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Organizing care for patients with chronic illness.
The challenge is to organize these components into an integrated system of chronic illness care, which can be done most efficiently and effectively in primary care practice rather than requiring specialized systems of care.
Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.
Reallocation of treatment resources could substantially decrease the problem of unmet need for treatment of mental disorders among serious cases and careful consideration needs to be given to the value of treating some mild cases, especially those at risk for progressing to more serious disorders.
Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0.
- T. B. Ustün, S. Chatterji, C. Pull
- Medicine, PsychologyBulletin of the World Health Organization
- 1 November 2010
The WHODAS 2.0 meets the need for a robust instrument that can be easily administered to measure the impact of health conditions, monitor the effectiveness of interventions and estimate the burden of both mental and physical disorders across different populations.
Interpreting Change Scores for Pain and Functional Status in Low Back Pain: Towards International Consensus Regarding Minimal Important Change
Proposed MIC values are not the final answer but offer a common starting point for future research and facilitate the use of these measures in clinical practice and the comparability of future studies.
Collaborative care for patients with depression and chronic illnesses.
An intervention involving nurses who provided guideline-based, patient-centered management of depression and chronic disease significantly improved control of medical disease and depression.
Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain Research: A Proposal for Standardized Use
An international group of back pain researchers considered recommendations for standardized measures in clinical outcomes research in patients with back pain and recommended a short, 6‐item questionnaire and a somewhat expanded, more precise battery of questionnaires, which would facilitate scientific advances in clinical care.
Association between obesity and psychiatric disorders in the US adult population.
Variation across demographic groups suggests that social or cultural factors may moderate or mediate the association between obesity and mood disorder.
Adult health status of women with histories of childhood abuse and neglect.
A chronic disease score from automated pharmacy data.
Opioid Prescriptions for Chronic Pain and Overdose
Patients receiving higher doses of prescribed opioids are at increased risk for overdose, which underscores the need for close supervision of these patients.