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Reproducibility of Vertebral Fracture Assessment Readings From Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry in Both a Population-based and Clinical Cohort: Cohen's and Uniform Kappa

Aubry-Rozier, Bérengère ; Chapurlat, Roland ; Duboeuf, François ; Iglesias, Katia ; Krieg, Marc-Antoine ; Lamy, Olivier ; Burnand, Bernard ; Hans, Didier

In: Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2015, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 233-238

Vertebral fracture assessments (VFAs) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry increase vertebral fracture detection in clinical practice and are highly reproducible. Measures of reproducibility are dependent on the frequency and distribution of the event. The aim of this study was to compare 2 reproducibility measures, reliability and agreement, in VFA readings in both a population-based and a...

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Case management for frequent users of the emergency department: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Bodenmann, Patrick ; Velonaki, Venetia-Sofia ; Ruggeri, Ornella ; Hugli, Olivier ; Burnand, Bernard ; Wasserfallen, Jean-Blaise ; Moschetti, Karine ; Iglesias, Katia ; Baggio, Stéphanie ; Daeppen, Jean-Bernard

In: BMC Health Services Research, 2014, vol. 14, no. 264, p. 1-11

Background We devised a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of an intervention based on case management care for frequent emergency department users. The aim of the intervention is to reduce such patients’ emergency department use, to improve their quality of life, and to reduce costs consequent on frequent use. The intervention consists of a...

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PACIC instrument: Disentangling dimensions using published validation models

Iglesias, Katia ; Burnand, Bernard ; Peytremann-Bridevaux, Isabelle

In: International Journal for quality in Health Care, 2014, vol. 26, no. 3, p. 250-260

Objective To better understand the structure of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) instrument. More specifically to test all published validation models, using one single data set and appropriate statistical tools. Design Validation study using data from cross-sectional survey. Participants A population-based sample of non-institutionalized...

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No consistent association between processes-of-care and health-related quality of life among patients with diabetes: a missing link?

Casillas, Alejandra ; Iglesias, Katia ; Flatz, Aline ; Burnand, Bernard ; Peytremann-Bridevaux, Isabelle

In: BJM Open Diabetes Research & Care, 2015, vol. 3, no. e000042, p. 1-8

Purpose Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is considered a representative outcome in the evaluation of chronic disease management initiatives emphasizing patient-centered care. We evaluated the association between receipt of processes-of-care (PoC) for diabetes and HRQoL. Methods This cross-sectional study used self-reported data from non-institutionalized adults with...