Ashley Greer

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This paper describes a study to modify an American questionnaire measuring self-esteem in children for use in the United Kingdom and also to obtain normative values for this questionnaire with Scottish school children aged 8-15 years. Five thousand children resident in the Lothian Region of Scotland, a 5% sample of the age group, were identified using a(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate the spelling ability of persons affected by mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD subjects produced more phonemically implausible (PI) spelling errors (e.g. enough-->enougigh) than normal subjects; in addition, AD subjects produced a higher percentage of PI spelling errors than normal AD subjects. We found that two(More)
—Providing integrity, efficiency, and performance guarantees is a key challenge in the development of next-generation cyberphysical systems. Rather than mandating complete system verification, the Simplex Architecture provides robust designs by incorporating a supervisory controller that takes corrective action only when the system is in danger of violating(More)
The rapidly expanding population of prison inmates has severely challenged the prison system's ability to effectively screen incoming inmates for mental disorders and mental health service needs. This study describes a comprehensive mental health screening of inmates at a maximum security prison, using a modified version of the Referral Decision Scale(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the impact of an intensive interdisciplinary feeding program on caregiver stress and child outcomes of children with feeding disorders across three categories. METHODS Children were categorized into either tube dependent, liquid dependent, or food selective groups. Outcomes for caregiver stress levels, child mealtime(More)
Refusal of treatment with antipsychotic medication was studied prospectively in a sample of 1434 psychiatric patients admitted to four acute inpatient units in state-operated mental health facilities in Massachusetts during a 6-month period. Compared with a control group of patients who accepted prescribed antipsychotic treatment, the 103 patients who(More)
Massachusetts civil commitment criteria were compared in an emergency setting with a set of criteria developed by Dr. Alan Stone. Contrary to expectations, the Stone criteria proved to be more restrictive in a sample of 503 patients. Few patients would be newly committable under the Stone criteria; of the 35 patients committable under the Stone standard, 32(More)
Physics of "phase separation" of reactive oxygen species: aspects bordering on water disinfection and tumor eradication A phase-separated approach to reactive oxygen species that employs a liquid at a solid/liquid or solid/gas/liquid interface has been developed. Biphasic and triphasic photosensitizer systems contain regions that are controllably dry,(More)
The Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (Morris et al., 1989) neuropsychological battery, including its 10-word list-learning task, remains in clinical and research use. The present study examined learning characteristics of this word list in a clinical series of elderly military veterans referred for neuropsychological evaluation of(More)
To document the scope of recent trends in performing pretrial mental health evaluations, telephone interviews were conducted with 157 authorities in 50 states and the District of Columbia. These authorities included forensic mental health program directors and forensic clinical professionals. In all states, evaluations were made on an outpatient basis to(More)