Amanda Gabriel

Learn More
Earlier studies have shown that one in eight children persist in being high users of health care services over long periods of time and, conversely, about the same proportion of children are consistently low users. As these studies failed to discover reasons for these persistent deviations from average, this study explored three possible explanations:(More)
We examined all the morbidity experienced in a six-year period by a total of 2591 children who were continuously enrolled in a prepaid medical plan. The children had received 19,291 diagnoses, each of which was assigned to one of 14 types of morbidity, and the frequency of each type was determined. Although the typical child had at least one problem in 5 of(More)
The relationship between the use of services of children constantly enrolled in a prepaid group practice medical plan for six years and the completeness of their preventive care were examined. Children who were consistently low users of services were more likely to be lacking one or more components of standard preventive care, particularly general health(More)
AIM To investigate correlations between diet and prevalence of constipation among elderly people in Beijing. METHODS A total of 2776 (≥ 60 years) were selected in Beijing region for investigation. Data regarding constipation and diet habits was collected via hierarchical status, segmentation and random cluster sampling. Investigation included(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is often delayed because the patient develops cognitive disturbances. The authors reviewed the charts of 45 depressed patients who received ECT and found that 25 patients developed cognitive dysfunctions severe enough to cause a delay in treatment. The development of organic symptoms causing delays in treatment was positively(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of chronic institutionalization on cognitive performance in chronic psychiatric patients with emphasis on age disorientation, a phenomenon that was found in previous research to occur in up to 25% of chronic schizophrenic patients. METHOD One hundred and ten chronic psychiatric patients, forming 4 main groups--schizophrenic(More)