Laureen Johnson

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CONTEXT The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is a widely used, self-report symptom intensity tool for assessing nine common symptoms in palliative care, with ratings ranging from 0 (none, best) to 10 (worst). Based on a "think-aloud" study of 20 advanced cancer patients, the ESAS was revised (ESAS-r). OBJECTIVES To compare the consistency of(More)
The purpose of this review was to evaluate randomized controlled trials aiming to preserve the functional status, i.e. physical capabilities, of middle-aged and older cancer survivors through a structured, physical exercise intervention. The study team performed a thorough search of the literature using six online databases. This literature search limited(More)
Alcoholism, a major cause of hospitalization and death in the United States, has been associated with multiple organ system dysfunctions. A systematic search by computer was made of the diagnoses in 35,579 autopsies performed from 1949 to 1972 at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Alcoholic and control cases (total,(More)
BACKGROUND Oncology literature cites that only 2% to 4% of patients participate in research. Up to 85% of patients are unaware that clinical trials research is being conducted at their treatment facility or that they might be eligible to participate. OBJECTIVES It was hypothesized that patients' satisfaction with information regarding clinical trials(More)
The effects of intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracervical insemination (ICI), and timed intercourse (TI) in women who were treated with human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) for anovulation were evaluated. The pregnancy rates per cycle following IUI (70 cycles), ICI (62 cycles) and TI (158 cycles) were 20%, 9.6%, and 17.7%, respectively; these differences(More)
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