Joan Aldous

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OBJECTIVE To assess the cost effectiveness of screening for and eradicating Helicobacter pylori in patients under 45 years of age presenting with dyspepsia. DESIGN A decision analytic model composed of a decision tree to represent the epidemiology of dyspepsia and a Markov process to model the outcomes of treatment. PATIENTS Patients under the age of 45(More)
OBJECTIVE The study compared the effects of social skills training and social milieu treatment on symptoms of schizophrenia, particularly on negative symptoms. METHODS Thirty-three patients aged 18 to 55 years with a diagnosis of schizophrenia were randomly assigned to a nine-week program of social skills training or social milieu treatment. Patients were(More)
This paper compares the characteristics of adult children who provide comfort and sympathy and serve as confidants to parents with those whom parents perceive as disappointing. Interview information from 117 couples having children who had left home was analyzed using aggregate and intrafamilial strategies. The latter analyses compared the characteristics(More)
Arrangements for the assessment of applicants for Part III accommodation vary, particularly for those currently living in their own homes. In one outer London borough, the traditional approach, involving an interview with a social worker combined with medical history supplied by the general practitioner, was supplemented by a formal multidisciplinary(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the cause of an outbreak of acute gastrointestinal illness that occurred shortly after lunch in children attending a school in London, UK. DESIGN A questionnaire survey of children at the affected school was carried out on the day after the incident. Microbiological, environmental, and toxicological investigations were also(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the number of deaths attributable to HIV infection among men aged 15-64 in a geographically defined population in the United Kingdom. DESIGN Retrospective review of death certificates and linkage with local and national HIV and AIDS surveillance data. SETTING Riverside District Health Authority, London. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess directly the extent of under-reporting of AIDS cases to the National AIDS surveillance system. DESIGN All AIDS cases diagnosed from 1 January 1982 to 1 August 1989 in Riverside Health Authority were identified from a local register of HIV infection and cross-checked against records of AIDS cases reported to the national AIDS(More)