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Many older people who would benefit from influenza vaccine do not get immunised. We carried out a postal questionnaire survey of people aged 65 years and over living in the community to explore views about influenza vaccine and identify ways of improving uptake. Completed questionnaires were returned by 1468/2553 (57.5%). Vaccine coverage for 1998-1999(More)
A postal questionnaire was sent to 55 men 18 months after their first myocardial infarction; information obtained was supplemented by interview with two of the authors (PW and GC). Fifty-three men had been in full-time employment prior to their illness, 38 of them in manual work. Their return to work and changes in employment were examined and, in addition,(More)
  • P A Watson
  • 1985
The identification of simple, inexpensive, yet effective tests for syphilis and gonorrhea would be significant advance for health care in the Third World communities. The feasibility of such screening was investigated in 182 pregnant women receiving prenatal care at a mission hospital in Southern Malawi. Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) cards--a method that(More)
This prospective study compares a rapid dipstick test (ParaSight-F) with thick blood films for the detection of parasites of P falciparum, under 'typical' conditions and constraints to be found in a semi-rural hospital in a tropical developing country in Africa. Eighty-two samples were tested using the two techniques and found to concur in 95.1% of cases.(More)
AIDS is a world-wide health problem with a profile which varies widely. Côte d'Ivoire is one of the hardest hit countries in Africa. Since the declaration of the first cases in 1985, more than 18 600 cases have been diagnosed. Many initiatives have already been undertaken in the context of the government's National Programme Against AIDS, as well as by(More)