Cynthia J Evans

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Shorter postpartum hospital stays have increased the need for postpartum home care. Health-care reform in the United States must include postpartum follow-up care as a basic maternity benefit. This article explores the variety of options for postpartum home care, including telephone calls, home visits, information lines, lactation consultations,(More)
To determine whether infant formula samples affect breastfeeding practice, 95 breastfeeding mothers were randomly assigned to receive or not receive formula samples on discharge from a postpartum unit. Unaware of the specific nature of the study, these mothers were interviewed by telephone six to seven weeks postpartum by an investigator blind to the(More)
Simultaneous determination of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATSs), such as methamphetamine (MA), amphetamine (AP), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), and p-methoxymethamphetamine (PMMA), has been made for hair of 32 female abusers from different ethnic backgrounds. One milligram of abuser's hair spiked with(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' treatment goals for overactive bladder (OAB) and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may not be aligned with their healthcare provider's goals. Successful management of OAB symptoms is improved by individualised treatment plans with attainable treatment goals. Goal attainment setting may facilitate patient-provider interaction and(More)
Over the years, nurses have identified the need for home follow-up of postpartum families after discharge from the hospital. In the current health-care environment, the need for follow-up care is greater than ever. This article reviews the rationale for a follow-up program and describes a model, in existence since 1987, that makes postpartum follow-up an(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated a state psychiatric hospital's algorithm for prescribing antipsychotic drugs for inpatients with schizophrenia to determine whether its emphasis on cost efficiency is compatible with quality of care. METHODS Outcomes were compared for patients who received medication that was algorithm adherent or nonadherent. Risperidone(More)
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