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A Clinical Measure for Evaluating Patient Functioning in Diabetics

  • R. W. Elford
  • R. T. Connis
  • T. R. Taylor
  • M. J. Gordon
  • J. E. Liljenquist
  • R. S. Mecklenberg
  • J. W. Stephens
  • M. Baker
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Abstract

Many clinicians have noted that the clinical course of patients with chronic diseases that require long-sustained interventions is often characterized by discrepancies between their biomedical state and their capacity to function in a variety of roles. More recently, several clinicians have commented on the difficulty of interpreting and applying in clinical practice the results of many conventional therapeutic trials because of the lack of information about the patient’s functional status. Both situations suggest the need for an approach to measure the impact of treatments on patients in a manner that qualitatively expands traditional biomedical outcomes.

Keywords

Patient Functioning General Health Perception Insulin Pump Factor Analysis Model Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Elford
  • R. T. Connis
  • T. R. Taylor
  • M. J. Gordon
  • J. E. Liljenquist
  • R. S. Mecklenberg
  • J. W. Stephens
  • M. Baker

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