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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in U.S. women aged 18-50 years, and to examine its association with health-related quality of life, work productivity, and health care utilization. METHODS In April and May 1994, the Gallup Organization telephoned 17,927 U.S. households to identify women aged 18-50 years who experienced chronic(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a prospective trial randomizing 75 physicians to either a control or intervention arm to evaluate the impact of providing patient-reported information on anxiety and other mental health symptoms and disorders to primary care physicians. METHODS Five hundred seventy-three patients of the study physicians who met entry criteria were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of a newly developed, health-related quality-of-life measure. STUDY DESIGN A total of 137 women (122 from a Phase III clinical trial and 15 from a private practice setting) with endometriosis completed the questionnaire several times. RESULTS Reproducibility and(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a satisfaction measure for use in longitudinal, prospective studies of patient care. STUDY DESIGN Patients with biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer (n = 228) who were enrolled in CaPSURE (Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor) completed a self-administered questionnaire that included a health-related(More)
Anxiety is a common, though often unrecognized, problem in primary care settings. This study examines the effect on employment of an intervention designed to attune primary care physicians to previously unrecognized and untreated anxiety. Primary care physicians in a mixed-model health maintenance organization (HMO) were randomized by practice site to(More)
PURPOSE Treatment designed to eliminate thrombus in patients with iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is theoretically attractive; however, its benefits, compared with those of anticoagulation, have not been definitively demonstrated. Although not previously analyzed, an effective measure of treatment success is likely to be the assessment of(More)
Eight-hundred forty-nine patients with symptomatic nonerosive GERD from two clinical trials of lansoprazole 15 mg daily (LAN 15) and lansoprazole 30 mg daily (LAN 30) vs ranitidine 150 mg twice a day (RAN 150) completed a health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) questionnaire at baseline and four and eight weeks after treatment. The questionnaire included the(More)
This study was conducted to test the psychometric properties of a newly developed health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) questionnaire. A total of 172 symptomatic GERD patients completed a 57-item questionnaire (containing the SF-12; symptom frequency/bothersomeness; problems related to activities, sleep, work disability; overall HRQoL; and treatment(More)
One thousand one hundred forty-five patients with acute erosive reflux esophagitis participating in an eight-week double-blind, multicenter study of lansoprazole 15 mg daily, lansoprazole 30 mg daily, omeprazole 20 mg daily, and placebo responded to a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire at baseline and at two, four, and eight weeks. At(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few studies currently assess the health-related quality of life of individuals following a stroke. One of the major challenges of assessing quality of life is the high likelihood that after a stroke a patient will not be able to complete such an assessment. One practical solution is to have a family caregiver complete the assessment(More)