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Our aims were to determine the psychological status of a sample of cleft lip and palate patients and their parents using standardised interviews and to assess subjects' satisfaction with cleft treatment. In all, 242 interviews of 112 patients and 130 parents were carried out in nine base hospitals used for cleft treatment. 73% (n = 38) of 15- and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the satisfaction of patients with clefting and their parents with facial appearance and how this alters with age. The relationship between satisfaction with appearance and psychosocial functioning was also examined. DESIGN Prospective SETTING Subjects were recruited for the study from nine hospital-based clinics. PARENTS,(More)
It is important that debate occurs between theorists, policy makers, clinicians and service end-users to develop agreement over suitable and appropriate indicators for primary health care. A formal accounting of the relative strengths and weaknesses of any proposed indicator will enable sector commentators from a variety of viewpoints to discuss the(More)
AIM To examine the roles of nurses in general practice interdisciplinary teams caring for people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. BACKGROUND Supporting mental health and well-being is an important aspect of primary care. Until now nurses in general practice settings have had variable roles in providing mental health care. The New Zealand(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the reproducibility, reliability, and predictive validity of a previously developed index by the authors for assessing surgical outcome in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) children aged 5. METHODS Sixty randomly selected study models of 5- to 6-year-old complete UCLP subjects were obtained and the index was used to(More)
This study examined the dento-alveolar relationships of 5-year-old children born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate with primary surgical repair performed in one of two centres (Bristol or Oslo). The Bristol sample comprised 46 sets of study models and the Oslo CLP Growth Archive provided 54 cases with a very similar sex distribution. We used a recently(More)
Using a material semiotics methodology, this paper explores the link between diagnostic practices, patient awareness of the body, and biopolitical governance. We collected video and audio recordings of a patient with chest pain involved in three medical interactions (a general practitioner [GP] consultation, an electrocardiogram stress test and a(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a major health issue for individuals and for health services. There is a considerable literature on the management of diabetes and also on communication in primary care consultations. However, few studies combine these two topics and specifically in relation to nurse communication. This paper describes the nature of nurse-patient(More)