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1990, volume 31, issue 12

Economic appraisal of new technology in the absence of survival data--The case of total hip replacement pp. 1287-1293 Downloads
H. G. Daellenbach, W. J. Gillespie, P. Crosbie and U. S. Daellenbach
Cultural consultation for cancer: Astrocytoma in a Cambodian adolescent pp. 1295-1299 Downloads
Maurice Eisenbruch and Lauren Handelman
The structure of a factory closure: Individual responses to job-loss and unemployment in a 10-year controlled follow-up study pp. 1301-1311 Downloads
Steinar Westin
Adverse effects of acculturation: Psychological distress among Mexican American young adults pp. 1313-1319 Downloads
Mark S. Kaplan and Gary Marks
A test of the relationship between race, socioeconomic status, and psychological distress pp. 1321-1326 Downloads
William C. Cockerham
Practice guidelines and professional autonomy in a universal health insurance system: The case of tissue plasminogen activator in Ontario pp. 1327-1336 Downloads
C. David Naylor and A. Andrew Hollenberg
Sensitivity to patient's psychosocial concerns: Relationships among ratings by primary care and traditional internal medicine house officers and patient self-assessments pp. 1337-1345 Downloads
Patricia B. Mullan and Jeoffrey K. Stross
Producing health, consuming health care pp. 1347-1363 Downloads
Robert G. Evans and Gregory L. Stoddart
Changes in breast-feeding in the Philippines, 1973-1983 pp. 1365-1375 Downloads
David K. Guilkey, Barry M. Popkin, Wilhelm Flieger and John Akin
Perceptions and behaviour among elderly hospital patients: Description and explanation of age differences in satisfaction, knowledge, emotions and behaviour pp. 1377-1385 Downloads
B. Breemhaar, A. Ph. Visser and J. G. V. M. Kleijnen

1990, volume 31, issue 11

Apartheid, stress and illness: The demographic context of distress reported by South African Africans pp. 1191-1200 Downloads
Raistrick William Turton and Beverly E. Chalmers
Valuation of health states by the general public: Feasibility of a standardized measurement procedure pp. 1201-1206 Downloads
Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Gouke J. Bonsel and Paul J. van der Maas
Cost and output of mobile clinics in a commercial farming area in Zimbabwe pp. 1207-1211 Downloads
J. Vos, M. W. Borgdorff and E. G. Kachidza
Winter-summer differences in the effects of emotion, posture and place of measurement on blood pressure pp. 1213-1217 Downloads
Gary D. James, Lily S. Yee and Thomas G. Pickering
Roots of increased health care inequality in New York pp. 1219-1227 Downloads
Deborah Wallace
Correlates of willingness to consider organ donation among blacks pp. 1229-1232 Downloads
Robert F. Creecy and Roosevelt Wright
Changing water-use patterns in a water-poor area: Lessons for a trachoma intervention project pp. 1233-1238 Downloads
Ann P. McCauley, Matthew Lynch, Moses B. Pounds and Sheila West
The evolution of antihypertensive therapy pp. 1239-1243 Downloads
Ichiro Kawachi and Nicholas Wilson
Determinants of mothers' treatment of diarrhea in rural Ethiopia pp. 1245-1249 Downloads
Petros Olango and Frances Aboud
Estimates of psychological distress among Vietnamese refugees: Adolescents, unaccompanied minors and young adults pp. 1251-1256 Downloads
J. Kirk Felsman, Frederick T. L. Leong, Mark C. Johnson and Irene Crabtree Felsman
Drug makers and drug regulators: Too close for comfort. A study of the Canadian situation pp. 1257-1263 Downloads
Joel Lexchin
Childhood vaccination in a squatter area of Manila: Coverage and providers pp. 1265-1270 Downloads
Christian Auer and Marcel Tanner
Smoking behaviour among pregnant women prior to antenatal care registration pp. 1271-1275 Downloads
Sven Cnattingius and Mats Thorslund
Pharmaceutical service delivery by community pharmacies in areas of contrasting medical provision pp. 1277-1280 Downloads
D. Mukerjee and D. B. Blane
Evaluating health related quality of life: An indifference curve interpretation for the time trade-off technique pp. 1281-1283 Downloads
Abraham Mehrez and Amiram Gafni

1990, volume 31, issue 10

State violence and health in Nigeria pp. 1075-1084 Downloads
S.Ogoh Alubo
Ambulatory medical care for the elderly in Switzerland pp. 1085-1092 Downloads
Claudine Jeangros, Dominique Hausser and Jean Martin
Within and without: Images of community and implications for South African psychology pp. 1093-1102 Downloads
Alex Butchart and Mohamed Seedat
Regulation, retrenchment-- The DRG experience: Problems from changing reimbursemwnt practice pp. 1103-1118 Downloads
E. Greer Gay and Jennie J. Kronenfeld
Injections: A fatal attraction? pp. 1119-1125 Downloads
Anne Vibeke Reeler
Low status control, high effort at work and ischemic heart disease: Prospective evidence from blue-collar men pp. 1127-1134 Downloads
Johannes Siegrist, Richard Peter, Astrid Junge, Peter Cremer and Dieter Seidel
Knowledge and attitude change as predictors of metabolic improvement in diabetes education pp. 1135-1141 Downloads
Stewart M. Dunn, Linda J. Beeney, Penny L. Hoskins and John R. Turtle
Professional interface with mutual-aid self-help groups: A review pp. 1143-1158 Downloads
Miriam J. Stewart
Determinants of health-promoting lifestyle in ambulatory cancer patients pp. 1159-1168 Downloads
Marilyn Frank-Stromborg, Nola J. Pender, Susan Noble Walker and Karen R. Sechrist
Social learning correlates of exercise self-efficacy: Early experiences with physical activity pp. 1169-1176 Downloads
C.R. Hofstetter, M.F. Hovell and J.F. Sallis
The psychological profile of women attending breast-screening tests pp. 1177-1185 Downloads
Shulamith Kreitler, Samario Chaitchik and Hans Kreitler

1990, volume 31, issue 9

International behavioral responses to a health hazard: AIDS pp. 951-962 Downloads
Robert J. Earickson
Self-perceived health among sports participants and non-sports participants pp. 963-969 Downloads
K. L. Lamb, K. Roberts and D. A. Brodie
Gender, employment and medication use pp. 971-978 Downloads
Maria Zadoroznyj and Bonnie L. Svarstad
Oral rehydration therapy and social marketing in rural Kenya pp. 979-987 Downloads
P. R. Kenya, S. Gatiti, L. N. Muthami, R. Agwanda, H. A. Mwenesi, M. N. Katsivo, Omondi-Odhiambo, A. Surrow, R. Juma, R. H. Ellison, G. Cooper and F. G. van Andel
An orientation toward help-seeking for emotional problems pp. 989-995 Downloads
M. A. R. Tijhuis, L. Peters and M. Foets
Do attitudes predict uptake of smoking in teenagers? Case not proven pp. 997-1000 Downloads
Martin J. Jarvis, Eileen Goddard and Ann McNeill
A reply to Jarvis, Goddard and McNeill by Charlton, Blair and Tranmer pp. 1000-1000 Downloads
A. Charlton, V. Blair and M. Tranmer
Reply to Dr Charlton et al pp. 1001-1001 Downloads
Martin J. Jarvis, Eileen Goddard and Ann McNeill
Associations with life satisfaction among very elderly people living in a deprived part of inner London pp. 1003-1011 Downloads
Ann Bowling
Stress experienced by physicians and nurses in the cancer ward pp. 1013-1022 Downloads
Andreas Ullrich and Peter FitzGerald
Condoms and cosmology: The 'fractal' person and sexual risk in Rwanda pp. 1023-1028 Downloads
Christopher C. Taylor
Health, attitudes and beliefs of working women pp. 1029-1033 Downloads
K. Mubarak, S. Shafqat, U. Malik, R. Pirzada and A. F. Qureshi
Patterns of psychosocial performance in the doctor-patient encounter: A study of family practice residents pp. 1035-1041 Downloads
Johanna Shapiro
Towards rational medicine use: Is there a role for children? pp. 1043-1050 Downloads
Patricia J. Bush and Anita P. Hardon
Some health dimensions of self-efficacy: Analysis of theoretical specificity pp. 1051-1056 Downloads
C. R. Hofstetter, J. F. Sallis and M. F. Hovell
Expanding theoretical conceptualizations of self-help groups pp. 1057-1066 Downloads
Miriam J. Stewart
Cooperation in mental health: An Italian project in Nicaragua pp. 1067-1071 Downloads
Benedetto Saraceno, Roberto Aguilar Briceno, Fabrizio Asioli, Alessandro Liberati and Gianni Tognoni

1990, volume 31, issue 8

Preface pp. 831-831 Downloads
Raymond Illsley
Introduction pp. 833-836 Downloads
Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski and Raymond Illsley
The Bulgarian country profile: The dynamics of some inequalities in health pp. 837-846 Downloads
Duchomir Minev, Bogdana Dermendjieva and Natasha Mileva
The Hungarian country profile: Inequalities in health and health care in Hungary pp. 847-857 Downloads
Eva Orosz
The Polish country profile: Economic crisis and inequalities in health pp. 859-866 Downloads
Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski
The Soviet country profile: Health of the U.S.S.R. population in the 70s and 80s--An approach to a comprehensive analysis pp. 867-877 Downloads
Elena Mezentseva and Natalia Rimachevskaya
International comparative analysis: Main findings and conclusions pp. 879-889 Downloads
Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski and Raymond Illsey
Scientific racism: Reflections on peer review, science and ideology pp. 891-905 Downloads
Charles Leslie
Comments pp. 905-909 Downloads
J. Philippe Rushton
Comments pp. 909-910 Downloads
C. Owen Lovejoy
Comments pp. 910-911 Downloads
Glenn D. Wilson
Comments pp. 911-912 Downloads
Peter J. M. McEwan
Rejoinder pp. 912-912 Downloads
Charles Leslie
The holistic heresy: Strategies of ideological challenge in the medical profession pp. 913-923 Downloads
Paul Root Wolpe
The measurement of health-related quality of life: Major dimensions identified by factor analysis pp. 925-931 Downloads
C. David Jenkins, Robert T. Jono, Babette-Ann Stanton and Christine A. Stroup-Benham
The near-death experience as status passage pp. 933-939 Downloads
Allan Kellehear
A comparative study of feelings, attitudes and behaviors of patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis pp. 941-947 Downloads
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, Marianne Gustafsson, Ruth Felldin and Harold Sanne

1990, volume 31, issue 7

Community health care and hospital attendance: A case study in rural Ghana pp. 711-718 Downloads
Sjoerd Zwart and Henk W. A. Voorhoeve
Patient initiatives and physician-challenging behaviors: The views of Israeli health professionals pp. 719-727 Downloads
Diana Shye, Rachel Javetz and Judith T. Shuval
Modernization and catecholamine excretion of young Samoan adults pp. 729-736 Downloads
Jay D. Pearson, Joel M. Hanna, Maureen H. Fitzgerald and Paul T. Baker
'Codes' and practice: Information in drug advertisements--An example from Sri Lanka pp. 737-741 Downloads
Göran Tomson and Kris Weerasuriya
Preferences for health care involvement, perceived control and surgical recovery: A prospective study pp. 743-751 Downloads
Heike I. M. Mahler and James A. Kulik
Health status and the housing system pp. 753-762 Downloads
Susan J. Smith
Caring for the elderly: The partnership issue pp. 763-771 Downloads
Sylvie Jutras
Spatial patterns of attendance at general practitioner services pp. 773-781 Downloads
Susan M. Hays, Robin A. Kearns and Warren Moran
Female autonomy and child nutritional status: The extended-family residential unit in Amman, Jordan pp. 783-789 Downloads
Rebecca Miles Doan and Leila Bisharat
Knowledge regarding organ donation: Identifying and overcoming barriers to organ donation pp. 791-800 Downloads
Raymond L. Horton and Patricia J. Horton
Urban desertification, public health and public order: 'Planned shrinkage', violent death, substance abuse and AIDS in the Bronx pp. 801-813 Downloads
Rodrick Wallace
Patterns of care for chronic patients after the Italian psychiatric reform. A longitudinal case register study pp. 815-822 Downloads
Lori Viscogliosi Calabrese, Rocco Micciolo and Michele Tansella
Evaluation of rational drug prescribing in democratic yemen pp. 823-828 Downloads
Godfrey J. A. Walker, Hans V. Hogerzeil, Ali O. Sallami, Alwan, Ala'din A. S., George Fernando and Fahdl A. Kassem

1990, volume 31, issue 6

International migration of health manpower in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 631-637 Downloads
Kenneth Olayinka Ojo
Debt crisis, health and health services in Africa pp. 639-648 Downloads
S.Ogoh Alubo
Economic development strategies: Maternal and child health pp. 649-659 Downloads
Joseph Uyanga
Health services for the aged in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 661-665 Downloads
J.O. Oshomuvwe
Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 667-669 Downloads
C.G. Nevill
Impact of HIV/AIDS on African children pp. 671-680 Downloads
Elizabeth A. Preble
Orphans as a window on the AIDS epidemic in sub-saharan Africa: Initial results and implications of a study in Uganda pp. 681-690 Downloads
Susan S. Hunter
Health implications of war in Uganda and Sudan pp. 691-698 Downloads
Cole P. Dodge
Substance abuse, health and social welfare in Africa: An analysis of the Nigerian experience pp. 699-704 Downloads
Isidore S. Obot
Psychology and health in Africa pp. 705-710 Downloads
Bernice N. Ezeilo

1990, volume 31, issue 5

Psychological distress and mortality: Evidence from the Alameda county study pp. 527-536 Downloads
Robert E. Roberts, George A. Kaplan and Terry C. Camacho
Sociodemographic and health factors in the well-being of homeless men in Sydney, Australia pp. 537-544 Downloads
Ian Darnton-Hill, John A. Mandryk, Philip A. Mock, June Lewis and Charles B. Kerr
Modeling heart disease mortality with census tract rates and social class mixtures pp. 545-550 Downloads
Everett E. Logue and David Jarjoura
Sport participation and perceived health status: A study of adolescents pp. 551-556 Downloads
Thorolfur Thorlindsson, Runar Vilhjalmsson and Gunnar Valgeirsson
Emergency department utilization by two subcultures in the same geographical region pp. 557-563 Downloads
Sara Carmel, Ofra Anson and Mordechai Levin
Primary care practitioners' likelihood to engage in a bio-psychosocial approach: An additional perspective on the doctor-patient relationship pp. 565-576 Downloads
Zeev Ben-Sira
The mortality of first and second generation Irish immigrants in the U.K pp. 577-584 Downloads
James Raftery, David R. Jones and Michael Rosato
Application of the verbal autopsy during a clinical trial pp. 585-591 Downloads
Sara Pacqué-Margolis, Michel Pacqué, Zwannah Dukuly, John Boateng and Hugh R. Taylor
Blood pressure studies among Amazonian native populations: A review from an epidemiological perspective pp. 593-601 Downloads
Millicent Fleming-Moran and Carlos E. A. Coimbra
Community pharmacy: A method of assessing quality of care pp. 603-607 Downloads
Felicity J. Smith, M. R. Salkind and Brian C. Jolly
A pilot study for an HIV prevention programme among commercial sex workers in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe pp. 609-618 Downloads
David Wilson, Babusi Sibanda, Lilian Mboyi, Sheila Msimanga and Godwin Dube
Tolerance for ambiguity among medical students: Implications for their selection, training and practice pp. 619-624 Downloads
Gail Geller, Ruth R. Faden and David M. Levine
Belief in the efficacy of alternative medicine among general practitioners in the Netherlands pp. 625-626 Downloads
Paul Knipschild, Jos Kleijnen and Gerben ter Riet

1990, volume 31, issue 4

Questioning the status quo: Sickness absence research so far claims more than it should! pp. 421-432 Downloads
Angela Reidy
Levels of health development: A new tool for comparative research and policy formulation pp. 433-444 Downloads
Susan S. Hunter
Characteristics of women having abortion in China pp. 445-453 Downloads
Virginia C. Li, Glenn C. Wong, Shu-hua Qui, Fu-ming Cao, Pu-quan Li and Jing-hua Sun
Reported versus recorded health service utilization in Grenada, West Indies pp. 455-460 Downloads
Michael V. Hayes, S. Martin Taylor, Lillian R. Bayne and Blake D. Poland
Length of unemployment and psychological distress: Longitudinal and cross-sectional data pp. 461-465 Downloads
Anthony H. Winefield and Marika Tiggemann
Patterns of preference for information sources in the adoption of new drugs by specialists pp. 467-476 Downloads
Marilyn Y. Peay and Edmund R. Peay
The influence of social support on AIDS-related grief reaction among gay men pp. 477-484 Downloads
Mary Clare Lennon, John L. Martin and Laura Dean
Falls and subjective health rating among the elderly: Evidence from two Israeli samples pp. 485-490 Downloads
Julie Cwikel, Giora Kaplan and Vita Barell
An assessment of survey data on birthweight pp. 491-500 Downloads
Lorenzo Moreno and Noreen Goldman
Psychology, mental health care and the future: Is appropriate transformation in post-apartheid South Africa possible? pp. 501-505 Downloads
Lloyd Vogelman
Urbanisation and health: Methodological difficulties in undertaking epidemiological research in developing countries pp. 507-514 Downloads
Derek Yach, Catherine Mathews and Eric Buch
The blood transfusion taboo of Jehovah's Witnesses: Origin, development and function of a controversial doctrine pp. 515-523 Downloads
Richard Singelenberg

1990, volume 31, issue 3

Foreword pp. 223-223 Downloads
Jo E. Asvall
Introduction pp. 225-227 Downloads
Per-Gunnar Svensson
Comparative review of sources, methodology and knowledge pp. 229-236 Downloads
Raymond Illsley
Health and social inequities in Belgium pp. 237-248 Downloads
Raphael Lagasse, Perrine C. Humblet, Ann Lenaerts, Isabelle Godin and Guido F.G. Moens
Health and social inequities in the Federal Republic of Germany pp. 249-256 Downloads
K.-U. Kirchgässler
Health and social inequities in Finland and elsewhere pp. 257-265 Downloads
Eero Lahelma and Tapani Valkonen
Social inequalities in self-reported morbidity: Interpretation and comparison of data from Britain and France pp. 267-274 Downloads
Pierre Aiach and Sarah Curtis
Interpreting inequalities in the Hungarian health system pp. 275-284 Downloads
Lajos Csaszi
Health and social inequities in Ireland pp. 285-290 Downloads
Geoffrey Cook
Health in Israel: Patterns of equality and inequality pp. 291-303 Downloads
Judith T. Shuval
Social differences in health and utilization of health services in Italy pp. 305-312 Downloads
Aldo Piperno and Ferdinando Di Orio
Health and social inequities in Malta pp. 313-318 Downloads
Francis Agius
Health and social inequities in The Netherlands pp. 319-329 Downloads
Ingeborg P. Spruit
Health and social inequity in Norway pp. 331-342 Downloads
Per Måseide
Health inequalities in Poland pp. 343-350 Downloads
Danuta Duch and Magdalena Sokooâwska
Health and social inequities in Spain pp. 351-358 Downloads
Josep A. Rodríguez and Louis Lemkow
Health and social inequities in Sweden pp. 359-367 Downloads
Finn Diderichsen
Health and social inequities in Switzerland pp. 369-386 Downloads
Philippe Lehmann, Catherine Mamboury and Christoph E. Minder
Health and social inequalities in Turkey pp. 387-392 Downloads
Necati Dedeoglu
The measurement of inequities in health: Lessons from the British experience pp. 393-404 Downloads
Roy Carr-Hill
Health and social inequities in Yugoslavia pp. 405-412 Downloads
Miroslav Mastilica
The economics of inequality in health: A bibliography pp. 413-420 Downloads
João Pereira

1990, volume 31, issue 2

Utilization of selected hospitals, health centres and health stations in Central, Southern and Western Ethiopia pp. 101-114 Downloads
Helmut Kloos
Self-concept and cancer in adults: Theoretical and methodological issues pp. 115-128 Downloads
Barbara Curbow, Mark Somerfield, Marcia Legro and John Sonnega
Geographical distribution of diabetes among the native population of Canada: A national survey pp. 129-139 Downloads
T.Kue Young, Emöke J.E. Szathmary, Susan Evers and Brian Wheatley
Socio-economic mortality differences in the Netherlands in 1950-1984: A regional study of cause-specific mortality pp. 141-152 Downloads
A.E. Kunst, C.W.N. Looman and J.P. Mackenbach
Responsiveness to physicians' requests for information concerning drug interactions: A comparison of brand and generic companies pp. 153-157 Downloads
Martin Thomas and Joel Lexchin
The impact of family functioning on health changes in children with cystic fibrosis pp. 159-164 Downloads
Joan M. Patterson, Hamilton I. McCubbin and Warren J. Warwick
Epilepsy and well-being pp. 165-170 Downloads
John A. Collings
Childbirth and postpartum care: Biomedical constraints on lay practice: Introduction pp. 171-173 Downloads
Barbara Rylko-Bauer
The role of obstetrical rituals in the resolution of cultural anomaly pp. 175-189 Downloads
Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
A comparison of attitudes and practices of episiotomy among obstetrical practitioners in New Mexico pp. 191-201 Downloads
Susan Brandt Graham, Valerian Catanzarite, Judith Bernstein and Frances Varela-Gittings
The making of a medical tradition: Vaginal birth after cesarean pp. 203-210 Downloads
Carol Shepherd McClain
The place of the clock in pediatric advice: Rationales, cultural themes, and impediments to breastfeeding pp. 211-221 Downloads
Ann V. Millard

1990, volume 31, issue 1

Introduction pp. 1-4 Downloads
Hans S. Falck
Social work and the management of severe head injury pp. 5-11 Downloads
Thomas Owen Carlton and M. Darlene Gillikin Stephenson
Social work practice theory: A trans-cultural resource for health care pp. 13-17 Downloads
Francis J. Turner
Social work in health care: Directions in practice pp. 19-26 Downloads
Barbara Berkman, Evelyn Bonander, Irene Rutchick, Phyllis Silverman, Beth Kemler, Leonard Marcus and Molly-Jane Isaacson-Rubinger
Person/environment construct: Positivist versus naturalist, dilemma or opportunity for health social work research and practice? pp. 27-34 Downloads
Mary K. Rodwell
Between social and somatic disorders: The promotion of health as part of general social work practice pp. 35-42 Downloads
Wolf Rainer Wendt
The national health care system in the welfare state pp. 43-50 Downloads
Hubert Oppl and Ernst von Kardorff
Pain, somatic focus, and emotional adjustment in children of chronic headache sufferers and controls pp. 51-59 Downloads
Samuel F. Mikail and Carl L. von Baeyer
Cash cropping, subsistence agriculture, and nutritional status among mothers and children in lowland Papua New Guinea pp. 61-68 Downloads
Kathryn W. Shack, Louis E. Grivetti and Kathryn G. Dewey
Are physicians' ratings of pain affected by patients' physical attractiveness? pp. 69-72 Downloads
Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, Michael A. Ross and Carl L. Von Baeyer
Self- and other-awareness of the risk of HIV/AIDS in people with haemophilia and implications for behavioural change pp. 73-79 Downloads
I. Markova, P. A. Wilkie, S. A. Naji and C. D. Forbes
Fear of cancer and knowledge of cancer: A review and proposed relevance to hazardous waste sites pp. 81-90 Downloads
Steven H. Berman and Abraham Wandersman
Equity objectives in Portuguese health policy pp. 91-94 Downloads
Anne Jamieson, Sjaak van der Geest and João Pereira
Informal contacts in Poland's health care services pp. 95-96 Downloads
Iza Lignowska
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