T V Perneger

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Effect of numbering of return envelopes on participation, explicit refusals, and bias: experiment and meta-analysis
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:6. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health: analysis of distances and transitions between response options
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 22:2761-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Growing discontent of Swiss doctors, 1998-2007
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 22:478-83. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Does information about risks and benefits improve the decision-making process in cancer screening - randomized study
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:574-9. 2011
  5. pmc Predicting survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer: previous liver metastases matter
    Ulrich Landes
    Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital and Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Surg 10:17. 2010
  6. pmc Cancer screening in a middle-aged general population: factors associated with practices and attitudes
    Stéphane Cullati
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 6, Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 9:118. 2009
  7. pmc What differences are detected by superiority trials or ruled out by noninferiority trials? A cross-sectional study on a random sample of two-hundred two-arms parallel group randomized clinical trials
    Angele Gayet-Ageron
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:93. 2010
  8. pmc Self-assessment of intercultural communication skills: a survey of physicians and medical students in Geneva, Switzerland
    Patricia Hudelson
    Department of Community Medicine, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, 4, rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Med Educ 11:63. 2011
  9. pmc What doctors think about the impact of managed care tools on quality of care, costs, autonomy, and relations with patients
    Marie Deom
    University Hospitals of Geneva, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:331. 2010
  10. pmc A predictive score to identify hospitalized patients' risk of discharge to a post-acute care facility
    Martine Louis Simonet
    Service of General Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:154. 2008

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications133 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Effect of numbering of return envelopes on participation, explicit refusals, and bias: experiment and meta-analysis
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:6. 2014
    ..We examined the impact of numbering return envelopes on the participation and the results of a survey on a sensitive topic among hospital staff...
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health: analysis of distances and transitions between response options
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 22:2761-8. 2013
    ..We explored health differences between population groups who describe their health as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor...
  3. doi request reprint Growing discontent of Swiss doctors, 1998-2007
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 22:478-83. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Does information about risks and benefits improve the decision-making process in cancer screening - randomized study
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:574-9. 2011
    ..Whether the provision of evidence-based information improves satisfaction with decision-making is unclear...
  5. pmc Predicting survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer: previous liver metastases matter
    Ulrich Landes
    Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital and Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Surg 10:17. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of various parameters on survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for CRC...
  6. pmc Cancer screening in a middle-aged general population: factors associated with practices and attitudes
    Stéphane Cullati
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 6, Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 9:118. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with cancer screening practices and with general attitudes toward cancer screening in a general population...
  7. pmc What differences are detected by superiority trials or ruled out by noninferiority trials? A cross-sectional study on a random sample of two-hundred two-arms parallel group randomized clinical trials
    Angele Gayet-Ageron
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:93. 2010
    ..The objectives were to examine the distribution of differences that researchers aim to detect in clinical trials and to verify that those differences are smaller in noninferiority compared to superiority trials...
  8. pmc Self-assessment of intercultural communication skills: a survey of physicians and medical students in Geneva, Switzerland
    Patricia Hudelson
    Department of Community Medicine, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, 4, rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Med Educ 11:63. 2011
    ..Skills self-assessment can contribute to identifying training needs and monitoring skills development in these areas...
  9. pmc What doctors think about the impact of managed care tools on quality of care, costs, autonomy, and relations with patients
    Marie Deom
    University Hospitals of Geneva, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:331. 2010
    ..We assessed doctors' opinions about the expected impact of eight managed care tools on quality of care, control of health care costs, professional autonomy and relations with patients...
  10. pmc A predictive score to identify hospitalized patients' risk of discharge to a post-acute care facility
    Martine Louis Simonet
    Service of General Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:154. 2008
    ..The purposes of the study were to develop and validate a score predicting discharge to a post-acute care (PAC) facility and to determine its best assessment time...
  11. pmc Satisfaction of patients hospitalised in psychiatric hospitals: a randomised comparison of two psychiatric-specific and one generic satisfaction questionnaires
    Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux
    Health Services Research Unit, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17 Bugnon, CH 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:108. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare two psychiatric-specific and one generic questionnaires assessing patients' satisfaction after a hospitalisation in a psychiatric hospital...
  12. pmc Cost-consciousness among Swiss doctors: a cross-sectional survey
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:72. 2005
    ..Many decisions regarding medical tests and treatments are influenced by factors other than the expected benefit to the patient, including the doctor's demographic characteristics and concerns about cost and income...
  13. ncbi request reprint Recreational drug use: a neglected risk factor for end-stage renal disease
    T V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Am J Kidney Dis 38:49-56. 2001
    ..After adjustment for the same sociodemographic and medical history variables, the use of cocaine or crack and psychedelic drugs was also associated with ESRD, but these associations could not be separated from the effects of heroin use...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessment of health status in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Nephrology, Quality Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Nephrol 16:252-9. 2003
    ..We compared three ways of assessing health status in chronic hemodialysis patients: generic questionnaire compared with population norms, disease-specific questionnaire, and open questions...
  15. pmc Interpretation of evidence in data by untrained medical students: a scenario-based study
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:78. 2010
    ..To determine which approach to assessment of evidence in data - statistical tests or likelihood ratios - comes closest to the interpretation of evidence by untrained medical students...
  16. ncbi request reprint Physicians' attitudes toward health care rationing
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Med Decis Making 22:65-70. 2002
    ..In this study, the authors sought to understand the position of Swiss physicians toward rationing using a previously developed rationing scenario...
  17. ncbi request reprint Borges on classification
    Thomas V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva and Quality of Care Service, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:264-5. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint [Fee schedules and cost containment]
    Francois R Herrmann
    Service d epidémiologie clinique, Département de réhabilitation et gériatrie, HUG, 1211 Geneve 14
    Rev Med Suisse 5:2254-7. 2009
    ..Alternatives to fee-for-service payment--such as flat fees, or payment based on the quality of medical services--are discussed...
  19. pmc Utility of the detection of Plasmodium parasites for the diagnosis of malaria in endemic areas
    Thomas V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 6:81. 2006
    ..We characterised the diminishing value of the parasite detection test as a function of the prevalence of infection...
  20. doi request reprint General population reference values for the French version of the EuroQol EQ-5D health utility instrument
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Value Health 13:631-5. 2010
    ..To provide reference values for the French version of the EQ-5D and verify its capacity to discriminate between subgroups...
  21. ncbi request reprint Screening for pressure ulcer risk in an acute care hospital: development of a brief bedside scale
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:498-504. 2002
    ..74; P = 0.006) and Braden (0.74; P = 0.004) scores. This brief pressure ulcer prediction scale performed well in an acute care setting. Use of this scale may facilitate the implementation of pressure ulcer prevention interventions...
  22. doi request reprint Speed trends of major cycling races: does slower mean cleaner?
    T V Perneger
    University Hospitals of Geneva, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Sports Med 31:261-4. 2010
    ..22 km/h per year (p=0.031). The slowing down of professional cycling races is compatible with the hypothesis that recent anti-doping efforts in professional cycling have curbed the use of performance-enhancing substances...
  23. doi request reprint Citation analysis of identical consensus statements revealed journal-related bias
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:660-4. 2010
    ..To examine whether the prestige of a journal, measured by its impact factor, influences the numbers of citations obtained by published articles, independently of their scientific merit...
  24. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of four patient satisfaction questionnaires
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Care 41:1343-52. 2003
    ..Patient satisfaction surveys are increasingly used by hospitals. Many questionnaires are available, but little evidence exists to guide the choice of the most suitable instrument...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient education on self-management skills and health status in patients with asthma: a randomized trial
    Thomas V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, 24 Micheli du Crest, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Med 113:7-14. 2002
    ..The education program did not enhance patients' health and functional status, despite improving a few self-management skills. These results underscore the need for controlled evaluations of education programs...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of information about risks and benefits of cancer screening on intended participation
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland Quality of Care Service, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer 46:2267-74. 2010
    ..This study explored the impact of information on intended participation using a randomised factorial design...
  27. pmc Patient assessments of the most important medical decision during a hospitalization
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1659-65. 2008
    ..How medical decisions are made in real-life situations is largely unexplored. We explored patients' perceptions of decision-making during a hospitalization and examined the conformity of the decision process with expert recommendations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Health and happiness in young Swiss adults
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 13:171-8. 2004
    ..To explore whether self-reported happiness is associated with mental and physical health status among young adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of a diagnostic test: ROC curve or "receiver operating characteristic"]
    T Perneger
    Service qualité des soins TP et Clinique médicale, Département de médecine interne AP, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Suisse
    Rev Mal Respir 21:398-401. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of variance, part 1 (the t-test and ANOVA)]
    T Perneger
    Service qualité des soins, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneve, Suisse
    Rev Mal Respir 21:797-801. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of variance, part 2 (linear regression)]
    T Perneger
    Service qualité des soins, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneve, Suisse
    Rev Mal Respir 21:802-6. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Time-dependence of survival predictions based on markers of HIV disease. Swiss HIV Cohort Study
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland
    J Investig Med 48:207-12. 2000
    ..To determine whether the ability of baseline clinical stage, viremia, and CD4 cell counts to predict mortality in HIV-1-infected patients changes with duration of follow-up...
  33. pmc The Swiss cheese model of safety incidents: are there holes in the metaphor?
    Thomas V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:71. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if the components of the model are understood in the same way by quality and safety professionals...
  34. pmc Doctors and patients' susceptibility to framing bias: a randomized trial
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil, CH 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1411-7. 2011
    ..Framing of risk influences the perceptions of treatment benefit...
  35. ncbi request reprint Medical researchers evaluate their methodological skills
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1323-9. 2004
    ..Clinical epidemiology and statistics skills of clinical researchers are often limited. We assessed methodological skills of medical researchers and identified factors associated with higher skill levels...
  36. ncbi request reprint Nonresponse bias in a survey of patient perceptions of hospital care
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Med Care 43:374-80. 2005
    ..Incomplete participation is of particular concern for surveys of patient perceptions of care because patients who have negative opinions may be least likely to participate...
  37. pmc Relation between online "hit counts" and subsequent citations: prospective study of research papers in the BMJ
    Thomas V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 329:546-7. 2004
  38. doi request reprint Exploration of health dimensions to be included in multi-attribute health-utility assessment
    Thomas V Perneger
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:52-9. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine whether a small number of dimensions explains a sufficient amount of variance in self-perceived health, and what can be gained from adding additional dimensions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the COOP charts with and without pictures in a Swiss population
    T V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 9:405-14. 2000
    ..This study aimed to assess the validity of COOP charts in a general population sample, to examine whether illustrations contribute to instrument validity, and to establish general population norms...
  40. ncbi request reprint A simple imputation algorithm reduced missing data in SF-12 health surveys
    Thomas V Perneger
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:142-9. 2005
    ..The SF-12 Health Survey is a 12-item questionnaire that yields two summary scores (physical and mental health). Neither score can be computed when an item is missing. We explored imputation methods for missing scores for this instrument...
  41. ncbi request reprint Public support for social financing of health care in Switzerland
    Thomas V Perneger
    Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Int J Health Serv 35:91-9. 2005
    ..Hence support for more social financing of health care was best explained by past preference for a social health insurance system in the local community...
  42. pmc Patient assessments of a hypothetical medical error: effects of health outcome, disclosure, and staff responsiveness
    A Cleopas
    Quality of Care Service, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:136-41. 2006
    ..To assess whether patients' perceptions of a hypothetical medical error are influenced by staff responsiveness, disclosure of error, and health consequences of the error...
  43. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cigarette smokers recruited through the Internet or by mail
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:521-5. 2001
    ..To compare smokers recruited by mail or through the Internet...
  44. pmc Misconceptions about efficacy of mammography screening: a public health dilemma
    E Chamot
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:799-803. 2001
    ..This study assessed accuracy of women's opinions about reduction in mortality from breast cancer attributable to mammography screening...
  45. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for a medically inappropriate admission to a Department of Internal Medicine
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 157:1495-500. 1997
    ..To identify patient- and admission-related risk factors for a medically inappropriate admission to a department of internal medicine...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the psychometric properties of the Asthma Quality of life Questionnaire (AQLQ) among 115 asthmatic adults assessed during acute hospitalization and as outpatients
    P Muntner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 9:987-95. 2000
    ..In conclusion, this study provides evidence that the AQLQ has similar psychometric properties during an acute hospitalization and subsequently in an outpatient setting...
  47. doi request reprint The association between body mass index and patients' experiences with inpatient care
    I Peytremann-Bridevaux
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:140-4. 2010
    ..To explore the association between patients' body mass index (BMI) and their experiences with inpatient care...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Length of hospital stay, discharge planning, and policy regarding the shortening of hospital stays: patients'and hospital care providers'point of view]
    C Luthy
    Service de médecine interne de rehabilitation, Departement de Medecine Interne, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, CH 1211 Geneve 14, Suisse
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 53:629-34. 2005
    ..Patients were also interviewed on the present tendency to shorten hospital stays...
  49. ncbi request reprint Distributions of smokers by stage: international comparison and association with smoking prevalence
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
    Prev Med 26:580-5. 1997
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation and attendance in a new asthma patient self-management education program
    P Muntner
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Chest 120:778-84. 2001
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Predicting stages of adoption of mammography screening in a general population
    E Chamot
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CH 1211 4, Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer 37:1869-77. 2001
    ..Our results confirm the applicability of the TTM to mammography screening in a European context. They also suggest that constructs other than pros and cons may be useful in predicting mammography use...
  52. pmc Randomised trial of heroin maintenance programme for addicts who fail in conventional drug treatments
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva Medical School, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    BMJ 317:13-8. 1998
    ..To evaluate an experimental heroin maintenance programme...
  53. ncbi request reprint Transforming laboratory test results to improve clinical outcome predictions in HIV patients. Swiss HIV Cohort Study
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol 17:442-9. 1998
    ..1 transformation). Natural units of laboratory variables are not optimal for the prediction of clinical events in HIV-infected patients. Which transformation is best depends on the predictor under consideration...
  54. ncbi request reprint Associations between the stages of change and the pros and cons of smoking in a longitudinal study of Swiss smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 24:419-24. 1999
    ..Intervention studies are necessary to establish whether this association is causal...
  55. ncbi request reprint Snowball sampling by mail: application to a survey of smokers in the general population
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 29:43-8. 2000
    ..We compared participants who received the questionnaire directly from us (original participants) to participants who received it from an addressee (secondary participants)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural adaptation of a psychometric instrument: two methods compared
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 52:1037-46. 1999
    ..This suggests that a moderately resource-intensive translation may produce adequate results. More empirical research is needed to understand what translation methods yield the best results...
  57. ncbi request reprint COOP Charts in French: translation and preliminary data on instrument properties
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 7:683-92. 1998
    ..Most preliminary tests of construct validity were consistent with theory. This French translation of the COOP Charts appears to be ready for more extensive testing in the intended target population of ambulatory patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a scale measuring self-efficacy of current and former smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 95:901-13. 2000
    ..To develop and test the validity of a questionnaire measuring the confidence of current and former smokers in their ability to abstain from smoking in high-risk situations...
  59. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two measures of stage of change for smoking cessation
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 94:1881-9. 1999
    ..To compare two questionnaires used to identify the stages of change of current and former smokers: a conventional five-item questionnaire and an alternative one-item questionnaire...
  60. doi request reprint Patient-reported conformity of informed consent procedures and participation in clinical research
    T Agoritsas
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Gabrielle Perret Gentil 6, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    QJM 104:151-9. 2011
    ..There is growing evidence that the quality of informed consent in clinical research is often sub-optimal...
  61. pmc Improving communication between physicians and patients who speak a foreign language
    Alexander Bischoff
    Quality of Care Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Br J Gen Pract 53:541-6. 2003
    ..Communication between physicians and patients is particularly challenging when patients do not speak the local language (in Switzerland, they are known as allophones)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Men's and women's knowledge and perceptions of breast cancer and mammography screening
    Eric Chamot
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 34:380-5. 2002
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that men may be less knowledgeable than women about breast cancer and mammography and have less favorable perceptions of mammography screening...
  63. doi request reprint Testing the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework for usability and reliability
    A J Stewardson
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hosp Infect 83:30-5. 2013
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward nicotine replacement therapy in smokers and ex-smokers in the general public
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, and the Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 69:175-83. 2001
    ..We aimed to identify attitudes of smokers and ex-smokers toward NRT and to develop and assess the validity of a brief scale used to measure these attitudes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence and of the Heaviness of Smoking Index among relatively light smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 94:269-81. 1999
    ..To assess the validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence (FTND, six items) and of a short-form of this questionnaire, the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI, two items), in a population of relatively light smokers...
  66. doi request reprint Measuring quality of patient information documents with an expanded EQIP scale
    A I Charvet-Berard
    Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 70:407-11. 2008
    ..To develop an expanded version of the ensuring quality information for patients (EQIP) scale to measure quality of patient information documents...
  67. ncbi request reprint Assessment of patients' tendency to give a positive or negative rating to healthcare
    T Agoritsas
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:374-9. 2009
    ..The patient's tendency to rate healthcare positively or negatively may be the only variable that should be adjusted to improve the comparability of satisfaction scores between healthcare providers...
  68. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction with emergency house calls
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 9:367-75. 1997
    ..To identify determinants of patient satisfaction with emergency house calls and to assess the properties of a satisfaction measurement questionnaire...
  69. pmc Acceptability of identification bracelets for hospital inpatients
    A Cleopas
    Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:344-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether hospitalised patients would agree to wear an identification bracelet and whether patient acceptability is improved by more detailed explanations or by using a code instead of a name on the bracelet...
  70. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene among physicians: performance, beliefs, and perceptions
    Didier Pittet
    Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 141:1-8. 2004
    ..Physician adherence to hand hygiene remains low in most hospitals...
  71. ncbi request reprint Who gets screened, and where: a comparison of organised and opportunistic mammography screening in Geneva, Switzerland
    Eric Chamot
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1530 3rd Avenue, S, RPHB 217H, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA, and Quality Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer 43:576-84. 2007
    ..7; 95% CI, 1.1-2.8). Although screening uptake was low, the programme appeared to attract women in lower socio-economic strata who did not usually undergo mammography screening...
  72. ncbi request reprint Patients' knowledge of drug treatments after hospitalisation: the key role of information
    Philippe Micheli
    Service of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:614-20. 2007
    ..We investigated whether lack of such knowledge was associated with patients' report of not having received information about their medications while hospitalised...
  73. ncbi request reprint On quitting smoking: development of two scales measuring the use of self-change strategies in current and former smokers (SCS-CS and SCS-FS)
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 25:523-38. 2000
    ..These scales may be used to describe and understand the processes of smoking cessation and relapse, as well as to produce input data for computer systems which produce individually-tailored smoking cessation advice...
  74. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: risk factors and use of preventive devices
    T V Perneger
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 158:1940-5. 1998
    ..Pressure ulcers are a frequent complication of bed rest. We examined risk factors for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, the use of preventive devices, and the impact of case-mix adjustments on between-ward comparisons...
  75. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a computer-tailored smoking cessation program: a randomized trial
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 161:2596-601. 2001
    ..From a public health perspective, prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases requires effective smoking cessation programs that can be used on a large scale...
  76. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Attitudes Towards Smoking Scale (ATS-18)
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 95:613-25. 2000
    ..To develop and test the validity of a scale measuring attitudes towards smoking in current and former cigarette smokers...
  77. pmc Comparative study of different enzyme immunoassays for measurement of IgM and IgA rheumatoid factors
    S Bas
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:505-10. 2002
    ..To compare the value of various IgM and IgA rheumatoid factor (RF) tests for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  78. pmc Relationship between hospital length of stay and quality of care in patients with congestive heart failure
    M P Kossovsky
    Group de Recherche et d Analyse en Sytèmes, Soins Hospitaliers GRASSH, Geneva University Hospitals
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:219-23. 2002
    ..To determine the relationship between hospital length of stay (LOS) and quality of care in patients admitted for congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of ambulatory mental health services in a universal care setting
    P A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1515-20. 2001
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous or surgical tracheostomy: a meta-analysis
    P Dulguerov
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Geneva Hospital, Switzerland
    Crit Care Med 27:1617-25. 1999
    ..To compare percutaneous with surgical tracheostomy using a meta-analysis of studies published from 1960 to 1996...
  81. ncbi request reprint Bacterial contamination of the hands of hospital staff during routine patient care
    D Pittet
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals
    Arch Intern Med 159:821-6. 1999
    ..Cross-transmission of microorganisms by the hands of health care workers is considered the main route of spread of nosocomial infections...
  82. doi request reprint Use of brain natriuretic peptide to detect previously unknown left ventricular dysfunction in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    K Gariani
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Gabrielle Perret Gentil 6, 1211 Geneva 14, CH
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13298. 2011
    ..Their timely identification is challenging as both conditions share similar clinical presentations...
  83. ncbi request reprint Compliance with handwashing in a teaching hospital. Infection Control Program
    D Pittet
    University of Geneva Medical School and University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 130:126-30. 1999
    ..Transmission of microorganisms from the hands of health care workers is the main source of cross-infection in hospitals and can be prevented by handwashing...
  84. ncbi request reprint Brief scales for measurement of functional social support and psychological resources in French-speaking adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Soz Praventivmed 47:298-306. 2002
    ..Psychological resources and social support are important determinants of health, but brief and validated scales measuring these dimensions in French are lacking...
  85. ncbi request reprint Scale to measure patient satisfaction with physical therapy
    Dominique Monnin
    Physiotherapy Department, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Phys Ther 82:682-91. 2002
    ..Patient satisfaction can be one indicator of quality of care. In this study, a patient satisfaction questionnaire for physical therapy was developed...
  86. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and survival of haemodialysed patients in western Switzerland
    Patrick Saudan
    Division of Nephrology, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1975-81. 2008
    ..Many factors affect survival in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Our aim was to study whether quality of clinical care may affect survival in this population, when adjusted for demographic characteristics and co-morbidities...
  87. doi request reprint Admission of incompetent patients to intensive care: doctors' responsiveness to family wishes
    M Escher
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pain and Palliative Care Consultation, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Crit Care Med 37:528-32. 2009
    ..The doctors' responsiveness to family wishes may vary. We explored if doctors' personal characteristics were associated with responsiveness to the relatives' wishes when admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is considered...
  88. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of quality improvement interventions to reduce inappropriate hospital use
    Michel P Kossovsky
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:227-32. 2002
    ..To assess the impact of process analyses and modifications on inappropriate hospital use...
  89. pmc Rate of undesirable events at beginning of academic year: retrospective cohort study
    Guy Haller
    Department of Anaesthesia, Pharmacology and Intensive Care, Geneva University Hospital, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 339:b3974. 2009
    ..To determine whether an increase in the rate of undesirable events occurs after care provided by trainees at the beginning of the academic year...
  90. ncbi request reprint Validation of alternative formulations of job strain
    Delphine S Courvoisier
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Occup Health 52:5-13. 2010
    ..To examine the construct validity of different formulations of job strain based on the demand-control(-support) model in the context of a hospital-based survey...
  91. doi request reprint Study design attributes influenced patients' willingness to participate in clinical research: a randomized vignette-based study
    Thomas Agoritsas
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Gabrielle Perret Gentil 6, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:107-15. 2011
    ..To identify characteristics of clinical research projects that influence patients' willingness to participate in research...
  92. doi request reprint Measuring physicians' and medical students' attitudes toward caring for immigrant patients
    Patricia Hudelson
    Eval Health Prof 33:452-72. 2010
    ....
  93. pmc Stress from uncertainty from graduation to retirement--a population-based study of Swiss physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Medical Outpatient Clinic, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 22:632-8. 2007
    ..Uncertainty shapes many decisions made by physicians everyday. Uncertainty and physicians' inability to handle it may result in substandard care and unexplained variations in patterns of care...
  94. ncbi request reprint Hospitalisation process seen by patients and health care professionals
    Denis Rentsch
    Department of Internal Medicine, Clinic of Internal Medicine of Rehabilitation, Beau Séjour, University Hospitals of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:571-6. 2003
    ..Better communication between patients and health care providers about decisions related to the hospitalisation process would be desirable...
  95. ncbi request reprint Primary and revision hip arthroplasty: 5-year outcomes and influence of age and comorbidity
    Anne Lubbeke
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Rheumatol 34:394-400. 2007
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Effects of a structured patient-centered discharge interview on patients' knowledge about their medications
    Martine Louis-Simonet
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Am J Med 117:563-8. 2004
    ..Many recently hospitalized patients lack knowledge about important aspects of their medications. We evaluated whether a structured discharge interview could improve medication knowledge...
  97. pmc Patient reports of undesirable events during hospitalization
    Thomas Agoritsas
    Quality of Care Service, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 20:922-8. 2005
    ..Thus far, incident reporting in health care has relied on health professionals. However, patients too may be able to signal the occurrence of undesirable events...
  98. pmc National questionnaire survey on what influences doctors' decisions about admission to intensive care
    Monica Escher
    Pain and Palliative Care Consultation, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Geneva University Hospitals, CH 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    BMJ 329:425. 2004
    ..To determine what influences doctors' decisions about admission of patients to intensive care...
  99. ncbi request reprint Age and quality of in-hospital care of patients with heart failure
    Michel P Kossovsky
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 14:123-7. 2004
    ..Elderly patients may be at risk of suboptimal care. Thus, the relationship between age and quality of care for patients hospitalized for heart failure was examined...
  100. ncbi request reprint Perceived stress, internal resources, and social support as determinants of mental health among young adults
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 13:161-70. 2004
    ..While psychiatric morbidity of populations has been studied extensively, the role of perceived stress, social support, and internal resources as determinant of health is still poorly understood...
  101. ncbi request reprint Predictors of work satisfaction among physicians
    Patrick A Bovier
    Department of Community Medicine, and Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 13:299-305. 2003
    ..In this study, a brief work satisfaction questionnaire was developed, its validity was assessed, and it was used to examine the determinants of work-related satisfaction among a sample of Swiss physicians...