Dale Stephens

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This paper presents a comprehensive review of research linking single-parent family structure to parenting processes, maternal well-being, and child developmental outcomes among African Americans. The approaches used to study these families, related methodological and conceptual concerns, and the factors linked to maternal well-being, effective parenting(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of 4 months of 2 family-oriented treatments, family therapy and family psychoeducation, on female adolescents with newly diagnosed restrictive eating disorders. METHOD Twenty-five female adolescents requiring hospitalization were randomized into either family therapy or family group psychoeducation. Outcome measures(More)
This study was designed to extend previous research on aggressive tendencies and moral atmosphere in two ways: (a) to include participants of two skill levels in a summer youth basketball skill camp and (b) to examine the influence of the coach on participants' aggressive tendencies. The participants were 136 youth from either a beginning (n = 89) or an(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare gender-related psychopathology and psychiatric diagnoses in male and female adolescents referred to an adolescent eating disorder program. METHOD All adolescents presenting at the Eating Disorder Program at our hospital completed the semistructured Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents-Revised (DICA-R) and self-report(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to demonstrate the clinical use of a patient-based voucher system for brief hospitalisation. CLINICAL PICTURE A 31-year-old male, chronically disabled, with schizophrenia, polysubstance, and borderline personality disorders presented concerns for the treating team. TREATMENT Management was community based except for a(More)
This study examined the relationship between adolescents' goal orientation in sport and their ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) during a graded exercise test. Subjects (N = 114; 56 boys) were randomly selected adolescents (ages 11 to 15 years) who were part of a 5-year longitudinal study of cardiac growth. RPE was measured during each of three submaximal(More)
Law enforcement is not a task usually undertaken by military forces, at least within domestic legal contexts. Conversely, maintaining or restoring security within dysfunctional or 'post-conflict' areas of operation is a role commonly undertaken by them. Within these latter operations, the skill sets and highly calibrated application of force that are(More)
Physicians and family members were compared on the roles played in surrogate decision-making and their views as to how choices should be made by surrogate decision-makers. Thirty-six family members of patients with Alzheimer's disease, 35 family members of patients with schizophrenia, and 34 physicians from a diversity of specialties were the respondents.(More)
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