C. Harris

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Reviewed and integrated the medical and psychological literature on the assessment of health-related quality of life (QOL) in pediatric populations. Definitions of QOL and the utility, health status, battery, and modular approaches to QOL assessment are presented. Measures currently available for use with children and adolescents were evaluated with respect(More)
It has been forwarded that strength training is the primary intervention for improving and maintaining functional independence of the elderly. The purpose of this study was to determine if a periodised strength-training program was superior to a fixed repetition protocol for enhancing strength in older adults. Previously untrained male and female(More)
Because of the continued importance of correct condom-use in controlling the HIV epidemic and the limited availability of tools for assessing correct condom-use, methods for assessing condom-application skills, especially when direct observation is not feasible, are needed. Accordingly, in the context of a high-risk population (The Bahamas) for HIV, a(More)
The usefulness of the Quality of Well-Being scale (QWB) in a sample of pediatric cancer patients was investigated. The parents of 30 children who were 4 to 18 years old and who were being treated for cancer, were administered the QWB. Performance status ratings from the parents and physician, toxicity ratings, treatment information, and routine laboratory(More)
Flooding and response prevention have been widely used in the treatment of adult obsessive compulsive disorder but have been overlooked in favor of less restrictive procedures when treating children. The present case investigates the utility of these procedures in an adolescent with severe compulsive handwashing. Treatments were introduced hierarchically to(More)
The treatment of brain impairment following traumatic injury has proliferated in the past few years. Because many proposed treatment methods have not yet been proven, an important aspect of each treatment attempt is the evaluation of possible gains derived as a result of treatment. A modified multiple baseline design has been suggested as a means of(More)
The accurate measurement of alcohol consumption in natural environments is a focal empirical issue in studies of the determinants of drinking. Four studies investigated agreement between subject and collateral questionnaire reports of drinking by adults over age 60 years (N = 83), and three of these studies also assessed agreement between daily subject and(More)
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