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Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and has important effects on their physical and mental health.
Jan 1, 2003
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions and has important implications for patient quality of life.
The United States has the highest prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in the developed world.
Routine screening for gonorrhea and Chlamydia infection should be considered in HIV clinics.
Reviews the evidence for effectiveness of the screening/vaccination programs currently covered by Medicare: influenza and pneumonia vaccinations, screening mammography, cervical smear cytology, and colon cancer screening.
Assesses pastor-level factors that affect the successful recruitment and implementation of community-based health promotion programs in Black churches
Jan 1, 2002
Very low-income women continue to have unmet needs for Pap smears and mammograms, even though a large proportion have seen a physician within the year
The public health impact of past screening and surveillance practices on the outcomes of Barrett's related cancers has not previously been quantified.
Commonly used screening measures do not address alcohol's effects among persons with declining health and increased medication use.
The basis for the diversity in the screening policies among high-income countries does not relate to the screening policies' cost-effectiveness ratios
School-based screening programs of this type are likely to be a cost-effective use of public funds and can reduce the burden of STDs among adolescents
Screening with normal PSA results is accompanied by a minimally to moderate deterioration of HRQOL in some subjects.
To develop a screening system for Michigan's MI Choice publicly funded home- and community-based services programs.
On the relative effectiveness of the diverse approaches used to promote preventive care activities, such as cancer screening and adult immunization.
The CIDI-SF provided useful information about general mental health but was less accurate for providing disorder-specific diagnoses than anticipated.
Jan 1, 2001
The impact of systematic false-negative test results on mortality reduction and on programme sensitivity of annual faecal occult blood testing
Trials of cancer screening are designed to give an answer to the question of whether screening is effective in reducing cancer mortality.
Most large prostate cancers with high serum PSA levels were effectively detected in a prevalence screen.
Older women have the highest breast cancer rates but are underscreened relative to their risk.
Providing gynecologic care at the same site as primary HIV care would likely improve delivery of needed gynecologic care for women.