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The Geography of Diabetes in London, Canada: The Need for Local Level Policy for Prevention and Management

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Measurement of health-related QOL in diabetes mellitus

Measurement of health-related QOL in diabetes mellitus

A number of health-related QOL (HR-QOL) measures specifically designed for people with diabetes mellitus have appeared in the literature. This article provides a selective review of 12 measures that address this important construct. For each included study, a description of the measure and its development phase is provided, followed by discussion of sampling, reliability, validity […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Self-reported urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal women: Women’s Health Initiative

Self-reported urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal women: Women’s Health Initiative

OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and correlates of self-reported urogenital symptoms (dryness, irritation or itching, discharge, dysuria) among postmenopausal women aged 50-79. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis based on n=98,705 women enrolled in the US-based Women’s Health Initiative observational study and clinical trials. Urogenital symptoms, symptom severity (mild, moderate, severe), and all covariates were self-reported through […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Association between number of physician visits and influenza vaccination coverage among diabetic adults with access to care

Association between number of physician visits and influenza vaccination coverage among diabetic adults with access to care

OBJECTIVE: The proportion of diabetic adults that receives the influenza vaccine is less than ideal. This study determined the relationship between the number of physician visits in the previous 12 months and the likelihood of influenza vaccination among diabetic adults with access to care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on 1807 diabetic adults with access […]

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