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The impact of Huntington's disease on family life.
By assessing a group of adults who grew up in a household with a parent affected by Huntington's disease (HD), the authors explored the hypothesis that HD causes major disruption in family life. HighExpand
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Case-control study of severe life threatening asthma (SLTA) in adults: psychological factors
Background: Severe life threatening asthma (SLTA) is important in its own right and as a proxy for asthma death. In order to target hospital based intervention strategies to those most likely toExpand
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Determinants of management errors in acute severe asthma.
BACKGROUND It is hypothesised that, despite recent initiatives to improve asthma self-management including asthma education, detailed investigation of the sequence of events culminating in hospitalExpand
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Differential influences on asthma self-management knowledge and self-management behavior in acute severe asthma.
AIM While asthma education increases knowledge, it is less clear whether education influences actual patient behavior. To determine whether there are differences between asthma self-managementExpand
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Assessment of practical knowledge of self-management of acute asthma.
AIMS To develop an instrument for the measurement of, and to determine the level of, practical knowledge of self-management of acute asthma. METHODS Eighty patients with moderate/severe asthmaExpand
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Psychological Factors in Severe Chronic Asthma
  • M. Vamos, J. Kolbe
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 August 1999
Objective: Levels of psychological distress, social support factors, and emotional adjustment to illness were measured in a sample of patients with severe asthma. These were then examined in terms ofExpand
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Socio-economic disadvantage, quality of medical care and admission for acute severe asthma.
BACKGROUND In asthma, socio-economic and health care factors may operate by a number of mechanisms to influence asthma morbidity and mortality. AIM To determine the quality of medical careExpand
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‘We didn’t have a clue’: Family caregivers’ experiences of the communication of a diagnosis of schizophrenia
Background: Despite widespread acceptance of the principle that patients should be informed about their diagnosis, many clinicians are reluctant to provide a diagnosis of schizophrenia. This studyExpand
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Communicating a schizophrenia diagnosis to patients and families: a qualitative study of mental health clinicians.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to explore mental health clinicians' experiences and perceptions of discussing a diagnosis of schizophrenia with their patients. The results of this researchExpand
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Improving Clinician Competency in Communication About Schizophrenia: a Pilot Educational Program for Psychiatry Trainees
ObjectiveImportant gaps are observed in clinicians’ communication with patients and families about psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Communication skills can be taught, and models forExpand
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