Ulla Væggemose

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OBJECTIVE This article reviews the literature on quality of life (QoL) of gynecologic cancer survivors, their needs and preferences regarding follow-up, and possible predictors of long-term QoL. METHODS A systematic literature search was made in the following databases: MEDLINE (PubMed), Bibliotek.dk, CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and SveMed+. We(More)
OBJECTIVE This systematic review aims to identify generic prognostic factors for disability and sick leave in subacute pain patients. SETTING General practice and other primary care facilities. PARTICIPANTS Adults (>18 years) with a subacute (≤ 3-month) non-malignant pain condition. Eligibility criteria were cohort studies investigating the prediction(More)
BACKGROUND Social interventions targeted at people with severe mental illness (SMI) often include volunteers. Volunteers' perspectives are important for these interventions to work. This article investigates the experiences of volunteer families who befriend a person with SMI. MATERIAL Qualitative interviews with members of volunteer families. (More)
Evidence shows that survival after low-stage gynaecological cancer is not improved by follow-up programmes. Using a qualitative approach this study explores reassurance in follow-up after cancer from both patients' and health professionals' viewpoints. Patients associated the purpose of follow-up with a guarantee of no recurrence of cancer. Paradoxically,(More)
BACKGROUND Nonattendance at scheduled appointments in public hospitals presents a challenge for efficient resource use and may ultimately affect health outcomes due to longer waiting times. Seven percent of all scheduled outpatient appointments in the United Kingdom are estimated to be nonattended. Various reminder systems have been shown to moderately(More)
BACKGROUND Social interventions to support people with severe mental illness are important to improving the quality of life. The perspectives of users are essential in this process. This article explores users' experiences, investments and concerns of a befriending programme. MATERIAL Focus group and individual qualitative interviews with service users.(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients' non-attendance is a significant problem in modern healthcare. Non-attendance delays treatment, reduces efficiency and increases healthcare costs. For several years, the introduction of financial incentives such as a non-attendance fee has been discussed in Denmark. Set in the context of a tax-financed, free-for-all healthcare system,(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-attended hospital appointments are receiving increasing attention in times when rapid access and efficient service delivery at public hospitals are on the agenda. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of non-attendance in a Danish outpatient setting and its association with user-level and provider-level characteristics. (More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence now reveals that attending a follow-up program may not improve survival for low-stage gynecological cancer patients. The aim of this study was to explore health professionals' experiences with the follow-up programs and their views on follow-up in the future. METHODS A qualitative approach was undertaken with semi-structured focus group(More)
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