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)
While the affordances of multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) for teaching and learning are a subject of numerous experience reports, there is little research on educators’ perceptions of various MUVE affordances claimed in the literature. We investigate the educators’ perceptions of claimed MUVE affordances for learning by conducting in-depth(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)
e14536 Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence is increasing in the United States. We compared the outcome of HCC patients (pts) over two consecutive decades for a VA population. METHODS In an IRB-approved protocol, we reviewed the records of pts with diagnosis (dx) of HCC seen at a VA Medical Center from 1/1/1990 to 12/31/2009. Demographics,(More)
The purpose of this paper is to enhance understanding of how the models of national culture have been used in Information Systems research. Using the top 10 ranking journals, as defined by the Association of Information Systems, we review and categorise 60 papers published over the past 15 years. The essential criterion for selection was that they applied(More)
e15141 Background: The GS has been extensively proven to predict survival in early stages of PC for patients (pts) treated for cure. Limited information exists about its value as a predictor of survival for stages D2 and D3. We studied the relation between GS and survival for pts in stages D2 and D3. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 128 pts on stage D2(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)
e18579 Background: There has been increased interest in V veterans with lymphoid malignancies. We compared the survival and severity of MM in veterans from V and non-V at a VA medical center. METHODS In an IRB -approved protocol, we reviewed the records of veterans diagnosed with MM from January 2002 to October 2010 at the VANJHCS. Records were reviewed(More)