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Licit prescription drug use in a Swedish population according to age, gender and socioeconomic status after adjusting for level of multi-morbidity.

Background

There is a great variability in licit prescription drug use in the population and among patients. Factors other than purely medical ones have proven to be of importance for the prescribing of licit drugs. For example, individuals with a high age, female gender and low socioeconomic status are more likely to use licit prescription drugs. However, these results have not been adjusted for multi-morbidity level. In this study we investigate the odds of using licit prescription drugs among individuals in the population and the rate of licit prescription drug use among patients depending on gender, age and socioeconomic status after adjustment for multi-morbidity level.

Ref: Thorell K , Skoog J, Zielinski A, Borgquist L, Halling A. Licit prescription drug use in a Swedish population according to age, gender and socioeconomic status after adjusting for level of multi-morbidity. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:575.

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Working for more and better primary care in the Baltic Sea Region

"Twenty years have passed since the first contacts were made between Scandinavian GPs and colleagues in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. Today these Baltic and Nordic colleagues are project partners in ongoing EU projects or have built up a close collaboration between their universities.

One of the earliest initiatives was Forum Balticum, a research-methodological workshop, aimed to stimulate the development of primary care research. In the Baltic countries, academic and clinical family medicine has advanced strongly since then."

"...We have seen great gains in health system efficiency and health outcomes through 20 years of reform in all countries in the Baltic Sea region, many of these led by strong PHC development. However, we do need continued innovation and progress. This includes research, education, quality development, financial incentives, and implementation of new technology. Hence, we have a lot to learn from each other via established and future Baltic Sea region networks. PHC needs to continue to develop its scope and content, and health promotion is essential to reduce the gender gap in life expectancy."

Ref: Wilkens J, Ovhed I , Strandberg E L. Working for more and better primary care in the Baltic Sea Region. Scand J Prim Health Care 2012; 30: 133 — 134.

Promoting the implementation of evidence-based practice: A literature review focusing on the role of nursing leadership

Despite a growing interest in evidence-based practice (EBP), the implementation into clinical practice of knowledge derived from research has proved to be a cumbersome process. Additionally, the literature seems to present a fragmented picture with research mainly focusing on a few factors of possible importance, among which leadership appears to be one of the more important.

Thus, this study aimed to systematically review the literature regarding leadership and its possible influence on the process of implementing EBP.

Publicerad i Worldviews on Evidence - based Nursing, Volume 8, Issue 4, 14.03.2012

By Boel Sandström, Gunilla Borglin, Roland Nilsson, Ania Willman.

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How critical can you be as an on-going evaluator?

This article discusses experiences of on-going evaluation within a project funded by the EU Structural Funds. A question that is particularly illustrated is how we, as on-going evaluators, have handled the dilemma between closeness and involvement in the project in relation to distance and a critical approach.

Publicerad i International Journal of Research, Volume 6, Issue 2-3, 2010
By Gunilla Albinsson, Kerstin Arnesson

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Simplified routines in prescribing physical activity can increase the amount of prescriptions by doctors, more than mere economic incentives only: an observational intervention study

Publicerad i BMC Research Notes 2010, 3:304
By Gerthi Persson, Ingvar Ovhed and Eva Ekvall-Hansson

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Naprapati eller ortopedi för patienter i ortopedkö?

Publicerad i the Clinical Journal of Pain, 2010-08-20

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Syster Gudruns fullskalelab

Syster Gudruns fullskalelab har fått en artikel om projektet presenterat i tidningen
"The Regional Review": decembernumret.

"The Regional Review" är en tidning som ges ut 1 ggr/mån från Bryssel och delas ut till alla MEPs in Brussels, Strasbourg & Luxembourg, senior EU Commission members, Committee of the Regions, all regional offices of the 27 EU member states, EURADA members (European Development Agencies), Eurocities, AER, EU member states´ governments, regional & local authorities, project managers, universities, research institutes and other bodies across the EU to give our participants broader exposure at home and EU.

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Money and Mental Illness: A study of the Relationship Between Poverty and Serious Psychological Problems

Abstract Several studies have indicated a co-occurrence
between mental problems, a bad economy, and social isolation.
Medical treatments focus on reducing the extent of
psychiatric problems. Recent research, however, has
highlighted the possible effects of social initiatives. The
aim of this study was to examine the relation between
severe mental illness, economic status, and social relations.
Method: a financial contribution per month was granted to
100 individuals with severe mental illnesses for a 9-month
period. Assessments of the subjects were made before the
start of the intervention and after 7 months’ duration. A
comparison group including treatment as usual only was
followed using the same instruments. Significant
improvements were found for depression and anxiety,
social networks, and sense of self. No differences in
functional level were found. Social initiatives may have
treatment and other beneficial effects and should be integrated
into working contextually with persons with severe
mental illnesses.

Publicerad i Community Ment Health J

By Ingemar Ljungqvist, Alain Topor, Henrik Forssell, Idor Svensson, Larry Davidsson

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