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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To gain information concerning disparities in the understanding of the counterfeit medicines phenomenon between healthcare workers and lay persons. BACKGROUND Central-eastern Europe is facing significant challenges in combating a multi-billion euro, and often lethal, trade in counterfeit medicines. It is a major challenge especially(More)
AIM To report on Polish hospital health care workers' and lay persons' knowledge about counterfeit medicine products. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional design was used. Two types of questionnaire survey about counterfeit medicine, separate for health care professionals and lay persons were completed by 201 physicians and nurses, and 450 adult Polish(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this work was to evaluate longitudinally the quality of life (QOL) in women treated for ovarian cancer, pre-operatively, three and six months postoperatively. METHODS A longitudinal cohort study. A total of 93 patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer in F. Chopin Voivodeship Specialist Hospital in Rzeszow, Poland were(More)
There are numerous types of pain, with different clinical meanings. Everyday pain might be experienced by everyone under different stressors, such as lack of sleep, alcohol overuse, stay in a stuffy room, and physical overstressors. It also might be related to a job character or attitudes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the methods for the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate secular trends in body mass index among the young military population. This involved a comparison of changes in the body mass index (BMI) and height among 19-year-old males from 11 successive birth cohorts. DESIGN Samples of a total of 37,934 conscripts between 2000 and 2010 were examined using the BMI(More)
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