Cynthia Boyd

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The burden that a family experiences as a result of one of its members having a chronic mental illness has been the subject of research since the mid-1950s. A review of the findings in the research literature, an examination of the conceptual and operational definitions of burden, and an evaluation of methodological issues are provided. Finally, based on(More)
This article describes the outcomes at 1 year for a randomized clinical trial of Resources, Education and Care in the Home-Futures: a program to reduce infant mortality through home visits by a team of trained community residents led by a nurse. Low-income, inner-city pregnant women who self-identified as African American or Mexican American were recruited(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the experience and expression of anger in a military sample. PARTICIPANTS A total of 661 military personnel with a history of TBI and 1204 military personnel with no history of TBI. DESIGN Cross-sectional, between-group design, using multivariate analysis of variance. MAIN MEASURE(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairment in military and civilian populations. However, mild (and some moderate) TBI can be difficult to diagnose because the injuries are often not detectable on conventional MRI or CT. Injured brain tissues in TBI patients generate abnormal low-frequency magnetic activity (ALFMA, peaked at 1-4(More)
Prior to promoting the use of community health care advocates for home visits, it is necessary to evaluate their ability to safely screen for health problems. This study examined trained maternal-child health advocates (MCHAs) who, supervised by professional nurses, conducted maternal-child home visits consisting of health promotion and problem(More)
Demographic, clinical, and forensic data were gathered in an archival study of 82 female stalkers from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Female stalkers were predominantly single, heterosexual, educated individuals in their mid 30s who had pursued their victims for more than a year. Major mental disorder and personality disorder were suggested,(More)
PURPOSE Head and neck masses in children are common. Suspicious or persistent masses are referred to the otolaryngologist who is faced with the dilemma of deciding which ones require surgical excision. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in adults helps distinguish lesions requiring excision from those that do not. Few reports exist of its use in children (More)