Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
PURPOSE: To assess attitudes and expectations of obstetric patients toward the involvement of medical students in their care. METHOD: At the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1991, questionnaire responses were collected from 222 obstetric patients who had been assisted by clerkship students from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and 78 patients who had refused the participation of students.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
The authors surveyed 191 allopathic physicians (MDs), registered nurses (RNs), and allied health professionals (AHPs) regarding their opinions toward osteopathic medicine and alternative therapies. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to these healthcare professionals practicing in a rural region of west-central Vermont. Participants responded to six questions concerning osteopathic medicine and 18 types of alternative therapies.
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
This study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies by breast cancer patients and the communication of their CAM use to their physicians relative to lymphedema symptoms and other factors. Breast cancer patients ( N = 148) in the State of Vermont were interviewed 2-3 years after their primary surgery using computer-aided telephone interviewing methods. Questionnaire items included demographic information, treatment, CAM use, lymphedema symptoms, and other measures. A large proportion (72.3%) reported using at least one CAM treatment after surgery.
Telemedicine Journal and E-Health: The Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
This study was to assess the level of acceptance and efficacy of a group tele-exercise program designed for balance impaired elders to improve balance and reduce fear of falling. The program would allow a group of elderly subjects to participate in a structured, interactive, and supervised exercise class from their own homes through a videoconferencing system. A total of 17 independent living elderly subjects (mean age, 81 +/- 8 years) participated in the study.