- Differences in health status between long-term and short-term benzodiazepine usersS M Zandstra
Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre, St Raboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Br J Gen Pract 52:805-8. 2002..However, the characteristics of long-term benzodiazepine users described in the literature are based on studies in which long-term users were compared with non-users. Thus these characteristics may be imprecise...
- Different study criteria affect the prevalence of benzodiazepine useS M Zandstra
University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:139-44. 2002..This affected the distribution of some BZ-use-related variables such as age. For reliable comparisons of BZ use, standardisation of the definition of BZ use is required. A proposal for standardising methodology is presented...
- Long-term benzodiazepine users in family practice: differences from short-term users in mental health, coping behaviour and psychological characteristicsS M Zandstra
Department of Family Practice and Department of Social Medicine, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Fam Pract 21:266-9. 2004..Contrary to short-term use, long-term benzodiazepine use is undesirable. Nevertheless, its prevalence is high. To prevent long-term use, it is important to know which short-term users are at risk of becoming long-term users...
- Appropriateness of benzodiazepine prescribing in general practiceE Van Rijswijk
Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 43:411-2. 2005