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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the job content questionnaire (TJCQ) both 22-item and 45-item versions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study encompassed 10,450 employees in Songkhla province, Thailand. A 45-item job content questionnaire (JCQ) was translated and back translated complying with the JCQ usage policy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of a surgeon's clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis with Alvarado's predictive model and C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements. METHOD The records of 231 adult patients between 14-75 years admitted to the hospital with suspected appendicitis from August 1999 to November 2001 were studied prospectively. Serum CRP(More)
The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and characteristics of hazardous-harmful drinkers in a Thai community population using a cross-sectional survey in two urban and five rural areas in Southern Thailand. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 1,005 subjects, aged > or = 35, at the community centres to collect data on demographic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between contextual and individual demographic characteristics and alcohol consumption and smoking in southwestern China and southern Thailand. In 2000, a cross-sectional study was carried out in southern Thailand on 703 subjects > or = 45 years old, and in 2005 in southwestern China on 6,006 subjects.(More)
OBJECTIVES Mastectomy is still one of the standard alternative procedures for the management of female breast cancer. Axillary node dissection is also performed to establish the accurate staging. After operation, the axilla must be drained because of lymphatic leakage. Whether the raw surface at the pectoral area should be drained or not is an interesting(More)
INTRODUCTION Substance use during pregnancy contributes to the risk of adverse health outcomes in mothers and children-in utero and during later development. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of substance use and associated factors in pregnant women receiving antenatal care in public hospitals in Thailand. METHODS Women (3578) attending 7(More)
The subset of data on southern Thai InterAsia study conducted in 2000 was revisited in order to document gender and ethnic breakdown of prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Three hundred and seventy-five men and 630 women with overall mean +/- SD age of 53.2 +/- 11.7 years were recruited. Combined gender prevalences were: 21.1% for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Streptococcal group A infection is reported as a medical problem in several parts of the world. The most serious complication of this infection is streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) which is associated with a very high mortality rate. The present study aimed to determine the clinical manifestations, including underlying(More)
HIV-disease in southern Thailand has reached epidemic proportions. The declining Thai economy, coupled with social discrimination among people with the disease, has adversely affected individual, family and community krengjai. Among Thai's, krengjai is used to describe social order, avoid personal conflict, and maintain harmony in relationships. Using the(More)
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