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Università della Svizzera italiana

Functional validity of a judgment skills measure within the concept of health literacy for sleeping disorder patients

Dubowicz, Arthur ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2014, vol. 11, no. 10, p. 10868-10882

The concept of health literacy has been widened to include higher order aspects such as patient decision-making skills while its measurement continued to rely narrowly on reading and numeracy skills, known as functional health literacy. We developed a Judgment Skills measure, designed to assess patients’ ability to make appropriate decisions with regard to their condition. The measure...

Université de Fribourg

Primary care patients’ use of conventional and complementary medicine for chronic low back pain

Rodondi, Pierre-Yves ; Bill, Anne-Sylvie ; Danon, Nadia ; Dubois, Julie ; Pasquier, Jérôme ; Matthey-de-l'Endroit, Florence ; Herzig, Lilli ; Burnand, Bernard

In: Journal of Pain Research, 2019, vol. Volume 12, p. 2101–2112

To investigate among primary care patients and their physicians in western Switzerland the prevalence of use, perceived usefulness, and communication about common treatments for chronic or recurrent low back pain (crLBP) including complementary medicine (CM). Patients and methods: A cross-sectional cluster observational study involving 499 crLBP patients visiting 45 primary care physicians...

Université de Fribourg

Primary care physicians’ attitude and reported prescribing behavior for chronic low back pain: An exploratory cross-sectional study

Rodondi, Pierre-Yves ; Dubois, Julie ; Bill, Anne-Sylvie ; Koutaïssoff, Daria ; Ros, Jenny ; Aveni, Eléonore ; Pasquier, Jérôme ; Herzig, Lilli ; Decosterd, Isabelle ; Burnand, Bernard

In: PLOS ONE, 2018, vol. 13, no. 9, p. e0204613

Objective: Recent guidelines for chronic or recurrent low back pain recommend non- pharmacologic treatments as first-line options. The objective of this study was thus to explore the perceived usefulness of several conventional and complementary medicine treatments for chronic or recurrent low back pain by primary care physicians and their reported prescribing behavior.Design: An exploratory...