Search for dissertations about: "severity of disease"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 593 swedish dissertations containing the words severity of disease.

  1. 1. Remembering in Alzheimer's disease : utilization of cognitive support

    Author : Agneta Herlitz; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Alzheimer s disease; Dementia; Memory; Episodic memory; Semantic memory; Severity of dementia; Alzheimers sjukdom; demens; minne;

    Abstract : The aim of the present doctoral thesis was to investigate the ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) to utilize cognitive support in order to improve episodic remembering. A review of previous research indicated that most studies have failed to find beneficial effects of encoding support on memory in AD patients. READ MORE

  2. 2. Severity of illness versus severity of disease : definitions and applications

    Author : Rosimary Almeida; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Outcome assessment should consist of two basic steps - "selection of a meaningful outcome" and "determination of what caused the outcome". The latter step requires comparisons, and therefore information about the initial status of the patients. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experiences of pain and associations between pain, disease severity and individual quality of life in people with motor neuron diseases

    Author : Ylva Åkerblom; Pernilla Åsenlöf; Lena Zetterberg; Dag Nyholm; Lena von Koch; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; motor neuron disease; pain; quality of life; individual quality of life; qualitative content analysis; pain severity; disease severity;

    Abstract : Many people with the incurable and often times fatal motor neuron diseases have pain, but there is lack of knowledge about people’s experiences of living with pain. Further, the correlation between pain and their quality of life is not well understood, and previous studies have not used individual quality of life, namely that people with their own words express what quality of life is. READ MORE

  4. 4. Unstable coronary artery disease : non-invasive indicators of severity of coronary lesions and the effects of thrombolysis

    Author : Jan-Erik Karlsson; Rolf Nordlander; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Non-invasive indicators of severity of coronary lesions and the effects of thrombolysis were evaluated in 205 men, 38 to 70 years of age with unstable coronary aticty disease (CAD)- i.e. unstable angina or non-Q wave myocardial infarction - admitted to the coronary care units in nine hospitals. READ MORE

  5. 5. Oral health and cardiovascular disease

    Author : Anders Holmlund; Lars Lind; Ulf. H Lerner; Anders Gustafsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medicine; Oral health; periodontal disease; number of teeth; cardiovascular disease; mortality; Medicin;

    Abstract : In the past two decades studies have indicated that oral health might be associated with the prevalence for cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the biological link still remains unknown. Bacteria and inflammatory mediators causing periodontal disease have also been suggested to influence the progression of atherosclerosis. READ MORE