Deborah M. Freund

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In this study, 107 primary total joint replacement (TJR) patients were assessed preoperatively using the SF-36 (Mental Component Score [MCS] and Physical Component Score [PCS]), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory, Interpersonal Support Evaluation List, and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Patients with preoperative MCS(More)
Ecological approaches to community assembly have emphasized the interplay between neutral processes, niche-based environmental filtering and niche-based species sorting in an interactive milieu. Recently, progress has been made in terms of aligning our vocabulary with conceptual advances, assessing how trait-based community functional parameters differ from(More)
Operator loss-of-alertness (LOA; also termed “fatigue” or “drowsiness”) is an important cross-modal transportation safety concern. All administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have active research and countermeasure development programs relating to the LOA problem. This paper examines the role of LOA in transportation safety, and the(More)
An incidental observation of the fly Philornis downsi parasitizing a Galapagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) nest has revealed new insights into the searching behavior and biology of this invasive fly parasite and its interactions with endemic landbirds in the Galapagos Islands. Observations suggest that P. downsi relies on olfactory cues, or(More)
—The Vegetarian Finch, Platyspiza crassirostris ! is a relatively unstudied Darwin’s finch that appears to be in decline in the Galápagos Islands. We monitored 11 nests of Vegetarian Finches during 2013 and 2014 on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, and found that 10 of these were infested with an invasive parasitic fly, Philornis downsi. This is the first(More)
This article evaluates Arizona's alternative to the acute portion of Medicaid, the Arizona Health Care Cost-Containment System (AHCCCS), during its first 18 months of operation from October 1982 through March 1984. It focuses on the program's implementation and describes and evaluates the program's innovative features. The features of the program outlined(More)
Engineering education is facing difficult times attracting women, African-Americans, and Hispanics in academia in the United States. The problem worsens in graduate education as the statistics for women and minority faculty at engineering graduate schools across the country are depressingly low. As the quest for knowledge increases, we must provide PhD(More)
A brake system deficiency is the most common reason for a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to be cited for a regulatory violation and to be taken out-ofservice during a roadside inspection. As part of a major safety technology project intended to assess the state of the practice and potential contributions of advanced sensor systems, the Federal Motor Carrier(More)
This article evaluates Arizona's alternative to the acute portion of Medicaid, the Arizona Health Care Cost-Containment System (AHCCCS), during its first 18 months of operation from October 1982 through March 1984. It focuses on the program's implementation and describes and ·evaluates the program's innovative features. The features of the program outlined(More)