Jan Olof Hörnquist

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Current status in quality of life and deterioration retrospectively attributed to the disease by patients with reheumatoid arthritis (RA) were examined. The study group included 169 female and 53 male patients with probable (n=70), definite (n=127) and classical RA (n=25). In a cross-sectional postal survey the participants self-rated their quality of life(More)
A study was performed on 169 women and 53 men with a clinical diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is a chronic disabling disease with no known cure and therefore the outcome of treatment has increasingly become focused upon assessment of well-being rather than more clinical parameters. We studied the relationship between clinical manifestation,(More)
This report contains a review of the literature about the interplay between loneliness and the abuse of alcohol. A theoretical discussion based on clinical observations can be dated back to the 1950's. Systematic empirical studies, however, appear sparsely and have mainly been performed during the last decade. Thus, knowledge is still incomplete, but the(More)
To understand and assess the concept "quality of life", it must be analyzed. In this report it is postulated that quality of life covers life as a whole as well as different subdomains of life. Life quality is defined as perceived global satisfaction and satisfaction within a number of key domains with special emphasis on well-being. A comprehensive chart(More)
This study analysed self-assessed quality of life (QoL), using a QoL questionnaire (Hörnquist's QLcs) covering the life spheres, somatic health, mental well-being, cognitive ability, social and family life, activity, financial situation, meaning in life and a global score "entire life", in 487 unemployed subjects and 2917 employed subjects aged 25-64, in a(More)
Despite the rather pessimistic outlook regarding the long term effects of pharmacological treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no doubt that drug interventions can affect quality of life (QOL). The disease has a significant impact upon physical, psychological and social function, and QOL optimisation should cover all these(More)
In this review, an attempt was made to describe how non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, type II diabetes) affects the life of the ill person. Patients are affected by and cope with this complex disease in different ways, depending on its severity and complications. Influences on well-being therefore also vary--from none to major deterioration. A(More)
The significance of the insulin pen for the quality of life of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has been debated. The aim of this study was to empirically investigate whether quality of life and metabolic control improve and whether insulin requirements change subsequent to multiple injection-pen treatment. The study group comprised(More)
Social reforms are often introduced solely on the basis of theoretical considerations without any empirical research. Thus, it is often an urgent matter to evaluate the real effects of a reform. In this investigation, the increased possibilities for abusers to obtain disability pensions that came into force in Sweden 1977-01-01 have been examined. A(More)
Sixty-six outpatients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) filled in a life event questionnaire reflecting positive and negative life events perceived to have occurred over the past year. The difference in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) measures obtained before and after the 1-year period in question (Delta-HbA1C) served as a proxy measure of(More)