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A Retrospective Analysis of the Safety and Efficacy of a 6-Week Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Patients with Severe Pulmonary Arterial HypertensionDownload
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is progressive disease characterized by reduced exercise capacity and decreased quality of life. Despite the availability of disease targeted therapies outcomes remain sub-optimal. Pulmonary Rehabilitation has proven to improve outcomes in other chronic...
A pilot study on the health related quality of life of symptomatic pediatric patients with celiac diseaseDownload
Background: Celiac disease affects 1% of the population and the only treatment for CD is life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet, this affects every aspect of life including emotional, social, physical and psychological which in turn has an effect on patient quality of life. Objective: This...
Background and objectives Randomized, controlled trials show that regular exercise is beneficial for patients on hemodialysis. Intradialytic exercise may have additional benefits, such as amelioration of treatment-related symptoms. However, the factors that influence the implementation of...
A replication study was undertaken to validate a model of quality of life (QOL) generated in an earlier study on a random sample of 202 older adults. Pathways found to be significant were retested using QOL data from a convenience sample of 420 older adults. Using path analysis, we found that...
Applying the risk of bias tool in a systematic review of combination long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids for persistent asthma.Download
Background The Risk of Bias (RoB) tool is used to assess internal validity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Our objectives were to: 1) evaluate inter-rater agreement of the RoB tool; 2) determine the time to access supplemental study information; 3) compare the RoB tool with the Jadad...
Attitudes to aging mediate the relationship between older peoples’ subjective health and quality of life in 20 countries.Download
Background With ever-increasing life expectancy globally, it is imperative to build knowledge of how older peoples’ views of their own aging, considering their health-related circumstances, affect quality of life for practitioners and policy-makers alike. Based on our literature review, we wanted...
The objectives of this participatory action research, with rural Thai elders with type-2 diabetes, were to: (a) explore perspectives of the elders with respect to how taking part in a self-help group on diabetes affected their self-care ability and quality of life; and, (b) compare self-efficacy...
An executive summary from the Edmonton Civic Panel, prepared by the Edmonton Social Planning Council. This document summarizes the findings of the Panel's participation in Inclusive Cities Canada - a national initiative examining social inclusion in Canadian cities.