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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Lung growth in utero and lung function loss during adulthood can be affected by exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Both ETS exposure and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Glutathione S-Transferase (GST) Omega genes have been associated with the level of lung function.(More)
This study described the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45.2) in a substance abuse sample (N=227). The test properties were satisfactory except for somewhat low internal consistency in the social role subscale. The results were similar to those obtained in other countries but systematic international(More)
BACKGROUND Snakebites are a public health problem in Nicaragua: it is a tropical developing country, venomous snakes are present and there are reports of snakebites treated both in the formal and informal health care system. We aimed to produce an incidence map using data reported by the health care system that would be used to allocate resources. However,(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)
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)
The Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ-45; Lambert et al., ) has been designed for frequent assessment of a patient's functioning during the course of psychotherapy and has become one of the most frequently used outcome measures in the Netherlands. The OQ-45 was originally normed on outpatients in secondary care only, but is applied in a wide variety of patient(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is the strongest environmental risk factor for reduced pulmonary function. The genetic component of various pulmonary traits has also been demonstrated, and at least 26 loci have been reproducibly associated with either FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second) or FEV1/FVC (FEV1/forced vital capacity). Although the main effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory symptoms are associated with accelerated lung function decline, and increased hospitalization and mortality rates in the general population. Although several environmental risk factors for respiratory symptoms are known, knowledge on genetic risk factors is lacking. We aim to identify genetic variants associated with respiratory(More)