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In order to explore how health-related quality of life changes towards the end of life, a questionnaire including the EuroQOl form and the Brief Pain Inventory form was sent to all men with prostate cancer in the county of Ostergötland, Sweden, in September 1999. Responders who had died prior to 1 January 2001 were later identified retrospectively. Of the(More)
In order to provide baseline data on pain and health-related quality of life, to explore factors predicting pain and reduced quality of life, and to find potentially undertreated cases in men with prostate cancer, we undertook a population-based questionnaire study. The questionnaire, which included the EuroQo1 instrument, the Brief Pain Inventory form and(More)
In 1983-1984 the Swedish Committee for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression launched an educational program on the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders for all general practitioners on the island of Gotland. The baseline year chosen was 1982 and the immediate effects were evaluated in 1985. In 1988 the long-term effects were evaluated.(More)
In a pilot study seven subjects were asked to use a new more powerful bone-anchored hearing aid, the BAHA cordelle, for 5 days. All seven had a moderate or severe sensorineural component in their hearing loss and had been using a BAHA superbass on a daily basis for more than 2 years. Free-field thresholds and speech recognition were measured with the BAHA(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that intake of fatty fish may protect against both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Hypotheses rest on the high marine omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid+docosahexaenoic acid (EPA+DHA) and vitamin D contents, with possible beneficial effects on immune function and glucose metabolism. Our aim was to investigate, for the first(More)
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