Deborah B. Reed

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This population-based study reports the cumulative incidence of agricultural injuries during a 1-year period in a sample of 998 farmers aged 55 years and older living in Kentucky. A total of 98 farm-related injuries were reported among 88 older farmers for a crude injury rate of 9.03 injured farmers per 100 farmers (95% confidence interval (CI) =(More)
Part-time farmers who hold off-farm jobs may be at risk for injuries because of impaired performance resulting from inadequate sleep. For this study, 1004 part-time male Kentucky farmers completed a telephone interview for the 1994 to 1995 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project.(More)
PURPOSE To develop a model of patients' perception of quality patient-healthcare provider communication. METHODS/SAMPLE Fifteen patients with rheumatoid arthritis participated in in-depth, audiorecorded interviews. Following transcription verification, interviews were analyzed using constant comparative analysis to identify primary themes and develop a(More)
Thirty percent of America's 2.2 million farms are operated by individuals older than 65 years. This study examined how older farmers define health and determined whether demographic characteristics, farm work, and physical and mental health status predict health definition. Data were collected via telephone and mailed surveys during the baseline wave of(More)
Women continue to make significant contributions to farming. Not only do women participate in the traditional roles of homemaker, caregiver, and wife, they also work side-by-side with their spouses in keeping the farm viable. More daughters are entering the farming business, either as partners with other family members or as independent operators. Each year(More)
The authors' 15-year experience with migraine surgery has led them to believe that the most common reasons for incomplete response are failure to detect all of the trigger sites or, on rare occasions, inadequate surgery on the trigger sites. Thus, accurate identification of trigger sites is essential. The purpose of this article is to share the authors'(More)
BACKGROUND The authors compared the reduction of migraine headache frequency, days, severity, and duration after surgical decompression versus avulsion of the zygomaticotemporal branch of the trigeminal nerve for treatment of temporal migraine headache. METHODS Twenty patients with bilateral temporal migraine headache were randomized to undergo avulsion(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to determine whether botulinum toxin type A injections can serve as a prognosticator for migraine surgery success. METHODS Patients who underwent migraine surgery from 2000 to 2010 by the senior author (B.G.) were reviewed. Patients were included if they had botulinum toxin type A injection before surgery; had(More)
BACKGROUND The third occipital nerve is often encountered during the occipital migraine surgery, however its contribution to migraine headaches is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether removing the third occipital nerve plays any role in the clinical outcomes of occipital migraine surgery. METHODS A retrospective comparative review(More)
Over half of America's 1.9 million farms are operated by persons over age 55. Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation; the oldest age group in farming suffers disproportionately high mortality and morbidity rates. Results from this study indicate that farmers may have unique perspectives of health and the role that work plays in their(More)