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Perceived stigma and organizational barriers to care (stigma/BTC) can influence the decision to seek help for military personnel when they are suffering from mental health problems. We examined the relationship between stigmatizing beliefs, perceived BTC, and probable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 23,101 UK military personnel deployed to(More)
Stigmatizing beliefs about seeking help for mental health conditions and perceived barriers to care (BTC) may influence the decision to seek support and treatment in U.K. military personnel. Many coalition partners, including the U.K. Armed Forces (UKAF), have made considerable efforts to reduce stigma/BTC although the impact of these efforts over time has(More)
Does broadband matter to the economy? Numerous studies have focused on whether there is a digital divide, on regulatory impacts and investment incentives, and on the factors influencing where broadband is available. However, given how recently broadband has been adopted, little empirical research has investigated its economic impact. This paper presents(More)
This study evaluates the diagnosis, therapy and survival of 14 patients with primary intracranial germ cell tumors during the period from 1991 to 2001. There were 11 males and 3 females. Mean age was 12.2 years old (20 days-18 years). On admission, the most common symptoms were headache (10/14), vomiting (6/14) and visual (6/14). The tumor was in pineal and(More)
Isolated perfused rat pancreases from fed and 20-h fasted rats were used to investigate the effect of phosphate omission on the insulin response to 16.7 mmol/l glucose. The insulin response to continuous glucose stimulation was biphasic. Both phases were significantly reduced when pancreases were perfused in the absence of extracellular phosphate in fasted,(More)
In order to examine the emerging market for privacy-enhancing service in Internet commerce it is critical to examine the relationship between privacy, security, and commerce. In order to function, a privacy-protecting technology must have a coherent trust model, a sustainable business plan, and a solid design for security. Yet, the sustainability of(More)
Does broadband Internet access matter to the U.S. economy? Given how recently broadband has been adopted, little empirical research has investigated its economic impact. The analysis presented in this report represents a first attempt to measure the impact of already-deployed broadband technologies by applying controlled econometric techniques to data on(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations conducted with several U.S. and U.K. military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have reported the existence of mental and physical health complaints. METHODS A total of 113 participants completed a self-report questionnaire that assessed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, physical health complaints, and(More)
Working Paper Series Abstract There is growing evidence of the relevance of human behavioral factors in the success of development of new products, processes and services. The evidence is even clearer when the forces affecting the development and evolution of long-lived, large, and open complex socio-technical systems are researched. Methods that study the(More)