disability pension (DP) among frequent attenders (FAs) and normal attenders (NAs) in primary health care. STUDY DESIGN A cohort study with follow-up over 5 years. METHODS Groups of FAs and NAs were followed over 5 years. Information about background, situation, sociodemography, life(More)
BACKGROUND In Sweden social security is a means-tested financial allowance. The Social Services Act states that an individual is entitled to financial support when his/her needs are not met in any other way. The aim of the present study was to analyse the prevalence and impact of various illness factors and symptoms in social security recipients compared to(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between sublingual varices, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and smoking. We studied 281 patients over 40 years old in this observational clinical study. During a dental check up visit, sublingual varices were sought on the lateral border of the tongue. Results were classified into two groups: grade 0(More)
INTRODUCTION Health promotion practice is an important work assignment within the entire health and medical care sector. Nurses are important for the development and implementation of health promotion in clinical practice. AIM The aim was to describe how district nurses view health promotion practice and how it was implemented in clinical practice(More)
BACKGROUND According to World Health Organization about 75% of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes and 40% of all cases of cancer could be prevented if the risk factors tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol could be eliminated. Patients often need help in monitoring themselves to make the proper lifestyle(More)
AIMS A study was carried out to determine whether frequent attenders' (FAs') consultations for injuries are medically appropriate or not. METHODS A retrospective review was undertaken of medical records in a primary healthcare centre. All injury consultations by frequent attenders and controls during a period of one year were evaluated by two general(More)