Douglas Badenoch

I am an information scientist with an interest in making knowledge from systematic research more accessible to people who need it. This means you. I've been attempting this in the area of Evidence-Based Health Care since 1995. So far the results have been mixed. For some reason we expected busy clinicians to search databases and appraise papers instead of seeing patients. We also expected publishers to make the research freely available to the people who paid for it.. Ha! Hence The National Elf service.

Lack of evidence of a link between health literacy and medication adherence

Lack of evidence of a link between health literacy and medication adherence

They have recently started talking about medical literacy of patients. This concept first appeared in the medical literature in the 90 – ies of the last century, but the importance of assessing and improving the level of medical literacy of patients today is no longer in doubt. Its low level puts at risk the safety …

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Ethnicity parenting stress

Ethnicity parenting stress and self efficacy are all associated with glycaemic control in young people with diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious medical and social problem, which is due to its high prevalence, the continuing tendency to increase the number of patients, the chronic course that determines the cumulative nature of the disease, and the high disability of patients. In quantitative terms, type 2 diabetes accounts for 85-90% of the total …

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risk of type 2 diabetes

A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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Diabetes accounted for 8 9 of prescribing costs in nhs england in 201112

Diabetes accounted for 8 9 of prescribing costs in nhs england in 201112

What benefits are given to patients with diabetes The status of diabetics in England is a rather controversial issue, which is also rarely mentioned in the media and at an endocrinologist’s appointment. However, any patient, regardless of the severity of the disease, its type, or the presence of disability, is entitled to benefits for diabetics. …

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type 1 diabetes

Dafne improved quality of life whilst reducing costs in type 1 diabetes in the uk and ireland

Diabetes mellitus ranks third in the world in terms of mortality in developed countries. Today, there are about 150 million people on the planet suffering from this disease, and, according to forecasts of the world health organization, this figure may grow to 300 million by 2025. While diabetes is incurable, modern medical science is able …

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