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Travel patterns and risk behaviour of HIV-positive people travelling internationally

01 February 2006

Primary Health Care

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A recent Canadian study of 133 HIVpositive subjects who travelled to tropical regions investigated the travel practices and risk behaviours using an anonymised...

Nurses’ and community support workers’ experience of telehealth: a longitudinal case study

25 November 2014

Primary Health Care

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The attitudes and ideas associated with the introduction of a technology-led healthcare service for patients with chronic heart failure or chronic obstructive...

Home telehealth and paediatric palliative care: clinician perceptions of what is stopping us?

25 November 2014

Primary Health Care

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This study explored the perspectives of specialist health professionals on the barriers, enablers and usefulness of an integrated ‘telehospice’ service approach...

Electronically mediated communication

25 November 2014

Primary Health Care

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Advances in electronically mediated communication are changing the way health care is delivered. They include a wide range of applications and functions to share...

Effectiveness of the ketogenic diet used to treat resistant childhood epilepsy in Scandinavia

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care

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A large multicentre, retrospective, two-year follow-up survey of 290 children aged 18 years or less involved treatment with individually tailored, ketogenic diets...

Challenges of childhood epilepsy

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care

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Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition identifiable by recurrent seizures caused by too much electrical activity in the brain. Treatment poses many challenges...

The perceived burden of epilepsy: impact on the quality of life of children and adolescents and their families

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care

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Data were collected as part of a large concurrent, prospective, multicentre Italian-wide study exploring patient satisfaction with treatment. The aim was to...

Depressive symptoms contribute to quality of life in children with epilepsy

27 March 2015

Primary Health Care

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This Japanese study explored whether the influence on low QoL relates to one or more psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression and anxiety as opposed to just...

Feasibility of web-based decision aids in neurological patients

01 December 2010

Primary Health Care

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A Dutch study explored the feasibility, knowledge, decisional conflict and desired role of patients in decision making. Two disease-specific, self-administered...

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01 December 2010

Primary Health Care

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Decision aids There is growing evidence that patient decision aids can improve patient outcomes and clarify personal perceptions and values (Ottawa Hospital Research...