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  • Malcolm G Patterson, Michael A West, Viv J Shackleton, Jeremy F Dawson, Sally Maitlis, David L Robinson +1 other
  • 2005
This paper describes the development and validation of a multidimensional measure of organizational climate, the Organizational Climate Measure (OCM), based upon Quinn and Rohrbaugh's Competing Values model. A sample of 6869 employees across 55 manufacturing organizations completed the questionnaire. The 17 scales contained within the measure had acceptable(More)
PURPOSE Cigarette smoke is the major risk factor associated with the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recent studies propose a link between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and emphysema, demonstrated by increased ER stress markers under smoking conditions. Here, we investigate whether cigarette smoke-induced ER stress is cell(More)
This report analyses the past decade of UK evidence to explore the relationship between housing circumstances and the experience of poverty. It considers the relative importance of housing cost, quality and location in the impact of poverty on people's lives, and the role of housing in enabling people to increase their income from work. Over the past two(More)
  • Alison Wallace, I A C H I E V I N G M O B I L I T Y I N T H E I N T E R M E D I A T E H O U S I N G M A R K E T: M O V I N G U P A N D M O V I N G O N, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • 2008
iv The Chartered Institute of Housing The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body for people involved in housing and communities. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. We have a diverse and growing membership of over 20,000 people – both in the public and private sectors – living and working in over 20 countries(More)
The relationship between circulating C-reactive protein concentrations and potential cytokine and receptor mediators (interleukin-6, leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF), ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), soluble IL-6 receptor, soluble gp130, soluble TNF receptor, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist and interleukin-8 (IL-8)) of this acute phase protein were(More)
OBJECTIVE Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by ovarian dysfunction. Although the role of leptin in the control of reproduction is unclear, it may be involved in the control of ovulation. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the relationship between circulating leptin concentrations, and anthropometric, metabolic and(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-defensins, which are major constituents of neutrophil azurophilic granules, and beta-defensins, which are expressed in airway epithelial cells, could contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by amplifying cigarette smoke-induced and infection-induced inflammatory reactions leading to lung injury. In Japanese(More)
At baseline, weight-losing pancreatic cancer patients (n=7) had lower leptin (P<0.05) but higher cortisol, interleukin-6, resting energy expenditure and fat oxidation than healthy subjects (n=6, P<0.05). Over a 4 h feeding period, the areas under the curve for glucose, cortisol and interleukin-6 were greater (P<0.05), but less for leptin in the cancer group(More)
Poverty and low incomes prevent people from accessing potential housing options, and make others hard to sustain. This evidence review explores how housing can mitigate or exacerbate the impact of poverty on people's lives. key points 'Housing costs induced poverty' (see page 2) has been increasing over the last two decades. • However good quality, low-cost(More)