Douglas Alexander Pritchard

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To study the clinical and cost outcomes of providing nutritional counselling to patients with one or more of the following conditions: overweight, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. DESIGN The study was designed as a random controlled trial. Consecutive patients were screened opportunistically for one or more of the above conditions and(More)
This article investigates the adequacy of the Heaton-Grant-Matthews norms in correcting age and education effects in the Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Battery. Two hundred and ninety neurological and 346 psychiatric patients were administered the Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Battery. Raw scores were converted to standard scores using the(More)
This study examined the effect of three interventions for encouraging women to have a Pap smear in a general practice: tagging the medical record to remind the doctor to offer a Pap smear, sending an invitation to make an appointment for a Pap smear, and sending an invitation with an appointment to attend for a Pap smear at a special screening clinic(More)
A cost-effectiveness study of three different interventions to promote the uptake of screening for cervical cancer in general practice was carried out in Perth in 1991. Women eligible for a Pap smear were randomly allocated to one of four groups: one receiving letters with specific appointments to attend a screening clinic staffed by female doctors, one(More)
In the present work the effect of two task variables on transfer were studied: shape of the track-circular or triangular; and target speed-constant or variable. One or both of these variables was changed on transfer. Experimental conditions were (a) 10 preshift and 10 post-shift trials, and (b) 20 single-trial alternations of two tasks. 22 groups of 12 Ss(More)
The impact on attendance of the distance to general practice surgeries, and the attributes offered by those surgeries, was investigated. One thousand and forty four subjects, selected at random from the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia, responded to a household interview survey concerning which attributes of general practice (GP) surgeries they(More)
The efficacy and tolerability of metoprolol (100 mg once a day) were assessed in general practice in 6713 newly-diagnosed or previously-treated hypertensive patients in an open study of eight weeks' duration. In 3534 mildly-hypertensive patients who were eligible for the efficacy analysis, the mean blood pressure level was reduced by 19/10 mmHg; 68% of the(More)
Modal Profile Analysis was used to cluster subjects on the clinical scales of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery, Form I (LNNB). The analysis produced 22 modal profile types, of which seven were replicated in multiple samples of subjects with single criterion diagnoses. Subjects who had been assigned to modal types according to their correlations(More)
The relationships among Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised profiles (WAIS-R), Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB) profiles and Halstead Retian Neuropsychological Battery (HRNB) profiles were examined in two samples of patients referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Canonical correlation analysis suggested that the average level of(More)