Cynthia D. Connelly

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This study examines risk factors for substance involvement for youths involved with the child welfare (CW) system. In addition to common risk factors examined in general population studies; this research examines risk factors unique to youths in the CW system, including age at entry into CW and number of out-of-home placements. Participants included 214(More)
The psychometric properties of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) are examined for English-speaking (n = 211) and Spanish-speaking (n = 194) Latino women. Internal consistency of total scale scores is satisfactory (Cronbach's alpha of .70 to .84). However, subscale alphas range from .46 to .80. Confirmatory factor analyses support five factors of(More)
The ability of Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-NH2 (FMRFamide) or [D-Met2]-FMRFamide to produce antinociception in mice, or to block morphine-induced antinociception, was examined using the tail-flick and tail-immersion (55 degrees C) tests. [D-Met2]-FMRFamide dose-dependently produced antinociception following intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration with ED50(More)
PROBLEM Effective prevention requires understanding vulnerable populations, early signs of health risks, and the impact of social contexts. We tested a model of co-occurring mental health risks among at-risk youth experiencing school difficulties. METHODS We analyzed data from a random sample of 336 at-risk youth, grades 9-12, who completed a(More)
The present study utilized an in vivo antisense strategy to examine the functional interaction of supraspinal mu-opioid receptors with the G protein subunits Gi1 alpha, Gi2 alpha, Gi3 alpha and Gs alpha. Mice were injected intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) with 33-base phosphorothioate oligodeoxyribonucleotides (12.5 micrograms) or with vehicle in equal(More)
This study surveyed Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) on their frequency of call-shift fatigue, fatigue symptoms, medical errors associated with fatigue, and use of fatigue countermeasures and avoidance strategies. A secondary aim was to identify predictors of call-shift fatigue.(More)
Considerable data support the hypothesis that mammalian FMRFamide (Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-NH2) or mammalian FMRFamide-related peptides (FaRPs) function as endogenous antiopiates (for review see Raffa, 1988). We report here that central administration (i.c.v.) of a FaRP with D-amino acid substitution in the second position, i.e. [D-Met2]-FMRFamide (DMFa), produces(More)
An in vivo antisense strategy was used to examine the involvement of G-protein subunits in supraspinal (intracerebroventricular; i.c.v.) alpha2-adrenoceptor-mediated antinociception. Mice that were injected with 33-mer antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotides (6 nmol) or vehicle were tested (tail-flick) with an agonist (clonidine, guanfacine or BH-T 920)(More)
This qualitative project used structured interviews with nine parents to examine perceptions of the electronic health record (EHR) and associated patient portal in the treatment of their child's autism spectrum disorder. Thematic analysis identified six complementary themes including: Familiarity and exposure to the EHR, changing experience of care(More)
The prevailing view is that supraspinal mu opioid-mediated antinociception in mice is mediated via the mu 1 subtype. The purpose of the present study was to determine if the highly mu-selective compound etonitazene could produce supraspinal (intracerebroventricular; i.c.v.) antinociception in CXBK mice, which are deficient in brain mu1, but not mu2, opioid(More)