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Fourteen months after a hurricane, young children who had experienced the storm showed significantly higher anxiety and withdrawal and more behavior problems than did children who had not. Behavioral problems decreased steadily over the six months following the storm. Mothers' distress in the hurricane's aftermath was associated with the longevity of their(More)
OBJECTIVE Bullying experiences are becoming increasingly common in children and can have devastating consequences. Ostracism threatens a child's need for self-esteem, sense of belonging, sense of control, and meaningful existence. Recent literature suggests that children with special health care needs may be at risk for these negative events and(More)
Introduced the Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale (PEDS), which was developed to quickly assess behaviors identified in empirical and theoretical literature as significantly elevated in children after experiencing traumatic events. The 21-item parent-report rating scale includes 17 general behavior items and 4 trauma-specific items. Factor analyses on the(More)
In today's changing health care economic climate, attaining increased productivity of staff nurses without increasing costs is desirable. Employing a management style conducive to staff nurse job satisfaction may be one method. The article describes the findings of a research survey on perceived and desired nurse management styles and their relationship to(More)
We assessed the usefulness of the Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS) and the Clinical Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic Auditory Milestone Scale (CAT/CLAMS) for screening high-risk infant populations in a sample of 78 infants followed after premature birth and/or perinatal insults. Both measures were highly correlated with the Bayley Scales of(More)
Fish populations residing in a river receiving bleached kraft mill effluents (BKME) and in an uncontaminated river were investigated to evaluate causal relationships between exposure to BKME and various indicators of fish health. The Index of Biotic Integrity demonstrated that species richness and composition were much lower in the contaminated river with(More)