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The simplified Chinese version of the FACT-B was evaluated by QOL data measured from 376 patients with breast cancer. The results showed that test–retest reliability for five domains: physical well-being, social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being, additional concerns, and the overall scales and trial outcome index were 0.82,(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to describe the accuracy of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), and Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) in identifying major depressive disorder (MDD) or minor depressive disorder (MnDD) among low-income, urban mothers attending well-child care (WCC) visits during the(More)
This study uses National Violence against Women Survey data to investigate the differential impact of concomitant forms of violence (sexual abuse, stalking, and psychological abuse) and ethnicity on help-seeking behaviors of women physically abused by an intimate partner (n = 1,756). Controlling for severity of the physical abuse, women who experienced(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder receiving clozapine with a matched comparison group from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHOD Ninety-three outpatients and a matched group of 2,701 comparison subjects were compared according to(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal loss, the death of a fetus/child through miscarriage or stillbirth, is associated with significant depression and anxiety, particularly in a subsequent pregnancy. AIMS This study examined the degree to which symptoms of depression and anxiety associated with a previous loss persisted following a subsequent successful pregnancy. (More)
BACKGROUND While lipid emulsion may reverse the systemic toxicity of bupivacaine, the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of bupivacaine after lipid emulsion infusion are not clear. In this study, we assessed the influence of lipid emulsion administration on the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of bupivacaine. METHODS Rats in the lipid group(More)
OBJECTIVES The naturalistic outcomes of depression in older primary care patients have been poorly characterized. The authors sought to identify depressive trajectories over 2 years and to examine specified outcome predictors. DESIGN Two-year observational cohort study. SETTING University-based and independent practice primary care practices in greater(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a retrospective chart review of psychiatric outpatients switched to aripiprazole from another second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) examining whether metabolic parameters improved after the switch. METHOD Twenty-four psychiatric outpatients who had been switched to aripiprazole from another SGA were evaluated. Data were collected from(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To characterise a sample of 202 adult community-living long-term indwelling urinary catheter users, to describe self-care practices and catheter problems, and to explore relationships among demographics, catheter practices and problems. BACKGROUND Long-term urinary catheter users have not been well studied, and persons using the device(More)
OBJECTIVE Many seniors experience depressive symptoms not meeting standard diagnostic criteria. The authors sought to examine the clinical correlates of older primary care patients with "subsyndromal depression" (SSD), hypothesizing that SSD subjects have greater symptoms and functional impairment than nondepressed patients, but not as severe as those with(More)