Adolfo Garza

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BACKGROUND We attempted to determine the prevalence and demographics of domestic violence (DV) among male and female patients in a university emergency department (ED). METHODS The validated Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA) was used. Patients aged 18 years or older seen during 28 randomly selected 4-hour shifts were eligible. RESULTS Of the 97 participants(More)
Ambulance crashes are a significant safety issue both to the EMTs and to patients transported in the vehicle. Safety issues are dependent on the environment and may be different in rural and urban settings. Ambulance crashes reported to the State EMS bureau during the years of 1993 to 1997 were evaluated. Counties with >250,000 population were considered(More)
The positive and negative influences of violent/action games, henceforth called ‘‘action games’’, remains controversial in the scholarly literature. Although debate continues whether action games influence aggressive behavior, little research has examined the influence of action games on civic engagement. The current study addresses this gap by examining(More)
The degree to which media contributes to body dissatisfaction, life satisfaction and eating disorder symptoms in teenage girls continues to be debated. The current study examines television, social media and peer competition influences on body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms and life satisfaction in a sample of 237 mostly Hispanic girls. 101 of(More)
BACKGROUND In 2011 the field of video game violence experienced serious reversals with repudiations of the current research by the US Supreme Court and the Australian Government as non-compelling and fundamentally flawed. Scholars too have been calling for higher quality research on this issue. The current study seeks to answer this call by providing(More)
The United States Supreme Court's recent decision relating to violent video games revealed divisions within the scientific community about the potential for negative effects of such games as well as the need for more, higher quality research. Scholars also have debated the potential for violent games to have positive effects such as on visuospatial(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the following: 1) whether a Domestic Violence Scene Assessment Screen (DVSAS) is accurate at predicting domestic violence (DV) when compared with results on the validated Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS), and 2) whether EMTs can perform accurately on a DVSAS after they have finished a transport so as not to interfere with routine care.(More)
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