Jane E Andrew

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BACKGROUND A survey was carried out in the Grampian region of Scotland with a random sample of 10,000 adults registered with a General Practitioner in Grampian. The study complied with new legislation requiring a two-stage approach to identify and recruit participants, and examined the implications of this for response rates, non-response bias and speed of(More)
BACKGROUND Unlike non-seasonal depression, there is some evidence that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more common among more affluent socioeconomic groups. METHODS In primary care settings in Aberdeen, 4557 subjects had previously completed a Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ). From the subjects' postcodes they were allocated a(More)
BACKGROUND There are no large published studies of the prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) among UK populations. AIM To determine the prevalence of SAD among patients attending a general practitioner (GP). METHOD Patients aged 16-64 consulting their GPs in Aberdeen during January were screened with the Seasonal Pattern Assessment(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS UK consultants have reported working long hours, increased stress and reduced morale. This study set out to elicit consultants' views on flexible working and to gather data on consultants' workloads, remuneration, job satisfaction and retirement plans. As such it is the first comprehensive study of consultants in NHS Scotland. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of light therapy have not been conducted previously in primary care. AIMS To evaluate light therapy in primary care. METHOD Fifty-seven participants with seasonal affective disorder were randomly allocated to 4 weeks of bright white or dim red light. Baseline expectations for treatment were assessed. Outcome was assessed with the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with anorexia nervosa exhibit an abnormal pattern in their season of birth. METHOD Case records of female patients presenting to secondary services in Northeast Scotland from 1965 to 1997 who received a clinical diagnosis of anorexia nervosa were examined. The months of birth of the 446 anorexic patients with a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in contractual commitments, job satisfaction and spouses' occupation among GP principals in NHS Scotland. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH This paper is based on data provided by a self-completion, postal questionnaire survey. The response rate was 50 per cent. FINDINGS Males worked more(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore public opinions about different systems for feeding back views about health services to the National Health Service. DESIGN Questionnaire survey. SETTING NHS Grampian, Scotland, UK. PARTICIPANTS A random sample of 10 000 adults registered with a general practitioner in Grampian was invited to opt in to the study; 2449 were sent(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of cross-sectional imaging with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or computed tomography (CT) on clinical decision making for patients with lower back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A randomized controlled before-and-after study was performed in 145 patients who had symptomatic lumbar spinal disorders and had been referred to(More)