Quality of Life After Electroconvulsive Therapy in Persons with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (Report)

Quality of Life After Electroconvulsive Therapy in Persons with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (Report)

In recent years, health-related quality of life (QOL) has been regarded as the most important dimension of outcome in schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders (1). However, the determinants of quality of life are poorly understood in this population. Studies have relied on combined measures of subjective and objective QOL (2). Indicators of QOL include […]

Q--the Quality of Much of the Health-Related Writing on the Web is Poor. Is There Any Way Freelance Medical Writers can Improve the Situation? (Freelance Forum)

Q–the Quality of Much of the Health-Related Writing on the Web is Poor. Is There Any Way Freelance Medical Writers can Improve the Situation? (Freelance Forum)

A–There is a lot of bad writing out there, especially in the health care field and particularly on the Web. I do believe there are opportunities for freelance medical writers to help correct this problem, but it won’t be easy. Like the first step in a 12-Step program, I believe the greatest barrier to improving […]

Equity and Quality of Care Through Racial Profiling (Issues in Medicine)

Equity and Quality of Care Through Racial Profiling (Issues in Medicine)

Addressing racial profiling in South African medical research, (1) Dan Ncayiyana highlighted the debate over the past decade: from the position that data should not routinely be collected according to population group, (2) through editorial policies that rejected unwarranted reference to race or use of race as an explanatory variable, to the current position that […]

Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Asthma is the eighth leading contributor to the burden of disease in South Africa and is the second most important chronic disease after HIV/AIDS. (1) Asthma is often not considered particularly serious, but it causes significant morbidity in young and working-age adults that adds to the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in relation to […]