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OBJECTIVE COOP/WONCA Functional Assessment Charts are widely in use in research and clinical work. They originally evolved from Dartmouth COOP Functional Assessment Charts. Our objective is to describe our experiences with COOP/WONCA Charts and to provide data on reliability and reference data from a normal population. METHOD A test-retest study(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to study the attitude toward physical activity in young patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the influence of 2 weeks of training on physical fitness and spirometric values. Two groups of CF patients with mean ages of 11 and 15 years, respectively (total of 13 patients, range 9-21 years), participated in the study.(More)
A framework for integrating methods for decision support; Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) and Data Mining (DM) is outlined. The integration approaches are divided on which method that is considered to be master and which is the slave. A system using Bayesian networks for computing similarity metrics is implemented and compared to a traditional CBR system. The(More)
The purpose of the present study was to establish the relationship of left ventricular end-systolic volume vs. mean systemic pressure in variously afterloaded beats in a group of healthy, young, men (n = 6, age 24 +/- 0.9 years). The relationship was expressed by the slope (Emax) of the line connecting pressure-volume co-ordinates and its extrapolated(More)
Primary health care has needed an instrument that can be used to assess patients functional health status. Since 1988 the Classification Committee of WONCA, the World Organisation of Family Doctors, has been working on a revised edition of the Dartmouth COOP Functional Status Assessment Charts. The six COOP-WONCA Charts are described: physical fitness,(More)
195 patients with headache were examined by general practitioners and neurologists, and their diagnoses were compared. The general practitioners diagnosed migraine in 116 cases, the neurologists in 144 cases, and in 104 cases their diagnoses agreed. Thus, migraine can be difficult to diagnose, and this study indicates underdiagnosis of this common condition(More)
A structurally unusual, B-cell-derived malignant tumour is reported in a 24-year-old male. The gross autopsy findings were those of classical myelomatosis, with extensive and centrally located skeletal infiltrates and typical myeloma kidneys. The tumour cells were, however, morphologically very unusual. All elements were markedly pyroninophilic, indicating(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons for short-term absence from work on medical grounds, and because of headache in particular, for periods of 1 to 3 days. The causes of short-term absence from work, both self-reported or as stated on a doctor's certificate, were studied prospectively among 2,600 employees in five Norwegian factories.(More)