Elizabeth A Giese

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Thousands of young athletes receive preparticipation evaluations each year in the United States. One objective of these evaluations is to detect underlying cardiovascular abnormalities that may predispose an athlete to sudden death. The leading cardiovascular causes of sudden death in young athletes include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital coronary(More)
This study discusses the findings from a survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and clinical practice regarding cancer prevention and early detection of 101 nurse practitioners (NPs) working in the 87 county public health departments in North Carolina. Results show that nurse practitioners provide breast and cervical cancer screening services for most women(More)
INTRODUCTION Public health nurses (PHNs) often serve as primary care providers, yet few studies have examined their practice patterns in the early detection of breast and cervical cancer. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of all PHNs (N = 1,894) employed by the county health departments of North Carolina in July 1993 to describe the predictors(More)
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