Content - Volume 16, Issue 2
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Emotional reaction, health preoccupation and sexual adjustment two months after a first myocardial infarction (MI) were studied in relation to social, psychological and somatic factors prior to, during and after the MI in 201 consecutive male patients. Psychological and social data were covered by means of questionnaires and a brief interview and somatic data by a standardized medical examination. ...
Sick-role and attitude towards disease and work two months after a first myocardial infarction (MI) were studied in relation to social, psychological and somatic factors prior to, during and after the MI in 201 consecutive male patients. Questionnaires and a brief interview covered psychological and social data. Somatic data were registered in a standardized medical examination. New concepts were ...
One hundred and thirteen patients operated during the years 1971 to 1976, were re-examined at an average of 26.3 months after heart valve replacement. The functional capacity assessed by the NYHA-classification improved in about 40% of the patients. About 80% considered their symptoms and well-being to have improved after the operation. At the re-examination, heart size was most often enlarged in ...
The verbal description of pain is the method most commonly used to study pain symptoms. The Finnish Pain Questionnaire has not been standardized yet. It is impossible to know which descriptors are typical of certain states of pain and which descriptors differentiate states of pain from each other. The aims of this study was to clarify if it is possible to differentiate pain descriptions for corona ...
The results of three weeks' treatment for low back pain were studied in 88 patients at a rehabilitation centre and in 63 outpatients. All the patients were male, and between 54 and 63 years of age. Physical measurements of spinal function were made before and two months after treatment; a questionnaire on back-pain symptoms was filled in before treatment and 2, 6 and 12 months after treatment. A b ...
The aim of this study was to measure skin blood flow in patients with pressure sore in a long-term care unit. For comparison, measurements were also carried out on in-patients at risk of developing pressure sores and on healthy individuals in the same age groups as the in-patients. Skin blood flow was measured in the morning, using a laser-Doppler flowmeter. Measurements were made over the lateral ...