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A quality-of-life questionnaire study was administered in a group of 98 disease-free survivors more than 3 years after BMT. All participants were over the age of 17 years at the time of the survey. The transplants were performed between 1981 and 1993 in eight Spanish hospitals. Eighty-three percent of patients had undergone BMT for neoplastic disease.(More)
We aim to analyse the relationship between the quality of information during the decision-making process regarding surgery to treat high-grade gliomas and the level of anxiety of the patients. This is a transversal, descriptive and correlational study on 26 patients with a clinical and radiological diagnosis of high-grade glioma. They scored the quality (in(More)
We report a new tool for screening the suffering of terminally ill patients in a palliative care service. We systematically asked 371 terminal oncological and AIDS patients on 665 different occasions, "How long did yesterday seem to you?"; we then asked them to assess their current condition. The simple answer about subjective length of time correlated well(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly perfect compliance seems to be indispensable to obtain the maximum benefit from highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Interventions to ensure a high level of adherence during a relatively long-term period of therapy are necessary. METHODS This is a prospective, randomized, two-arm controlled study including patients starting(More)
The relationship between adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and RNA-HIV viral load outcomes has been extensively shown. Although there are different procedures for assessing treatment adherence, there is no ideal method. We present the SERAD (Self-Reported Adherence) questionnaire, a qualitative and quantitative self-reported(More)
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the psychological impact of mammographic screening for women who receive negative results and for those who need additional non-invasive and invasive complementary investigations to exclude breast cancer (false positives). One hundred fifty women who attended a breast cancer screening programme in Barcelona, aged(More)
  • R Bayes
  • 1992
Epidemiological patterns in the spread of HIV infection and the potential role of psychologists in encouraging behavioral changes intended to reduce risks of infection are examined. The 1st great wave of AIDS cases in the industrialized countries occurred primarily in specific, fairly self-contained subgroups such as male homosexuals, hemophiliacs, and IV(More)