Veronica Hayes

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An Anglicized version of the SF-36, a recently developed generic health status measure, was tested among people aged 65 years and over in hospital outpatient and general practice settings as both a self-completed and interview-administered instrument. The SF-36 was quick to complete, with 84% completed in 10 minutes or less (median time 8 minutes), while(More)
This paper presents some findings from a small scale qualitative study of referral decision making conducted in south-east Northumberland in 1988-89. The study was prompted by an interest in variability in referral rates and the view that existing studies had not attempted to understand referral from the perspective of those involved in making the(More)
As a result of expanding scientific understanding of the interplay between genetics and dietary risk factors, those involved in nutritional management need to understand genetics and nutritional genomics in order to inform management of individuals and groups. The aim of this study was to measure and determine factors affecting dietitians’ knowledge,(More)
Referral letters and replies are an important vehicle for conveying information about patients and for creating and sustaining professional relationships. Studies of communication between hospital specialists and GPs, however, suggest that improvements could be made to the content of letters. In this study, which is part of a larger study of referral(More)
Women's desire to take control of their own bodies creates a natural affinity between the projects of feminism and women's health research. Feminists have used the categories of woman/women, gender, and sex as foundation terms to designate the subject of feminist theories. Universal categories, which have been exposed as essentialist by postmodern and(More)
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