Barbara Graetz

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  • B. Graetz
  • Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • 1991
This analysis re-examines the factor structure of the 12-item GHQ for a large Australian sample of young people. It shows that oblique factor rotation better approaches the criterion of simple structure, and allows separate components of the GHQ to be identified and measured using factor scores. When the performance of these separate factors is compared(More)
This study examines the impact of employment and unemployment on psychological health and well-being, as measured by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Using longitudinal data, it traces health changes over time for a variety of groups and through a variety of labour market experiences: during sustained employment and unemployment, in the transition(More)
The neurotrophin brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated in depression and anxiety. Antidepressants and exercise increase BDNF expression, and both have an antidepressant and anxiolytic activity. To further characterize the association of anxiety, BDNF and exercise, we studied panic disorder patients (n=12) and individually matched(More)
Regular physical activity is anxiolytic in both healthy subjects and patients with panic disorder. In contrast, acute exercise may induce acute panic attacks or increase subjective anxiety in patients with panic disorder more than in other people. The effects of quiet rest or an aerobic treadmill exercise (30 min at an intensity of 70% of the maximal oxygen(More)
In recent years there has been a substantial increase in attitudinal and industrial militancy amongst nurses. This paper examines some of the factors associated with this change, in the context of the 50-day strike by Victorian nurses in late 1986. Using data collected from 125 nurses in a large public hospital in Melbourne, it is shown that dissatisfaction(More)
Constant positive airway pressure (cPAP) is the predominant noninvasive therapy for the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The average pressure thereby applied can be reduced by online-identification of respiratory events. Oscillatory impedance measurement as an indicator for airway patency can identify central and obstructive apneas and hypopneas.(More)
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