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AIM To determine the relative importance of factors that influence decision making in the management of minor illness, and how people trade between these factors. DESIGN OF STUDY Discrete choice experiment. SETTING Scottish electoral roll. METHOD Six hundred and fifty-two responders of a previous national survey were invited to complete a discrete(More)
There is a need to balance the provision of safe and effective contraception against the desire to avoid interventions which might unnecessarily restrict the availability of combined oral contraceptives (COCs). In March 1996, an international group of recognised authorities in their field met to review the available evidence concerning the effects of COCs(More)
PURPOSE The predictive utility of an integrated model of disability is tested. The integrated model incorporates an impairment based model (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)) and the behavioural models. METHODS Community dwelling adults (n = 628) completed a postal questionnaire measuring the integrated model. The(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical impact of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (TCBT), exercise, or a combined intervention in primary care patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP) is unclear. METHODS A total of 442 patients with CWP (meeting the American College of Rheumatology criteria) were randomized to receive 6 months of TCBT, graded(More)
BACKGROUND As part of the REPROSTAT2 project, this systematic review aimed to identify factors associated with teenage pregnancy in 25 European Union countries. METHODS The search strategy included electronic bibliographic databases (1995 to May 2005), bibliographies of selected articles and requests to all country representatives of the research team for(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare beliefs about medicines, as measured by the BMQ-General questionnaire, at two time points for the same respondents. METHODS Respondents completed the BMQ-General as part of two separate postal questionnaires, administered with an intervening period of almost 4 years. BMQ-General scores were compared for all respondents at the two time(More)
Five hundred patients were asked whether they were allergic to any medicines. The description given of any stated reaction was assessed to see whether an important adverse drug reaction was likely to have occurred. The patients' records were also examined for collaborative evidence. Poor documentation often made it difficult to confirm the patient's claim(More)