Beverly Walpole

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BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is associated with serious physiological and psychological consequences including type 2 diabetes, higher rates of depression and low self-esteem. With the population of overweight and obese youth increasing, appropriate interventions are needed that speak to the issue of readiness to change and motivation to maintain adherence(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an intervention for promoting self-efficacy and weight loss in a sample of overweight and obese youth. METHODS /Design 40 participants (aged 10-18 years) were randomly assigned to control (social skills training) or treatment (MI) group. Both groups received individual therapy (~30(More)
OBJECTIVE There is increasing interest in understanding how parent supervision influences young children's risk of injury, but nearly all of this research has been conducted with mothers. The present study compared first-time mothers' and fathers' supervisory beliefs and reported practices, and related these scores to parental reports of their child's(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to: (i) develop a triage scale consistent with the National Triage Scale (NTS) for patients with mental health problems attending emergency departments; and (ii) to reduce emergency waiting times, transit times and improve skills assessing mental health problems. METHOD We developed a Mental Health Triage Scale (MHTS)(More)
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