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occasional series: lupus around the world systemic lupus erythematosus research in the asia-pacific region: a co-ordinated and co-operative approach.research on sle in the asia-pacific region is presently conducted separately in various centres. a co-ordinated and co-operative approach is advocated for a long-term, prospective study on lupus patients in this region. a pilot study involving beijing, shanghai and singapore has been initiated with the intention of expanding it to a larger study, involving up to 1000 newly diagnosed lupus patients who will be followed up for 10 years. the study design and term definitions are patterned after tha ...19968646219
body mass index and risk of mental disorders in the general population: results from the singapore mental health study.the aims of the current study were to elucidate the association between body mass index (bmi) and mental disorders and to examine whether these associations are moderated by socio-demographic correlates and comorbid physical disorders.201323332528
measuring health-related quality of life among adults in singapore: population norms for the eq-5d.to provide population norms for the euro-qol-5d (eq-5d) according to age, sex, ethnicity and language version using a representative sample of adults aged 18 years and above in the singapore population.201323549857
prevalence and correlates of heart disease among adults in singapore.heart disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and it has been well established that it is associated with both mental and physical conditions. this paper describes the prevalence of heart disease with mental disorders and other chronic physical conditions among the singapore resident population. data were from the singapore mental health study which was a representative, cross-sectional epidemiological survey undertaken with 6616 singapore residents, between dec ...201626957336
obsessive--compulsive disorder: prevalence, correlates, help-seeking and quality of life in a multiracial asian population.obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is a particularly debilitating disorder characterized by early onset, chronic course, and significant comorbidity. people with ocd often delay or are unwilling to seek treatment. the aim of the study was to establish the prevalence and correlates of obsessive compulsive disorder in the singapore population, to determine types of obsessive compulsive (o/c) symptoms, the comorbidity of the disorder and to examine the quality of life among those with ocd.201222526825
beyond euro-centrism: health care reforms of seven small countries. 201121447842
impact of psychiatric disorders and chronic physical conditions on health-related quality of life: singapore mental health study.few studies have established quality adjusted life years (qaly) losses associated with mental and chronic physical conditions in the community. the aim of the current study was to establish and compare the qaly losses associated with select mental and chronic physical conditions in singapore.201323261141
validation of the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis in multiethnic asian older adults in singapore.to validate the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis against the standard version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis and clinical diagnosis and examine concurrent validity with the world health organisation disability assessment schedule and care needs in a multiethnic asian older adult population in singapore.201728431511
singapore tele-technology aided rehabilitation in stroke (stars) trial: protocol of a randomized clinical trial on tele-rehabilitation for stroke patients.most acute stroke patients with disabilities do not receive recommended rehabilitation following discharge to the community. functional and social barriers are common reasons for non-adherence to post-discharge rehabilitation. home rehabilitation is an alternative to centre-based rehabilitation but is costlier. tele-rehabilitation is a possible solution, allowing for remote supervision of rehabilitation and eliminating access barriers. the objective of the singapore tele-technology aided rehabil ...201526341358
characteristics and correlates of rehabilitation charges during inpatient traumatic brain injury rehabilitation in singapore.a prospective study of 91 consecutive traumatic brain injury admissions to rehabilitation over a 2-year period to determine factors impacting on rehabilitation charges.201020111841
resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by asian primary health-care physicians.to assess the experience, knowledge and attitudes of local primary health-care doctors towards resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.200515866400
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