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Qualitative Analysis
Qualitative analysis is the testing of a sample of matter to determine its composition. Qualitative analysis, applied by scientists over many years, revealed the composition of living things. In thisExpand
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Interest in the Use of Computerized Patient Portals: Role of the Provider–Patient Relationship
BackgroundBioinformatics experts are developing interactive patient portals to help those living with diabetes and other chronic diseases to better manage their conditions. However, little is knownExpand
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"They treated me like a leper". Stigmatization and the quality of life of patients with hepatitis C.
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis C virus is the most prevalent chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, typically acquired through contaminated blood products or needle sharing. We hypothesized thatExpand
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Design, feasibility, and acceptability of an intervention using personal digital assistant-based self-monitoring in managing type 2 diabetes.
BACKGROUND The information processing demands associated with behavioral self-management of diabetes are extensive. Pairing personal digital assistant (PDA)-based self-monitoring with a behavioralExpand
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Hepatitis C virus‐infected patients report communication problems with physicians
We examined the prevalence and nature of perceived problems in the interaction between physicians and patients diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This cross‐sectional study includedExpand
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Living with Diabetes
Purpose The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions of people with diabetes about their experience of living with and managing their diabetes. Methods This study was part of aExpand
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Exploring challenges and potentials of personal health records in diabetes self-management: implementation and initial assessment.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has implemented a personal health record grounded in the Chronic Care Model, UPMC HealthTrak, to assist patients with diabetes self-management. UPMCExpand
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Different faces of gastroparesis.
AIM To test the hypothesis that pain and affect rather than impaired emptying determine symptom severity in patients with gastroparesis. METHODS Adult patients with documented gastroparesis wereExpand
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No Difference in Average Interdialytic Weight Gain Observed in a Randomized Trial With a Technology-Supported Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Dietary Sodium Intake in Adults Undergoing Maintenance
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of behavioral counseling combined with technology-based self-monitoring for sodium restriction in hemodialysis (HD) patients. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. Expand
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Majority of patients with hepatitis C express physical, mental, and social difficulties with antiviral treatment
Objective The hepatitis C virus can be successfully treated in up to 60% of infected patients. However, treatment is long and is associated with significant side-effects. We investigated difficultiesExpand
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