Allan Abrahamse

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OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of a 12-week walking program on walk endurance capacity, physical activity level, mobility, and quality of life in ambulatory nursing home residents who had been identified as having low physical activity levels and low walk endurance capacities. To determine the effects of 12 versus 22 weeks of walk training on walk(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in outpatient settings has not been shown to be as effective in reducing mortality and improving health as in hospital settings; this difference has been attributed in part to a lack of direct control over recommendation implementation. OBJECTIVE To identify inhibiting and facilitating factors in(More)
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Data from the High School and Beyond panel study indicate that of 13,061 female high school sophomores who responded to both the baseline questionnaire in 1980 and a 1982 follow-up, 41 percent of blacks, 29 percent of Hispanics and 23 percent of non-Hispanic whites said they either would or might consider having a child outside of marriage. Such willingness(More)
BACKGROUND In consultative models of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), lack of implementation of CGA recommendations is well documented and appears to be a potential explanation for negative findings. The purpose of this study is to identify patient determinants of adherence to recommendations received from a community-based CGA consultative model(More)
The Violence Prevention Initiative (or VPI) was the first major grantmaking program developed by the California Wellness Foundation. At the time it was launched in late 1992, rates of youth violence were rising and sensationalistic press coverage contributed to a public sense that " get tough " measures were the solution. Our state was in the midst of an(More)
Because different demographic groups experience violence at different rates, changes in the homicide rate depend in part on changes in the demographic composition of the population at risk. Data describing the population and homicide experience for California from 1981 through 1995 suggests that demographic changes does not explain the large year-to-year(More)