Karen Kjær Larsen

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OBJECTIVE To describe the rehabilitation status three months after first-time myocardial infarction (MI) to identify focus areas for long-term cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in general practice. Design. Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Patients with first-time MI in 2009 from the Central Denmark Region. Data were obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with an increased risk of anxiety, depression, low quality of life, and all-cause mortality. Whether MI is associated with an increased risk of suicide is unknown. We examined the association between MI and suicide. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a population-based case-control study by retrieving data(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the types of strategy used to coordinate care within primary health care (PHC) and between PHC, health services and health-related services in Australia and other countries that have comparable health systems, and to describe what is known about their effectiveness; to review the implications for health policy and practice in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between mental health status after first-time myocardial infarction (MI) and new cardiovascular events or death, taking into account depression and anxiety as well as clinical, sociodemographic and behavioural risk factors. DESIGN Population-based cohort study based on questionnaires and nationwide registries. Mental(More)
We report the hematologic and invasive electrophysiologic management of a 12-year-old boy with mild hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Thoughtful preparation with detailed input from the patient's comprehensive hemophilia center combined with vigilant pericatheterization hematologic management allowed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify strategies local managers can use to optimise recruitment and retention of mental health staff in rural locations. DESIGN Forty-one staff were interviewed about factors that attracted them to work in remote locations, their initial intentions and factors that encourage them to stay. SETTING The former Far West Health Area of New(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the evidence of whether new forms of medical training, where substantial training takes place in general practice, will be acceptable to GPs. In particular, we asked the questions: Are GPs willing to act as trainers and supervisors in their practices? Do GPs have the appropriate skills to be trainers? Do(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between anxiety symptoms 3 months after myocardial infarction (MI) and/or new cardiovascular events and death, taking into account established risk factors, and to compare the results with those of the impact of depressive symptoms. Post-MI anxiety symptoms have been associated with a composite outcome of new(More)
BACKGROUND Depression in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) is highly prevalent and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Routine screening for post-MI depression is recommended. We studied general practitioners' practice of screening for post-MI depression and analysed whether the screening rate varied among subgroups of MI patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear and it remains unknown whether subgroups of patients are at a particularly high relative risk of adverse outcomes. We examined the risk of new cardiovascular events and/or death in patients(More)