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PURPOSE To find out how patients perceived the disclosure of news about their cancer as regards the physician counselling and how they perceived the flow of information between hospital-based and family physicians. METHODS 272 cancer patients were polled with a 16-item questionnaire. RESULTS 252 cancer patients, 92.6% of those asked, completed the(More)
EINLEITUNG: Zur Verbesserung der Diagnoserate für psychische Störungen bei Patient/inn/en in der Allgemeinpraxis wurden zwei Wege vorgeschlagen: (1) Die Verwendung von Screening-Instrumenten und (2) eine eingehende psychiatrische Schulung von Allgemeinärzt/inn/en. Das von uns entwickelte Programm geht einen Mittelweg und verbindet eine zeit-ökonomische(More)
Aus einer Reihe europäischer Länder sind Daten hinsichtlich der Inanspruchnahme komplementärmedizinischer Methoden durch onkologische Patienten bekannt. Für Österreich liegen keine aktuellen Daten zu dieser Fragestellung vor. In Erfahrung zu bringen, wie verbreitet der Einsatz komplementärer Behandlungsmethoden ist. aufgrund welcher Motive Krebspatienten(More)
BACKGROUND Curricula in most western medical universities include teaching in the primary care setting as core elements. This affects GP-teachers, their patients and their interaction. Therefore, it was the aim of this study to assess the influence of the presence of medical students in the teaching practice on the attitudes of both GPs and patients. (More)
PURPOSE To analyze the consequences of the current procedure for allocating training posts to medical graduates in Austria. METHOD In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was sent in two mailings to 8,127 licensed general practitioners and specialists based on the register of the Vienna Medical Chamber in June 2000. The main outcome measures were(More)
Purpose: Chemotherapy regimens based on anthracycline (doxorubicin) are well established in lymphoma therapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of l-carnitine with a view to reducing cytotoxic side-effects. Methods: 20 patients were scheduled to receive 3 g l-carnitine before each chemotherapy cycle, followed by 1 g l-carnitine/day during(More)
BACKGROUND Thaumetopoea processionea L. (order Lepidoptera), the oak processionary moth, is found in oak forests in most European countries. Its third to sixth larval instars are armed with poisonous hairs (setae) containing an urticating toxin (thaumetopoein) potentially harmful to humans. Because T. processionea infests trees at the edges of forests or(More)