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Four treatment regimens for patients with specified combinations of low back pain and sciatica were evaluated. The largest group studied had low back pain with limited straight-leg raising (SLR) and in them the beneficial effect of manipulation in hastening pain relief was highly significant. In similar patients without limitation of SLR, the effect was of(More)
Self-reported cognitive problems are common among women receiving adjuvant therapy for breast cancer but are unrelated to actual cognitive impairment. To date, no studies have objectively measured impairment and asked patients to speak about the type and extent of problems they encounter. We report interview data from 142 breast cancer patients receiving(More)
After a 'needs assessment', in 2004 the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists developed and introduced the Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP) to provide high quality education to all clinicians caring for labouring women in Australia and New Zealand. A formal evaluation of the program was planned from the(More)
BACKGROUND A growing number of studies report cognitive impairment after chemotherapy; indeed the phenomenon of chemo-fog is now almost universally accepted. We are concerned however that there is little if any consistency in the way in which patients are classified as showing cognitive impairment or not. We aim to demonstrate that different methods of(More)
OBJECTIVE The increasing burdens of obesity and diabetes are two of the most prominent threats to the health of populations of developed and developing countries alike. The Central America Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI) is the first study to examine the prevalence of diabetes in Central America. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The CAMDI survey was a(More)
OBJECTIVEdThe increasing burdens of obesity and diabetes are two of the most prominent threats to the health of populations of developed and developing countries alike. The Central America Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI) is the first study to examine the prevalence of diabetes in Central America. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSdThe CAMDI survey was a(More)
BACKGROUND The inappropriate use or interpretation of intrapartum fetal surveillance (IFS) continues to be a major contributor to adverse obstetric outcomes, suggesting that training in IFS is deficient. What professional education in intrapartum fetal surveillance currently exists in Victorian public hospitals is unknown. AIMS To map the current formal(More)
Objective To evaluate a training intervention aimed at improving healthcare professionals' communication with cancer patients about randomised clinical trials. Design Before and after evaluation of training programme. Intervention Four modules delivered by a trained facilitator using videotapes and interactive exercises to cover general issues about(More)
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