Catherine Cooper

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Smart Home technology looks set to become an increasingly common feature of domestic life. However commercial desire for technical innovation rather than explicit user needs are often the driving force behind the development of Smart Home products and services. This study adapts the Cultural Probe approach developed by Gaver et al. [2] to collect primarily(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the validity of routine hospital and mortality hip fracture data in one English Region and estimated trends in hip fracture between 1978-1981 and 1993-1995. METHODS We identified from Hospital Episode System (HES) data for 1993-1995 all hip fracture episodes relating to individual patients aged over 65 years resident in Wessex.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was aimed to assess age changes in quantitative ultrasonometry (QUS) in a large sample of Lebanese women to determine a Lebanese reference population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sound (SOS) and the stiffness index (SI) of the os calcaneus was measured in(More)
Prior to the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, infection prevention and control (IPC) activities in Liberian healthcare facilities were basic. There was no national IPC guidance, nor dedicated staff at any level of government or healthcare facility (HCF) to ensure the implementation of best practices. Efforts to improve IPC early in the outbreak were ad hoc and(More)
BACKGROUND The first three years of a child's life are a critical period for brain growth and development. Caregiver interventions during this period that improve early childhood health and development have the potential to enhance a child's physical, mental, and social well-being. METHODS This was a pretest/posttest quasi experimental program evaluation.(More)