Ulla Væggemose

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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)
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)
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)
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