Louise Pape Larsen

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BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures may be used at a group level for research and quality improvement and at the individual patient level to support clinical decision making and ensure efficient use of resources. The challenges involved in implementing PRO measures are mostly the same regardless of aims and diagnostic groups and include(More)
OBJECTIVE Self-rated health is an essential aspect of life after stroke, and return to work is considered one of the most important outcomes for younger stroke patients. The aim of this study was to examine whether self-rated health 3 months after stroke, clinical and demographic determinants are independently associated with return to work and subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The surgical gold standard in primary hyperparathyroidism was until recently exploration of all four parathyroid glands. Today more patients undergo minimal invasive procedures demanding more accurate preoperative localization studies. The aim of the study was to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of parathyroid scintigraphy(More)
The aim of the study was to present social and other characteristics of non-attenders in an organized cervical screening programme. It was conducted a case-control study in a cohort. The cohort consists of women in the age group 23-60 years who were invited to the organized cervical screening programme in Aarhus county, Denmark, between 1.10.1990 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the duration of postoperative pneumoperitoneum and the factors that are responsible for its persistence. DESIGN Prospective open (non-random) study. SETTING County hospital, Denmark. SUBJECTS 32 patients over 18 years of age undergoing abdominal operations during a 6 month period. INTERVENTIONS Abdominal radiographs with the(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of the present paper was to examine the association between cerebral status at discharge in patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) and: 1) time form collapse to initiation of TH, 2) time form collapse to target temperature (32-34 degrees C), 3) time from initiation of TH to target temperature and 4) time to awakening(More)
INTRODUCTION Anxiety and depression are found in 20-30% of all persons with heart disease, and depression is known to impact mortality. This paper aimed to describe the effect of systematic screening of this population in terms of use of general practice, psychological therapy and antidepressant treatment. METHODS A population-based cohort study was(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have compared attenders and non-attenders in organised cervical screening programmes but few have analysed subgroups of attenders and non-attenders. This study presents social and other characteristics of such subgroups. SETTING Aarhus County, Denmark. METHODS A case-control study in a cohort of 133,500 women, aged 23-60,(More)
OBJECTIVES Self-rated health is an important aspect of life after stroke. The aim of this study was to compare self-rated health in a population of stroke patients to the general Danish population and to analyze to what extent clinical and patient-related factors influence self-rated health 3 months after stroke. METHODS We sent questionnaires on(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe women's barriers to cervical screening by asking about their experience with and knowledge of smear tests and by examining the women's contact and relationship with their GP. SETTING Questionnaires sent to women in Aarhus County, Denmark. METHODS A case control study in a cohort. The cohort, 133,500 women, represents women aged(More)