Laura Berman

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Walking tests, frequently used to document effects of treatment on exercise capacity, have never been standardised. We studied the effects of encouragement on walking test performance in a randomised study that controlled for the nature of the underlying disease, time of day, and order effects. We randomised 43 patients with chronic airflow limitation or(More)
Many controlled trials rely on subjective measures of symptoms or quality of life as primary outcomes. The relative merits of different response options for these measures is an important, but largely unexplored, issue. Therefore, we compared the responsiveness of seven-point Likert vs visual analogue scales (VAS) in a questionnaire measuring quality of(More)
Thirty-one patients completed a Genital Self-Image Scale along with the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI; Rosen et al., 2000), Sexual Distress Scale (Derogatis et al., 2001), Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen et al., 1983), Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (Rust et al., 1986) Questionnaire, and Beck's Depression Inventory (Beck et al., 1988). A(More)
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