Monthly Archives: August 2012

Development of fatigue in cancer survivors: a prospective follow-up study from diagnosis into the year after treatment






CONCLUSION: Twenty-two percent of the survivors had severe persistent fatigue in the year after cancer treatment. Fatigue and cognitive behavioral factors predicted persistent fatigue in the year after cancer treatment. Diagnosis or cancer treatment did not predict persistent fatigue. The implication is that cognitive behavioral therapy for postcancer fatigue, aimed at the fatigue-perpetuating factors, could be offered from two months after successful cancer treatment. Continue reading

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Screening for depression and diabetes-related distress in a diabetes outpatient clinic






CONCLUSIONS: Results raise questions as to whether screening is the most efficient way to identify patients with psychological problems. Many patients did not take up the screening, especially those with low adherence to diabetes care in general. Furthermore, few patients screening positive wanted to be referred. Screening should be evaluated in the context of consideration of alternative ways to identify at-risk patients, including providing resources to deal with patients with already known… Continue reading

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Reporting of conflicts of interest from drug trials in Cochrane reviews: cross sectional study






CONCLUSIONS: Most Cochrane reviews of drug trials published in 2010 did not provide information on trial funding sources or trial author-industry financial ties or employment. When this information was reported, location of reporting was inconsistent across reviews. Continue reading

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