Elaine B. Kent

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PURPOSE The authors present an analysis of the literature and findings from a qualitative research study as a framework for discussion of potential strategies to increase utilization of breast and cervical cancer screening among older women. The qualitative findings are one component of a comprehensive two-part study investigating why providers miss the(More)
PURPOSE Lack of physician recommendation is a major predictor of underutilization of breast and cervical cancer screening. The authors conducted a comprehensive two-part study of Florida primary care providers to determine which providers were not screening their older patients and why. This article reports on the study's quantitative survey component. (More)
The key to a successful social marketing approach to health care is continually listening to consumers' feedback and being willing to change the health product or service according to their needs and preferences. This approach can increase the likelihood of consumers being satisfied with, and continuing to utilize or provide the particular health service.
The purpose of this study was to assess postpartum patients' knowledge, risk perceptions, and behaviors pertaining to a variety of childhood injuries. Although the respondents did demonstrate some knowledge of injury prevention strategies, deficits were noted in the areas of burns, motor vehicle injuries, drownings, and falls, as well as in the concept that(More)
The authors obtained data from 700 households in Hillsborough County, FL, in a telephone random survey to determine risk factors for incidents of drowning and near-drowning among children in the county. The survey was conducted from August through December 1991. A combination of forced-choice and open-ended questions was used to assess adults'(More)
A sessile predator, the ciliated protozoanTokophrya lemnarum, produces a motile embryo. The embryo attaches to a substrate and secretes a stalk at metamorphosis. Production of the offspring is closely synchronized with the feeding schedule, so that fecundity per individual varies directly with the food level. Some embryos produced by an adult do not attach(More)
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