Cassie Cunningham

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PURPOSE We conducted an evaluation to identify factors related to intensive care unit (ICU) staff acceptance of a telemedicine ICU (Tele-ICU) program in preimplementation and postimplementation phases. METHODS Individual or group semistructured interviews and site observations were conducted with staff from the Veterans Affairs Midwest Health Care Network(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a snapshot of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs for the assessment and management of behavioural risk factors in physiotherapy practice in primary care settings in the Republic of Ireland. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of primary care physiotherapists. METHOD Two hundred and twenty primary care(More)
OBJECTIVE Research has suggested that congruence between patient characteristics and contextual characteristics is a more robust predictor of outcomes than either patient or context characteristics alone. The goal of the present study was to examine the degree of congruence between patient preferences for the clinical encounter and reports of analogous(More)
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), also known as secondhand smoke, refers to the mixture of smoke given off by the burning end of tobacco products (sidestream smoke) and the smoke exhaled by smokers (mainstream smoke). Exposure to ETS is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer, coronary heart disease, and a variety of other health problems.(More)
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality in the United States, accounting for more than 440,000 deaths, 5.1 million years of potential life lost, and $96.8 billion in productivity losses each year. Evidence suggests that individuals residing in rural areas are disproportionately affected by the health burden of tobacco(More)
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