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BACKGROUND This study aimed to systematically review and synthesise qualitative studies of employment and cancer. METHODS A rigorous systematic review and meta-synthesis process was followed. A total of 13,233 papers were retrieved from eight databases; 69 were deemed relevant following title and abstract appraisal. Four further publications were(More)
BACKGROUND Rising prevalence of secondary conditions among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) has focused recent attention to potential health promotion programs designed to reduce such adverse health conditions. A healthy lifestyle for people with SCI, including and specifically, the adoption of a vigorous exercise routine, has been shown to produce an(More)
Individuals with physical disabilities are less likely to utilise primary preventive healthcare services than the general population. At the same time they are at greater risk for secondary conditions and as likely as the general population to engage in health risk behaviours. This qualitative exploratory study had two principal objectives: (1) to(More)
This paper will discuss the theoretical design considerations and the practical integration of quantitative and qualitative methods in disability and rehabilitation research, which have gained recent popularity among researchers of various disciplines. Whereas quantitative experimental and survey approaches allow researchers to draw generalizable(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines what proportion of families of recently diagnosed pediatric cancer patients are offered recommended psychosocial services, and if that proportion is linked to size of institution or number of psychosocial staff. PROCEDURES A web-based survey was offered to all institutions belonging to the Children's Oncology Group (COG). (More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, self-report mail survey with two points of measurement one year apart. OBJECTIVES To determine significant predictors of pressure ulcers (PU) and urinary tract infections (UTI) in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) over 2 years. SETTING Non-institutionalized adults with SCI living in the United States of America. METHODS(More)
Compliance has been studied from a wide range of scientific perspectives including medicine, nursing, psychology and health economics. There is no agreement regarding a commonly accepted definition. Lack of consistency in the definition and measurement of compliance is a major problem in research which becomes more complicated in an international study. The(More)
This article reports a study exploring what older people believe would enable them to adjust to and gain maximum benefit from wearing a hearing aid. A mixed methods approach was employed during 2006 involving interviews with key stakeholders, a survey across three Scottish health board areas and focus groups. Nine key stakeholders from six national and(More)
BACKGROUND While enhancing physical activity has been an essential goal of public health officials, people with physical impairments such as spinal cord injury (SCI) are more likely to live a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise has been shown to decrease the risk for many of the secondary conditions associated with SCI, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular(More)