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Gro F Bertheussen, Stein Kaasa, Anne Hokstad, Jon Arne Sandmæl, Jorunn L Helbostad, Øyvind Salvesen, Line M Oldervoll
AIM: The aim was to assess feasibility of a 3 + 1 week inpatient rehabilitation program for cancer survivors, to explore characteristics of the attending participants and examine changes in work status, symptoms and functioning, level of fatigue, exercise and physical performance following rehabilitation. METHODS: This was an open intervention study involving cancer survivors having completed primary cancer treatment. The multidisiplinary program consisted of physical training, patient education and group sessions...
November 2012: Acta Oncologica
Robert Stevens, James Malone, Sandra Williams, Richard Power, Allan Third
BACKGROUND: Text definitions for entities within bio-ontologies are a cornerstone of the effort to gain a consensus in understanding and usage of those ontologies. Writing these definitions is, however, a considerable effort and there is often a lag between specification of the main part of an ontology (logical descriptions and definitions of entities) and the development of the text-based definitions. The goal of natural language generation (NLG) from ontologies is to take the logical description of entities and generate fluent natural language...
2011: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
Dong-Fang Xiang, Qiao-Zhang Sun, Xue-Fang Liang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of abdominal acupuncture and Chinese medicine on pain relieving in pelvic cavity in patients with endometriosis. METHODS: Fifty-eight cases were randomly divided into 2 groups. Thirty cases were in abdominal acupuncture group and 28 cases in Chinese medicine group. Abdominal acupuncture points such as Zhongwan (CV 12), Xiawan (CV 10) and Qihai (CV 6), etc. were adopted for the abdominal acupuncture group, and Tianqi Tongjing Capsule (radix notoginseng capsule for dysmenorrhea) was taken by the Chinese medicine group...
February 2011: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yu-Min Zhou, Sheng-Ming Liu, Jia-Chun Lv, Jin-Peng Zheng, Na-Shan Zhong, Pi-Xin Ran
OBJECTIVE: To explore the methodology on prevalence study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in line with the world, to obtain accurate epidemic data of COPD in China. METHODS: A national multi-center cross-sectional survey on prevalence, risk factors and burden of COPD was conducted in China. In each area, a population-based cluster sample of approximately 1450 individuals aged 40 years or older was interviewed, using standardized questionnaires that were revised on the methodology of burden of lung diseases (BOLD) study and according under the context of China...
September 2006: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Raouf A R Fadel, Abdel-Halim A Salem, Mona H Ali, Adel N Abu-Saif
UNLABELLED: A cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the growth of 780 children of both sexes, aged between 0-12 years, and living at two different areas in Ismailia, Egypt, with approximately similar socioeconomic standards. Based on a designed questionaire, the exposed group was formed of 390 children from the Abu Sultan area. They were chosen from families living within 50 meters nearby high voltage electric power lines. Another 390 children from the El-Sheikh Zayed area were chosen as the control group...
June 2006: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
R Abusabha, K H Hsieh, C Achterberg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the fat-reduction strategies used by a group of older adults who successfully made and maintained positive dietary changes for 5 years or longer. DESIGN: Participants completed 2 copies of a self-administered food frequency questionaire: The first copy assessed diet before they began making changes and the second copy assessed diet after initiation of healthful dietary changes. Positive food changes were identified from the food frequency questionnaires...
September 2001: Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Sonoo, Kurebayashi, Iino, Inaji, Watanabe, Toi, Kobayashi, Sato, Yoshimoto
BACKGROUND: Four different endocrine therapeutic agents have been used in Japan since 1996. However, a consensus regarding proper use of these agents has notyet been established. Therefore, a questionaire survey of Japanese breast cancer authorities on endocrine therapy and a multi-institute survey to investigate the efficacy of a single first-line endocrine therapy for recurrent breast cancerwere conducted. MATERIALS AND PATIENTS: A total of 279 questionaires were sent to the Councilors of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society...
October 25, 1999: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
W Moll
This paper is an analysis of 100 short questionaires which were completed by patrons of the AIM-TWX computerized, on-line bibliographical search service at the Medical Library of the University of Virginia during the period from August 1971 to January 1972. The survey indicates strengths and weaknesses of the new system.
October 1972: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
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