Hayley N Barnes

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OBJECTIVE To present a descriptive overview of the quality and recommendations of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on diagnosis or management of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and/or knee. DATA SOURCES CPGs were identified from several research databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library) and guideline-specific databases from 1966 to August(More)
BACKGROUND Imaging is commonly performed for musculoskeletal conditions. Identifying interventions to improve the appropriate use of imaging for musculoskeletal conditions could potentially result in improved health outcomes for patients and reduced health care costs. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of interventions that aim to improve the appropriate(More)
Generalist physicians should incorporate alcohol and drug abuse detection and brief intervention in the care of their patients. A suggestion of alcohol or drug abuse or a positive response to the CAGE questions deserves further assessment such as clarification about adverse consequences, inquiry about loss of control, determination of the patient's(More)
Few studies have addressed the variables that affect physicians' practice behavior in treating alcoholism. In the study reported here, the authors hypothesized that alcohol-related training and experience would influence practice behavior more significantly than attitudes or knowledge. In order to assess the most important predictors of practice behavior,(More)
Brief interventions to change alcohol use have proven effective in different primary care settings. Current data show decreases in consumption as well as a decreased utilization of some health resources and decreased mortality. The process of changing drinking or substance abuse behavior requires a series of predictable steps. The key to changing behavior(More)
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