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Models based on value and probability in health improve shared decision making.
  • M. Ortendahl
  • Medicine
  • Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
  • 1 October 2008
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Diagnostic reasoning and treatment decisions are a key competence of doctors. A model based on values and probability provides a conceptual framework for clinicalExpand
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Different Time Perspectives of the Doctor and the Patient Reduce Quality in Health Care
  • M. Ortendahl
  • Medicine
  • Quality management in health care
  • 1 April 2008
Time-related problems interfere with treatment decisions and evaluations in health care, both from the perspective of the doctor and from the perspective of the patient. The compliance level of theExpand
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Coping Mechanisms Actually and Hypothetically Used by Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women in Quitting Smoking
  • M. Ortendahl
  • Medicine
  • Journal of addictive diseases
  • 19 September 2008
ABSTRACT The purpose of this article was to investigate how pregnant and non-pregnant women use various coping techniques when attempting to refrain from smoking. Eighty women with subgroups formedExpand
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Judgments of Risk for Consequences of Continuing or Quitting Smoking—A Study of Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women Intending and Not Intending to Quit
Objectives: To study perceived smoking-related consequences of continuing and of quitting smoking. Methods: Eighty women, with subgroups formed by pregnant/nonpregnant women and trying/not trying toExpand
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The methotrexate therapeutic response in rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE Methotrexate (MTX) is used frequently as a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and patients tend to continue taking this drug for longer periods thanExpand
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Factors influencing length of time taking methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE Duration of therapy has been suggested to represent a measure of effectiveness. Life table analyses of therapy with methotrexate (MTX) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have indicated a longerExpand
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Improved Quality of Life, Working Ability, and Patient Satisfaction After a Pretreatment Multimodal Assessment Method in Patients With Mixed Chronic Muscular Pain: A Randomized-controlled Study
Objective:To investigate whether a pretreatment multimodal (MM) assessment of patients with chronic muscular pain has an impact on treatment outcome. Methods:The present randomized-controlled studyExpand
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Time-related issues with application to health gains and losses.
Time-related aspects of health have attracted increasing interest, and it has become evident that many medical situations concern the exchange of present-day costs for future benefits. TraditionalExpand
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Perceived consequences among pregnant and non-pregnant women of continuing or ceasing to smoke.
OBJECTIVE To examine the perception of risk of smoking-related psychological and social outcomes, and the effect of pregnancy and intention to stop smoking on the perceived risk. METHODS EightyExpand
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Framing health messages based on anomalies in time preference.
Time discounting processes and their effects are increasingly taken into account in health-related decisions. Because these effects have a potentially large impact the characteristics of discountingExpand
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