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OBJECTIVE To analyse the prevalence of GAD and other anxiety disorders, as well as sensitivity and specificity of GAD-7 among high utilizers of health care. SETTING Four municipal health centres in Northern Finland. SUBJECTS A psychiatric interview was conducted for 150 high utilizers of health care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of GAD as well as(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that girls present welfare-related symptoms differently than boys and that the severity of their symptoms increases with age. Girls living in Northern Finland experience reduced well-being in some aspects of their lives. However, the opinions of girls on these matters have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVE The(More)
Clinical studies investigating adolescents' adherence to medicinal and non-pharmacological treatment in hospitalized psychiatric populations are few. In our study of 13-17 year old adolescents admitted to psychiatric inpatient care, the patients' adherence to treatment in general, and to medicinal and non-pharmacological treatment individually, was(More)
The aim is to describe the development of a middle-range theory by using an inductive-deductive approach. A theory of well-being supporting physical environment of home-dwelling elderly is used as an example. The inductive-deductive theory development process is described through four different phases: (1) the creations of concepts were described(More)
OBJECTIVES Telemedicine in intensive care (tele-ICU) involves the use of information technologies to deliver care instructions from a command center to remote hospitals. To ensure acceptance and usability, clinicians should participate early in the design. This study surveyed clinical professionals to identify and rank important functions for a tele-ICU(More)
dissertationes scholae doctoralis ad sanitatem investigandam universitatis helsinkiensis The establishment of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has revolutionized the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) during the last fifteen years. This study explored the journey of 86 patients with CML using oral TKI treatment in Finland. The aim was to assess(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to describe adherence to health regimens and the factors associated with it among adult frequent attenders (FAs). DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study. The study sample consisted of 462 healthcare FAs in 7 municipal health centres in northern Finland. An FA is a person who has had 8 or more outpatient visits to a GP(More)