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Although the literature on the psychological consequences of burns is fairly extensive, the evidence gathered by the charity 'Changing Faces' over the last 2 years suggests that the resources allocated to psychological rehabilitation are still far from adequate. This article draws on the personal experience of one of the authors who was in a car fire 24(More)
Facially disfigured people can experience significant psychological problems, commonly relating to difficulties in social interaction. The effect of social interaction skills workshops on the psychological well-being of 64 facially disfigured participants is described. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD), the Social(More)
The effects of the anticonvulsant, gabapentin, were investigated, in mice, on the withdrawal convulsive behaviour and anxiety-related behaviour that are produced by cessation of prolonged intake of ethanol. When given at 50 or 100 mg/kg, this compound decreased the rise in handling-induced hyperexcitability which occurs during the withdrawal period; the(More)
AIMS To investigate the association between long-term glycaemic control, measured by glycated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)), and time to first cardiovascular disease (CVD) event for people with Type 2 diabetes in New Zealand. METHODS A prospective cohort study including people with Type 2 diabetes but no previous CVD. The primary outcome measure was time to first(More)
Aims. In the field of stigma research, an area of interest is the coping strategies that mental health service users can use in response to discriminatory experiences. As a part of the evaluation of the Time to Change (TTC) anti-stigma programme , the Viewpoint telephone survey was run annually in order to assess service users' reported levels of(More)
Gross motor development, and the effect of age, sex and vestibular function on it, was examined in 39 24- to 83-mo.-old children with sensorineural hearing impairment. Repeated testing was completed on 18 children. Delayed gross motor development was evident regardless of age, but only children less than 5 years of age had developmental balance deficits on(More)
The cardiopulmonary performance levels in children who are convalescing from thermal injury are unknown. This investigation was designed to evaluate cardiopulmonary function in children with and without inhalation injury. Forty children with a mean time since burn injury of 2.6 +/- 1.9 years and a mean burn size of 44% +/- 22% total body surface area were(More)
AIMS To investigate the association between ethnicity and risk of first cardiovascular (CV) event for people with Type 2 diabetes in New Zealand. METHODS A prospective cohort study using routinely collected data from a national primary health care diabetes annual review programme linked to national hospital admission and mortality data. Ethnicity was(More)
BACKGROUND The oldest old (85+) are the fastest growing population segment in New Zealand. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death and is associated with various risk factors including risk of undernutrition. OBJECTIVES To determine if there is an association between CVD and nutrition risk in advanced age. SETTING Three North Island(More)
This study of 71 burn-injured adults was carried out to inform clinical psychological practice in a newly developed service for individuals affected by disfigurement. Self-completion questionnaires were administered to patients attending outpatient clinics and information was collated on a range of variables including time since injury, cause, location and(More)