Elizabeth Mcintosh

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To investigate why family planning (FP) services in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal are underused, a study was initiated under the auspices of the Nepal Family Planning/Maternal--Child Health Project. The study was intended to provide a user perspective, by examining interactions between FP clinic staff and their clientele. "Simulated" clients were sent to 16(More)
Maintenance of glucose uptake is a key component in the response of hematopoietic cells to survival factors. To investigate the mechanism of this response we employed the interleukin-3 (IL-3)-dependent murine mast cell line IC2.9. In these cells, hexose uptake decreased markedly upon withdrawal of IL-3, whereas its readdition led to rapid (t(1/2)(More)
Regulatory focus theory (RFT; Higgins, 1997) may help to address the issue of motivation in cigarette smoking cessation. RFT suggests that individuals may be motivated to approach desired end-states (e.g., improved lung capacity) and/or avoid undesired end-states (e.g., illness). These motivations are referred to as promotion focus, in which people attempt(More)
The inhibitory activity of cyanoketone (CNK; 2alpha-cyano-4,4,17alpha-trimethyl-17beta-hydroxy-5-androsten-3-one), was investigated for enzymes of the respiratory chain and cholesterol side chain cleavage (CSCC). In bovine corpus luteum mitochondria incubated with [26-14C]cholesterol, 500 micron CNK caused 90% inhibition of pregnenolone synthesis.(More)
The records of 8056 Nepalese males and 9291 females sterilized from 1979-1983 were analyzed. Compared with data from previous studies (1970-1976), significant decreases occurred in the average age of female acceptors (30.6 vs. 33.1, P less than 0.01) and wives of male acceptors (28.4 vs. 31.7, P less than 0.01). Also, the average number of living children(More)
The regulation of nutrient transport by both cytokines and oncogenes has been linked to haemopoietic cell survival. In this study, we found that activation of Bcr--Abl protein tyrosine kinase was associated with the stimulation of glucose transport in the multipotent haemopoietic cell line FDCP-mix, a cell model for chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukaemia(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of blind rehabilitation training on self-reported mobility function in visually impaired adults. Mobility function was assessed with a questionnaire administered before and 2 months after subjects completed a comprehensive blind rehabilitation program that included orientation and mobility training.(More)