Beverley Fielding

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This paper describes the implementation of the National Institute of Mental Health Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) study's goals of measuring risk factors and competence. The emphasis is on the development and testing of the measures. Relevant constructs for measurement of risk and competence in relation to(More)
In a household community sample of 1,285, 9-17 years-olds with mental disorders who had received outpatient specialty mental health services in the past year were compared with youths with mental disorders who had not received those services to determine if samples drawn from clinical settings are representative of youths with mental disorders in the(More)
This study investigated whether social and/or psychologic factors help to predict older dialysis patients' continued survival. A stratified (by race and sex) random sample of patients aged 60+ years was selected from the ESRD Network census of all patients in that age category residing in a single southeastern state (Georgia) and receiving chronic dialysis(More)
PURPOSE The UK Functional Assessment Measure (UK FIM+FAM) is a widely used outcome measure in brain injury rehabilitation. An Extended Activities of Daily Living (EADL) module was included in its original development, but has never been formally evaluated. This study evaluated its scoring accuracy and reliability using vignettes (short clinical scenarios).(More)
The relation between maternal unipolar major depression and children's self-concept, self-control, and peer relationships were studied in a middle-class, predominantly white sample of 96 families. Each family included a target child between the ages of 5 and 10. Depressed mothers varied on whether or not the child's father also had a psychiatric disorder.(More)
The association of baseline characteristics with long-term survival (7 years past baseline interview) was investigated in a prevalent sample of 349 dialysis patients aged 60-87 at baseline. In primary diagnosis, treatment modality, and months on dialysis, the sample was representative of all patients aged 60+ living in the state of Georgia. There were 38(More)
Although Black end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on dialysis report better functioning and well-being than do White patients, little is known about the association of race with disease symptoms and treatment side effects. Interviews were conducted with 183 older Black and 125 older White in-center hemodialysis (HD) patients in Georgia. Patients were(More)
283 patients, age 18-59 years on chronic dialysis were interviewed about their current work status and their ability to work if currently not employed. Only 11% of the total sample was currently employed. However, one third of the nonemployed patients said they were able to work, and most of these patients had made an effort to be employed. Age, race,(More)