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This study aimed to examine the pattern of alcohol use among those attending a General Hospital and to explore the perception of safe drinking. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire was given for self-completion to all inpatients and outpatients on separate days and to all adults attending the Accident and Emergency Department(More)
Health belief variables of the frequent and inappropriate user of medical services, or "worried well," were examined in two studies. Study 1 showed the physician identified "worried well" to be concerned about both general and mental health issues and to perceive typically minor symptoms as more serious than other frequent appropriate users, infrequent(More)
A life course approach to ageing relies on maintaining participation rates in national birth cohorts and other long-term longitudinal studies. This reduces the risk of selective attrition biasing associations between lifetime risk factors and health outcomes in later life and ensures the studies remain as representative as possible of the original(More)
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