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Providing outcome monitoring feedback to therapists seems to be a promising approach to improve outcomes in clinical practice. This study aims to examine the effect of feedback and investigate whether it is moderated by therapist characteristics. Patients (n=413) were randomly assigned to either a feedback or a no-feedback control condition. There was no(More)
Over the last few years, three-level longitudinal models have become more common in psychotherapy research, particularly in therapist-effect or group-effect studies. Thus far, limited attention has been paid to power analysis in these models. This article demonstrates the effects of intraclass correlation, level of randomization, sample size, covariates and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine whether a medical history could be an effective means of detecting medical problems in dental patients. METHODS A risk-related patient-administered medical questionnaire was completed by 4,087 patients in 47 dental practices. The data collected were summarized by means of descriptive statistics; the number(More)
The aim of this study was to establish whether a patient-administered medical risk-related history (MRRH) for dental patients was valid. The MRRH, which was developed in the Netherlands, has now been tested in Belgium, where it was completed by total of 99 patients. Their answers were compared with the results of a verbal history, taken by a physician(More)
This study deals with an improved medical questionnaire designed on the basis of the results of previous studies. The form consists of 27 items, each subdivided into a main question and one or more subquestions. The medical problems involved are categorised according to the risk-classification system of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA). An(More)
BACKGROUND This study focuses on the detection of medically compromised dental patients in the Netherlands by means of a validated patient-administered medical risk-related history (MRRH). Due to social changes and scientific innovations in the past decade, more medically compromised patients will be needing special dental treatment. METHODS The medical(More)
BACKGROUND Patient self-report allows collecting comprehensive data for the purpose of performing economic evaluations. The aim of the current study was to assess the feasibility, reliability and a part of the construct validity of a commonly applied questionnaire on healthcare utilization and productivity losses in patients with a psychiatric disorder(More)
Our objective was to assess the mental health status of pregnant women who are HIV-positive, compared with other groups of pregnant women. We evaluated pregnant HIV-positive women attending the Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) HIV clinic in Malanje, Angola (N = 23). The control group consisted of pregnant women coming for antenatal clinic consultations who(More)
In this study using cross-sectional survey data from suburban and rural Scania, Sweden (N=24,847), we assessed how the recently validated index score of area-aggregated perceived green neighborhood qualities (Scania Green Score; SGS), and the five distinct qualities within this index were associated with three self-reported indicators of well-being:(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies assessing health effects of neighborhood characteristics either use self-reports or objective assessments of the environment, the latter often based on Geographical Information Systems (GIS). While objective measures require detailed landscape data, self-assessments may yield confounded results. In this study we demonstrate how(More)