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OBJECTIVES To determine the strength of evidence for the effectiveness of mental health interventions for patients with three common somatic conditions (chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic back pain). To assess whether results obtained in secondary care can be extrapolated to primary care and suggest how future trials should be(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical guidelines for improving the quality of care are a familiar part of clinical practice. Formal consensus methods such as the nominal group technique are often used as part of guideline development, but little is known about factors that affect the statements produced by nominal groups, and on their consistency with the research evidence.(More)
  • K R Larkin
  • 1990
The diagnosis of cancer during or preceding pregnancy is not one that most perinatal nurses are familiar with. As a result of recent advances in management and improved survival rates, cancer is seen more often in childbearing women. A basic understanding of the most common pathologies along with recommended management strategies is essential in providing(More)
Objectives To determine the strength of evidence for the effectiveness of mental health interventions for patients with three common somatic conditions (chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic back pain). To assess whether results obtained in secondary care can be extrapolated to primary care and suggest how future trials should be(More)
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