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Team handball players (N = 118) underwent a number of cognitive tests to examine how much of their decision making (DM) ability, as measured through responses to game slides projected to them for 2 seconds under low and high exertion levels (i.e., walking and running), was accounted for by cognitive components. A stepwise multiple linear regression(More)
BACKGROUND Although randomized clinical trials are currently the standard for the evaluation of new therapeutic strategies, little attention has been paid to the viewpoint of the patients recruited to these trials. OBJECTIVES To examine the perspective of the Israeli patient cohort who participated in the Fourth International Study of Infarct Survival, a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Medical personnel generally believe that non-ST elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are less damaging than ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), in keeping with the lower morbidity and mortality attributed to these subgroups in randomized clinical trials. We examined whether this concept translates into a difference(More)
An anonymous patient perception comprehension and satisfaction questionnaire was sent to 438 patients 1-3 months after they had participated in a clinical cardiovascular trial to examine the level of patient comprehension as perceived by the patient. We compared perceived comprehension in acute (acute myocardial infarction) and chronic (outpatient heart(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trials, the gold standard for the evaluation of new therapeutic strategies, may prove a drug to be beneficial, harmful or neutral according to its effect on the end-point(s) under study. AIMS To study the reaction and perspective of the patients participating in a clinical heart failure trial, particularly in relation to whether the(More)
While advances in treatment strategies and pharmacotherapy have produced a dramatic reduction in the mortality of patients with heart failure during the past 15 years, there is still a major challenge to improve patient well being, reduce hospitalizations and reduce mortality further. The prevalence of heart failure is not decreasing, and heart failure is(More)
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