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The peritoneal lavage in peritonitis can be studied in a standardized manner only in animal models, because peritonitis is too variable and dependent on too many patient related factors. In this article answers are given to questions on the influence of different lavage substances on survival, local and systemic concentrations of bacteria, endotoxin, and(More)
This study explores occupational therapists' (OT) perceptions of indicators for occupational therapy interventions among patients with chronic pain. An exploratory design was applied to six focus groups of OTs (n = 25) for data collection. Analysis was performed using content analysis through identification of meaning units, codes, categories and themes.(More)
The degree of agreement between a clinical multi-professional work-capacity assessment and the Comprehensive World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for chronic pain and risk factors for no return to work was investigated. A review of data records and interviews with team members included(More)
Using the environmental factors of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the aim of the study was to describe the social networks involved in the everyday lives of adults with cerebral palsy (CP). A further aim was to use the ICF generic scale to describe how far these adults experienced the contacts within these(More)
The aim of this paper is to advance our understanding of participation and its relation to occupation, by analysing the daily occupational experiences of six men and women living with chronic pain. Open-ended interviews are used in conjunction with a constant comparative method of analysis. The findings are thematically presented as: "taking initiative and(More)
This prospective study aimed to describe alcohol habits in patients with chronic pain compared with those in a matched control group from the general Swedish population. In total, 100 consecutive patients enrolled were matched against 100 individuals in a control group on the basis of age and sex. Alcohol habits were measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders(More)
Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of hand rehabilitation programmes and have linked the outcomes to the concept of ICF but not to specific ICF category codes. The objective of this study was to gain experience using ICF concepts to describe occupational therapy interventions during postsurgery hand rehabilitation, and to describe improvement in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explored and analysed how patients experienced possibilities for, and barriers to, work return after participation in a multi-professional pain-rehabilitation program followed by a coached work-training program (CWT). PARTICIPANTS Eleven informants (8 women/3 men) with long-term musculoskeletal pain who had participated in the CWT(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to explore and analyse how, 1 year after completing a rehabilitation programme, persons with long-term pain due to whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) experienced their participation, and what knowledge and strategies they had gained from it for handling their daily occupations. METHODS The study had an emergent design.(More)
Aim: After finishing medical school it is getting more and more difficult for medical students to get one of the rare positions in a surgical training program. Only a good career plan and an intelligent strategy for the first steps in surgical life seem to be an advantage for that competition. On the other hand the selection of basic surgical trainees only(More)