Elaine Duncan

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BACKGROUND The long-term clinical outcome for children affected by hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC-HUS) is well documented, but the parental experience is not. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the effects of the critical-care hospitalization for this condition on well-being of patients' families.(More)
BACKGROUND Psychosocial variables such as major stressful life events/daily stressful events have been associated with health care utilization. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to examine the effects of a guided disclosure protocol (GDP) of past traumas on symptoms and clinic visits among frequent clinic attenders. METHODS Forty-one frequent clinic attenders (> or(More)
This study examines whether structured writing about receiving a diagnosis and treatment for pediatric cancer reduces distress among highly distressed parents of children with cancer (PCWC). Eight PCWC completed measures of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms at two baselines, and again after writing, with 1-month gaps between(More)
Injured students-athletes took part in a randomized controlled trial to test whether written disclosure could reduce psychological distress and improve injury mobility. Writing took place alongside prescribed physical rehabilitation and consisted of three 20minute writing sessions, once a week for three consecutive weeks. Participants in the experimental(More)
Melissa Alderfer Glen Ally Elizabeth Altmaier Erin Andrews June Andrews Horowitz Rachel Annunziato Kelly Anthony Adam Arechiga Glenn Ashkanazi Heather Austin Andrea Auxier Marni Axelrad Kay Barrett Abbie Beacham Annemerle Beerthuizen Kristoffer Berlin Kristin Bingen Margaret Booth-Jones Robert Bornstein T.K. Bouman Özlem Bozo Cheryl Brosig Pim Brouwers(More)
The Previous Day Physical Activity Recall (PDPAR) self-report questionnaire asks children to categories their time in 30 min blocks under activity codes and activity intensity (ActInt). Text and visual descriptors of ActInt are used which include posture and stepping intensity. This study aimed to objectively examine postures and stepping activity(More)
PURPOSE Seasonality studies in adolescent's physical activity (PA) tend to report total PA (e.g. steps/day) rather than more specific detail such as steps/hour. This study compared the detailed changes in PA between seasons. METHODS Thirty three adolescents (baseline age 12.2 ± 0.3y) wore the activPAL activity monitor for 8 days on two occasions. (More)
Evidence suggests that behaviours such as standing are beneficial for our health. Unfortunately, little is known of the prevalence of this state, its importance in relation to time spent stepping or variation across seasons. The aim of this study was to quantify, in young adolescents, the prevalence and seasonal changes in time spent upright and not(More)
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