Monthly Archives: December 2013

Assessment of disease activity by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the parents compared to the assessment by pediatric rheumatologists.






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Assessment of disease activity by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the parents compared to the assessment by pediatric rheumatologists.
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Dec 24;11(1):48
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Assessment of disease activity by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the parents compared to the assessment by pediatric rheumatologists






CONCLUSION: Patients and/or parents seldom missed arthritis but frequently overestimated disease activity. Pain, functional impairment, disease duration, gender, and age did not differentiate between true and false positives for. Patients perceived JIA as active if they experienced pain and functional impairment. To reduce overestimation of the presence of AD we need to improve their understanding of disease activity by teaching them to distinguish between primary symptoms of JIA and symptoms… Continue reading

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Does loneliness mediate the relation between social support and cognitive functioning in later life?






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Does loneliness mediate the relation between social support and cognitive functioning in later life?
Soc Sci Med. 2013 Dec;98:116-24
Authors: Ellwardt L, Aartsen M, Deeg D, Steverink N
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Does loneliness mediate the relation between social support and cognitive functioning in later life?






Research in gerontology has demonstrated mixed effects of social support on cognitive decline and dementia: Social support has been shown to be protective in some studies, but not in others. Moreover, little is known about the underlying mechanisms between social support and cognitive functioning. We investigate one of the possible mechanisms, and argue that subjective appraisals rather than received amounts of social support affect cognitive functioning. Loneliness is seen as an unpleasant… Continue reading

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Effect of rate or rhythm control on quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation. Results from the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) Study.






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Effect of rate or rhythm control on quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation. Results from the Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Jan 21;43(2):241-7
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Psychological distress in couples dealing with colorectal cancer: gender and role differences and intracouple correspondence.






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Psychological distress in couples dealing with colorectal cancer: gender and role differences and intracouple correspondence.
Br J Health Psychol. 2004 Nov;9(Pt 4):465-78
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Comparison of oral psoralen-UV-A with a portable tanning unit at home vs hospital-administered bath psoralen-UV-A in patients with chronic hand eczema: an open-label randomized controlled trial of efficacy.






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Comparison of oral psoralen-UV-A with a portable tanning unit at home vs hospital-administered bath psoralen-UV-A in patients with chronic hand eczema: an open-label randomized controlled trial of efficacy.
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Differences between participants and non-participants in an RCT on physical activity and psychological interventions for older persons.






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Differences between participants and non-participants in an RCT on physical activity and psychological interventions for older persons.
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2005 Jun;17(3):236-45
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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, quality of life and neuroticism.






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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, quality of life and neuroticism.
Neth J Med. 2005 May;63(5):170-4
Authors: van den Berg MP, Ranchor AV, van Sonderen FL, van Gelder IC, van Veldhuisen DJ
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Predictors of non-pharmacological intervention in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Value of neuroticism.






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Predictors of non-pharmacological intervention in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Value of neuroticism.
Int J Cardiol. 2006 Jul 28;111(1):75-9
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