David Shannon

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of a school garden on children's fruit and vegetable knowledge, preference, and consumption. DESIGN Self-report questionnaires, interview-style taste and rate items, lunchroom observations. SETTING An elementary school. PARTICIPANTS Second-grade students (n = 115). INTERVENTION Participants were assigned to one of 3(More)
Physicians' current and future expectations of and current experiences with pharmacists were studied. A three-part questionnaire was mailed to 2600 practicing physicians in California, including office-based practitioners, hospital-employed (nonhouse staff) physicians, and medical residents. A 5-point Likert scale was used to measure respondents' level of(More)
There is limited research available regarding a possible relationship between resting heart rate variability (HRV) and post-exercise heart rate recovery (HRR). The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between resting HRV and HRR after maximal exercise. Sixty-six college age men participated in this study. HRV was measured in a supine position(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine variability in overarm throwing velocity and spatial output error at various percentages of maximum to test the prediction of an inverted-U function as predicted by impulse-variability theory and a speed-accuracy trade-off as predicted by Fitts' Law Thirty subjects (16 skilled, 14 unskilled) were instructed to throw(More)
A group of country-bred riding horses at a riding establishment in south-west Uganda had shown debility and abscessation of superficial lymph nodes. Some deaths had occurred. An affected 7-year-old stallion was presented at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Kampala on 3 June 1994. He was in poor condition and tick infested, especially in the lower(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the extent of pharmacists' self-reported antidepressant counseling (SRAC) and to identify factors that may affect pharmacists' decisions to provide antidepressant counseling. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Alabama community pharmacies in 2011. PARTICIPANTS Full-time pharmacists from 600 community pharmacies. (More)
Background. Empathic communication skills are critical to providing high-quality nursing care to holistically understand the patient's perspective. A survey research design was used to address the research questions discussed in this study. Data consisted of responses from nursing students attending accredited programs in the southeastern United Sates using(More)
Case records were kept of 81 cattle suspected to be infected with East Coast fever. Microscopical confirmation was obtained in 66 animals and the fate of 65 of these was known. Forty-five cattle died or were slaughtered and 20 recovered. No significant difference in mortality was found in respect of age or grade. When the incidence of certain clinical signs(More)
The purpose of this survey study was to examine the relationship between senior baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of their nursing program effectiveness in teaching them to empathetically communicate with patients and family members and perceived competence in empathetic communication. Nursing program components and students' perceived competence(More)