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OBJECTIVE To compare the use and effect of a computer based information system for cancer patients that is personalised using each patient's medical record with a system providing only general information and with information provided in booklets. DESIGN Randomised trial with three groups. Data collected at start of radiotherapy, one week later (when(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine perceptions of the place of advance directives in mental health care. METHODS Postal survey of stakeholders was carried out to assess their views on different models of advance directives in mental health care. A total of 473 responded. RESULTS In all, 28% of psychiatrists thought advance directives were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether motivational interviewing--a behavioural therapy for addictions-provided at home by specially trained midwives helps pregnant smokers to quit. DESIGN Randomised controlled non-blinded trial analysed by intention to treat. SETTING Clinics attached to two maternity hospitals in Glasgow. PARTICIPANTS 762/1684 pregnant women(More)
BACKGROUND Education groups for people with schizophrenia have tended to concentrate on compliance with medication. This study examines impact on social behaviour and quality of life. METHOD A catchment-wide service was set up for community-based patients. Patients who indicated an interest in education groups were randomly allocated to either an(More)
The effect of measuring bite force with different patterns of transducer on different occasions was studied. Maximum voluntary bite force was measured in eight volunteers. Three transducer positions, each with a different pattern of transducer, were used; between the anterior teeth, between the second premolar and the first molar on one side and between the(More)
BACKGROUND Midwife-managed programmes of care are being widely implemented although there has been little investigation of their efficacy. We have compared midwife-managed care with shared care (ie, care divided among midwives, hospital doctors, and general practitioners) in terms of clinical efficacy and women's satisfaction. METHODS We carried out a(More)
AIM To describe the epidemiology of congenital anomalies in Glasgow with special reference to secular trends. METHODS The prevalence of congenital anomalies was determined retrospectively in 233 777 births using the Glasgow Register of Congenital Anomalies for the period 1980-97. RESULTS The total prevalence of congenital anomalies was 324 per 10 000(More)
Assessment (staging) of workers exposed to vibration, based solely on a subjective history, has been shown to be unsatisfactory. The internationally agreed use of a sensorineural component in the Stockholm classification requires the use of sensory objective tests. Four hundred and twenty two subjects were assessed by a subjective history supplemented by(More)
AIM To examine cancer patients' use, and satisfaction with touchscreen information systems. By examining the experience of subgroups, to address issues of equality of access. PATIENTS 345 patients starting radiotherapy at the Beatson Oncology Centre (BOC), Glasgow. METHODS Patients were invited to use a touchscreen computer at the start of treatment.(More)
Seventeen years ago we reported 1 the public health success of reduced lead exposure of mothers in Glasgow, achieved between 1977 and 1980 by increasing the pH of the water supply from 6.3 to 9.0 with lime to reduce plumbosolvency. A further reduction in plumbo-solvency has now been made by addition of orthophosphate to the water supply. We report here on(More)