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Five patients with severe chronic lung disease were given placebo or 7.5 mg of clorazepate, a benzodiazepine, at bedtime for two weeks using a double-blind cross-over study design. Exercise tolerance, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function tests, self-rated breathlessness, and self-administered depression and anxiety scores were similar during drug(More)
A sample of 726 aerobic dancers was surveyed by questionnaire to document the prevalence, types, and severity of injuries experienced. Data were gathered on demographics, exercise behavior, and environmental conditions during a 1 week period. Most of the subjects (66%) engaged in aerobic dance classes at least every other day, with a mean exercise time of(More)
BACKGROUND This 1-year prospective study examined the accuracy of patient recall of falls and fall injuries and completeness of chart documentation of these events. METHODS One hundred ambulatory geriatric family practice patients reported falls weekly by postcard with telephone call follow-up. On a final postcard they reported their recall of falls and(More)
Cardiovascular disease and cancer account for 68% of deaths in the United States each year. Office-based screening efforts to detect early or asymptomatic disease have been modestly successful at best, as neither patients nor physicians routinely follow American Cancer Society guidelines. The work site, representing a captive group of patients, is an(More)
The size of a smart watch limits the available interactive surface for the user. Most current smart watches use a combination of a touch screen and physical buttons. Unfortunately, a small touch screen's usability is limited when it can be easily occluded, such as by a finger. In this paper, we look at extending the interactive surface for a smart watch to(More)
The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with sustainable behaviour change among persons at increased risk for future cardiovascular disease. A qualitative approach based on focus group interviews was used. Twenty-five men aged 62-71 years who participated in the Oslo Study Diet and Anti-smoking Trial were interviewed in four focus groups.(More)
Many studies have documented the behavioral patterns of unrestricted breast-feeding among Third World mothers, but knowledge of this behavior among Western women is lacking. La Leche League International is a strong advocate of unrestricted breast-feeding, a feeding behavior more characteristic of women in developing countries than in Western society. To(More)