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In a group of 45 patients with mild to moderately severe claudication studied over the same 4-month period, cinnarizine administration (75 mg 3-times daily) was associated with a greater than 20% improvement in walking distance in 65% of the patients, who derived significantly more benefit than the 30% of placebo responders. The mean improvement in walking(More)
A questionnaire was designed for completion by parents of asthmatic children aged from 5-14 years that provides scales of good content validity and internal reliability for the measurement of perceived disability, perceived nocturnal symptoms, and perceived daytime symptoms. We hope that this questionnaire will be included in future clinical studies of(More)
A postal questionnaire was introduced as a screening procedure for a comprehensive geriatric assessment programme in general practice. It had a response rate of 81 per cent, a sensitivity of 0.95, a specificity of 0.68, and a predictive value of 0.91. The use of this screening procedure could reduce the workload of an assessment programme by one fifth.
Since April 1975 all men aged 35-69 years registered with four general practices in west central Scotland have had their blood pressure checked whenever they visit the surgery. Although the practice locations range from rural to city centre and observers comprise receptionists, nurses, and doctors, a standard procedure has been adopted for the examination,(More)
Four general practices with a combined population of 23,300 in the west of Scotland participated in a record research and questionnaire assessment of 551 patients with rheumatic diseases. The study describes the prevalence, levels of disability found, and the types of service used. Even with this number of patients it was not possible to detect any(More)
The attitudes of students, resident house physicians, and medical social workers towards 10 medical conditions were assessed in relation to both personal attitudes and the opinions expressed of the attitudes of the medical profession. Final-year students and house physicians showed unfavourable attitudes towards self-poisoning in contrast to fourth-year(More)
Computer-assisted learning (CAL) has been introduced as part of the undergraduate teaching course in general practice during the penultimate year of the medical course. The student is given an opportunity to make clinical decisions and to manage a case over a significant time scale. The attitudes of the students are favourable to this method of instruction.