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BACKGROUND Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) impact well-being for persons with dementia (PWD) and caregivers. Identifying the most problematic symptoms is vital in targeting interventions and allocating resources. The current study highlights inconsistencies in the "most problematic" symptoms when identified via prevalence,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether persons at various age levels in an institutionalized elderly population vary significantly in their musical aptitudes as indicated by their scores on the Primary Measures of Music Audiation test. (Gordon, 1979). Age was not related to either tonal subtest, rhythm subtest, or composite test scores. In(More)
Predictors of breast cancer worry in healthy women remain unclear. Healthy women less than 50 years (N = 857) completed measures of family history, anxiety, absolute and comparative risk perceptions, illness perceptions, and breast cancer worry. Regression analyses revealed that having a family history of breast cancer, greater anxiety, higher absolute risk(More)
INTRODUCTION There is significant intercentre variability in access to renal transplantation in the UK due to poorly understood factors. The overarching aims of this study are to improve equity of access to kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation across the UK and to optimise organ allocation to maximise the benefit and cost-effectiveness of(More)
Psychological distress can impact medical outcomes such as recovery from surgery and experience of side effects during treatment. Identifying the factors that explain variability in distress would guide future interventions aimed at decreasing distress. Two factors that have been implicated in distress are illness perceptions and coping, and are part of the(More)
Lead-contaminated ceramics can be a clinically significant source of lead poisoning, with the potential to cause illness in children and adults; one death in a child has been described. We hypothesized that the prevalence of lead-contaminated ceramics would be higher within Chinatown versus outside of Chinatown. The study was a prospective observational(More)
This study described the responses of 180 elderly care home residents on the Tonal and Rhythm subtests of the Primary Measures of Music Audiation test (Gordon, 1979). Separate analyses on each subtest yielded a mean score, a standard deviation, two reliability coefficients and their corresponding standard errors, a frequency distribution, and item(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore how patients who are wait-listed for or who have received a kidney transplant understand the current UK kidney allocation system, and their views on ways to allocate kidneys in the future. DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured interviews and thematic analysis based on a pragmatic approach. PARTICIPANTS 10 deceased-donor(More)
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