Barbara Crump

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Why, when computing is available in a socially situated, convenient environment, at no cost, do people choose not to compute? This paper describes a community–based project that wired four computing centres (hubs) in a lower socio–economic urban area in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. One of the hubs is situated in a city council high–rise apartment(More)
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The concept of creating a global village was first visualised in the 1960s and with the advent of the Internet technology, it seemed that the realisation of such a concept was inevitable. Unfortunately, this did not happen. The article starts with a brief description of the global problem of the digital divide and then moves on to explain why the digital(More)
BACKGROUND Surveys of 'self-reported' accidents suggest that South Asian children in the United Kingdom may have lower rates of childhood accidents, but little is known about their susceptibility to severe accidents compared with white children. METHODS We conducted an ecological study at the level of Census enumeration districts to compare hospital(More)
18598 Background: The impact of chemotherapy on QOL for pts with HRPC is not well described. Thirty patients(30) participated in a trial of D and C(Kasimis et al, submitted ASCO 2006). The objectives for this companion study were to study QOL outcomes with the FACT instrument including the Prostate subscale(FP) and utility from the EQ5D. METHODS In a(More)
48 Background: A Recursive Partitioning Analysis (RPA) prognostic algorithm based on quality of life and symptoms predicted 4 groups with distinct median survivals in patients with metastatic solid tumors receiving chemotherapy (ASCO 2013, Abst 9567). We update our findings. METHODS The RPA algorithm is based upon Karnofsky performance status (KPS),(More)
e19575 Background: Understanding the prognosis of advanced cancer patients remains a challenge. Prognostic factors for survival include measures of physical functioning and quality of life, laboratory values, symptoms and comorbidity. Our goal was to develop a multidimensional survival prediction model by combining variables from physiological dimensions,(More)