Debbie Chalmers

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This article reports the prevalence of violence and co-victimization among African-American youth in Chicago. Results of a violence screening survey were compiled on 1035 school children, aged 10 to 19 years. Police crime statistics are compared to illustrate the magnitude of the problem of youth and violence. Results indicate that 75% of the participating(More)
BACKGROUND Reliable diagnostic criteria for eczema are important for epidemiological comparisons. Although the U.K. diagnostic criteria for atopic eczema have performed well in an English language setting, limited data are available from other countries where cultural and linguistic factors may affect their validity. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the(More)
PURPOSE In pediatric oncology, Wilms' tumor and advanced neuroblastoma represent opposite ends of the spectra of survival probability and therapeutic intensity. Consequently, it was envisaged that survivors of Wilms' tumor would enjoy better health status and health-related quality of life (HRQL) than survivors of advanced neuroblastoma. PATIENTS AND(More)
Recent reports indicate that violence toward others is a major public health problem in the black community; however, there are very few empirical studies that delineate the severity of the problem. In an effort to add to the meager data on violence in the black community, the authors compiled the results of a victimization screening form obtained from a(More)
Rosacea is a common facial dermatitis that currently affects an estimated 13 million Americans. It is a chronic and progressive cutaneous vascular disorder, primarily involving the malar and nasal areas of the face. Rosacea is characterized by flushing, erythema, papules, pustules, telanglectasia, facial edema, ocular lesions, and, in its most advanced and(More)
Substance abuse profiles were compared among alcoholics, problem smokers, and overeaters. Fifteen scales were investigated under the rubrics of Motivation, Style (Craving, Loss of Control, and Drug Use) and Effects (Beneficial and Harmful). While all three samples were similar on the Motivation scales, Smokers differed substantially from Alcoholics and(More)