Tony Fouweather

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BACKGROUND The Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI), the measure underlying the European indicator Healthy Life Years (HLY), is widely used to compare population health across countries. However, the comparability of the item has been questioned. This study aims to further validate the GALI in the adult European population. METHODS Data from the(More)
BACKGROUND Whether rises in life expectancy are increases in good-quality years is of profound importance worldwide, with population ageing. We investigate how various health expectancies have changed in England between 1991 and 2011, with identical study design and methods in each decade. METHODS Baseline data from the Cognitive Function and Ageing(More)
BACKGROUND Health expectancies, taking into account both quality and quantity of life, have generally been based on disability and physical functioning. AIMS To compare mental health expectancies at age 25 and 55 based on common mental disorders both across countries and between males and females. METHOD Mental health expectancies were calculated by(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent throat symptoms and Extra Oesophageal Reflux (EOR) are among the commonest reasons for attendance at a secondary care throat or voice clinic. There is a growing trend to treat throat symptom patients with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to suppress stomach acid, but most controlled studies fail to demonstrate a significant benefit of PPI(More)
BACKGROUND The rising prevalence of cognitive impairment is an increasing challenge with the ageing of our populations but little is known about the burden in low- and middle- income Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) that are aging more rapidly than their developed counterparts. We examined life expectancies with cognitive impairment (CILE) and(More)
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