M Aufseesser

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A postal questionnaire was used to survey the attitudes of practising physicians in the Swiss Canton of Vaud (population 570,000) toward intravenous drug (IVD) users and to study the possibility of recruiting more such physicians for treatment of these patients. The study population included all general practitioners, internal medicine specialists, and(More)
Sixty diabetic patients gave their definitions of 12 terms concerning the diabetic foot. On average, only half of these terms were understood by these patients. The level of correct replies is associated neither with the patient's socio-cultural level nor with other variables such as the socio-demographic determinants (sex, age, life-style). The patient's(More)
This study evaluates how diabetic patients understand the meaning of 8 medical terms related to retinopathy. Divided into 4 groups, 142 persons, were questioned at the end of a consultation with their ophthalmologist. Groups 1, 2 and 3 were diabetic patients; 1, without retinopathy, 2, with pre-proliferative retinopathy, 3, treated with laser. Group 4(More)
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