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Objective: To analyse the incremental medical care cost of gastro-oesophageal acid-related disease (GERD), and its interactive effects with other diagnoses. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. Six hundred GERD patients were randomly selected and 600 non-GERD patients were...
Objectives: To explore how people in Bangkok, Thailand make sense of the challenges associated with living with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Ethnographic research was conducted for a period of 18 months, and included participant observation, documentary analysis, and interviews with health...
Objective: Qualitative investigations of patients' perspectives of coping can offer insights into a wide array of adaptive coping patterns selectively used to deal with illness-related challenges. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine adaptive coping patterns reported by a sample...
Objective: To assess the association between self-assessed stair-climbing limitation and weight control among family medicine patients, after adjustment for age, gender, marital status, body mass index (BMI), and co-morbidity. Methods: This study was a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 840...
Group-based cognitive—behavioural therapy (CBT) for chronic, non-malignant pain is recognized as the treatment of choice for patients with intractable pain problems. The core components of CBT pain treatment have been standardized, and meta-analyses have shown that that this form of...
Objective: To examine the relationship between the social and economic impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) and levels of MS-related disability upon households in the following domains: household composition, housing modification, employment, standard of living, children, intimate and close...
Objective: Identifying moderators of the effects of self-efficacy-enhancing interventions could improve their efficiency. We examined the effects of a home-based variant of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on self-efficacy, and explored the moderating effects of perceived control over...
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