Kirsten Schultz-Larsen Jürgensen

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES From 1954 to 1987, flour in Denmark was fortified with 30 mg carbonyl iron per kg. This mandatory fortification was abolished in 1987. The aim of this study was to compare iron status in Danish men before and after abolition of iron fortification. METHODS Iron status (serum ferritin, haemoglobin), was assessed in population(More)
The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) is one of the most widely used screening instruments for the detection of cognitive impairments, used primarily in connection with screening for dementia. The intent of this review is to describe the original purpose of the MMSE and how it is currently used in clinical practice and in research. Advantages and(More)
INTRODUCTION As a consequence of the new Danish Municipal Reform introduced in 2007, most of the former hospital training service has been transferred to the municipalities. This study investigates if Denmark had a disease-specific standardization of training before the reform. MATERIAL AND METHODS All Danish hospitals and municipalities were invited to(More)
Psychosocial support has been suggested as a way of easing stroke survivors' and their carers' adjustment to a life with disability. The literature on psychosocial support services following primary rehabilitation in hospital was reviewed. Eleven controlled studies evaluating the effect of psychosocial support interventions after discharge from hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION Today it is a proven fact that rehabilitation of elderly people suffering from illness and loss of functional faculties helps. The very weakest group is unable to make use of existing offers of rehabilitation. The objective of the investigation was to develop and test a model for functional training of weak, elderly people in their own home. (More)
Stroke is among the leading causes of disability in Denmark. Rehabilitation services are in the process of being reorganised into dedicated stroke units. There is a general tendency toward reduction of length of in-patient treatment. The literature on outpatient rehabilitation services following primary rehabilitation on an inpatient basis was reviewed. The(More)
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