Remigiusz Król

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This study examined 318 family practice physicians' beliefs, attitudes, and practices regarding obese patients. Most physicians surveyed were aware of the health effects of obesity and that normal weight is important to the health of their patients. Beliefs, attitudes, and practices differed significantly based on the physicians' sex, weight, years in(More)
This study examined smoking cessation and cigarette reduction of indigent inner city pregnant women (n = 193) who completed one of three interventions: a special video program based on their perceptions of the effects of smoking during pregnancy, the American Lung Association's "Freedom From Smoking For You and Your Baby" program, or the usual physician's(More)
BACKGROUND Rapidly changing Medicare reimbursement policies since 1983 have affected every primary care physician. This study has attempted to quantify the attitudes and behaviors of Ohio primary care physicians toward these changes. METHODS In Ohio, 1758 primary care physicians were surveyed by a mailed questionnaire about their attitudes toward recent(More)
An 80-item scale for measuring attitudes toward psychiatry in medicine was developed and tested. Item selection from the initial 160 items was based on factor analysis and internal consistency of the eight resulting subscales, six subscales exhibiting Cronbach Alpha coefficients ranging from .79 to .95, with two showing coefficients of .57 and .59. The(More)
This study assessed 321 family practice physicians' perceptions and practices regarding health promotion in the elderly; specifically, whether health promotion is perceived to be beneficial for this segment of the population. A random sample of 250 male and 250 female members of the American Academy of Family Physicians was surveyed. The internal(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of occupational exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be one of the important issues facing family physicians in the 1990s. The use of universal precautions has been shown to reduce the incidence of exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Studies indicate, however, that these guidelines are not being followed consistently by(More)
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