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UNLABELLED This study examined the role of resilience in habituation to heat and cold pain in healthy women (n = 47). Heat and cold pain thresholds were each assessed across 5 equally spaced trials. Resilience, purpose in life, optimism, social support, and neuroticism were assessed using self-report measures. The hypothesis was that the resilience and the(More)
BACKGROUND A task force of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board was convened to evaluate treatment options for pustular psoriasis. Meetings were held by teleconference. Consensus on treatment of pustular psoriasis was achieved. Pustular psoriasis has been classified into localized and generalized forms. There are a number of treatment modalities,(More)
Studies based on British Crime Survey (BCS) data suggest that the overall incidence of workplace assault is relatively low. However, these data have a number of limitations. They include only assaults carried out by clients or the public, provide limited information about the individuals involved and their workplaces, and tell us little about perceived(More)
BACKGROUND Although there are many psoriasis assessment tools currently published, one of the unmet needs in psoriasis research remains consensus about the single best validated and reproducible assessment tool. OBJECTIVES In this systematic review we sought to determine the degree of correlation between two commonly used psoriasis assessment tools, the(More)
The authors used paired-associate learning to investigate the hypothesis that the speed of generating an interactive image (encoding fluency) influenced 2 metacognitive judgments: judgments of learning (JOLs) and quality of encoding ratings (QUEs). Results from Experiments 1 and 2 indicated that latency of a keypress indicating successful image formation(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in habituation to heat and cold pain in women with fibromyalgia (FM; n=33) and in women who were healthy controls (HC; n=44). Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was used to assess pain thresholds during five consecutive trials of ascending heat and descending cold stimulation. Anxiety, depression,(More)
CONTEXT Patient safety currently receives only scant attention in most residency curricula. Safety is a subject that transcends the US Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's 6 core competencies. OBJECTIVE To design and implement a new patient safety curriculum in collaboration with the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, in such a way as to(More)
Practice facilitators (PFs) are health care professionals, who assist primary care practices in research and quality improvement activities. Their work goes beyond data collection and feedback and includes practice enhancement methods to facilitate system-level changes. PFs provide a framework for translating research into practice by building(More)