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BACKGROUND When testing for prostate cancer, as many as 75% of men with a raised prostate-specific antigen (PSA) have a benign biopsy result. Little is known about the psychological effect of this result for these men. METHODS In all, 330 men participating in the prostate testing for cancer and treatment (ProtecT) study were studied; aged 50-69 years with(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for prostate cancer continues to generate controversy because of concerns about over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment. We describe the rationale, design and recruitment of the Cluster randomised triAl of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP) trial, a UK-wide cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and(More)
Background Systematic reviews of colorectal cancer surgical trials demonstrate significant heterogeneity of outcome measurement and evidence for selective outcome reporting. This weakens evidence synthesis by hindering meta-analyses, and undermines trial results through outcome reporting bias. This study developed a " core set " of outcomes to be used in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the content and quality of written information provided by surgical centres for patients undergoing oesophagectomy for cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of the content of National Health Service (NHS) patient information leaflets (PILs) about oesophageal cancer surgery, using a modified framework approach. DATA SOURCES Written(More)
This is a complete list of all systematic reviews of measurement properties of health status measurement instruments, published in PubMed or Embase. Sexual health outcome measures for individuals with a spinal cord injury: a systematic review.report scales/checklists for the measurement of concussion symptoms: a systematic review. Functional recovery(More)
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