Jessamy Watkins

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BACKGROUND Existing reports of utility values for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) vary quite widely and are not all suitable for use in submissions in the UK. The aim of this study was to elicit UK societal based utility values for different stages of NSCLC and different grade III-IV toxicities commonly associated with chemotherapy treatments.(More)
BACKGROUND Social cognitive theory has been used extensively to explain health behaviors. Although the influence of one construct in this model-self-efficacy-has been well established, the role of other social cognitive constructs has not received as much attention in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention research. More complete understanding of how(More)
The aims of our study were to describe the costs associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR), and to evaluate its economic impact in Germany. Forty-one German ophthalmologists, randomly selected from a physicians’ database in Germany, provided information on adult Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients with DR (n = 207). This information included(More)
Quality-of-Life (QL) data are increasingly relevant to trial results, but are often difficult to interpret and apply clinically; methods to address this problem are needed. Exploratory analyses were conducted using QL data from a recent phase III trial comparing front line gemcitabine plus paclitaxel (GT) versus paclitaxel (T) alone in patients with(More)
Downsizing and managed care in the 1990s followed the psychiatric hospital scandals and closures of the 1980s. Many families are now unable to provide care for their troubled children. Childhood emotional or behavioral disorders have rapidly spread beyond the confines of the home into a community that has adopted a "zero tolerance" for crime. Intolerance(More)
We investigated whether there is an association between anxiety disorders and mitral valve prolapse. We compared mitral valve prolapse prevalence in individuals with panic disorder (n = 41), social anxiety disorder (n = 89) and in healthy controls (n = 102) in an attempt to overcome the biases of previous studies. Our results show no associations between(More)