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BACKGROUND Despite demonstrated prevalence of psychosocial problems among hepatitis C (HCV) patients, little is known about how these problems develop, why they are sustained, and how clinical providers can effectively intervene. OBJECTIVE The authors used a qualitative approach to investigate the nature of psychosocial issues in HCV. METHOD Focus(More)
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 danis@watson.ibm. com Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), a disorder that curtails repetitive movements such as typing and poses a potentially career-ending problem for people who write for a living, motivated our development of the StoryWriter editor. This editor accepts speech and keyboard input for text creation and six types of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and estimate the effect of psychosocial interventions on improving the quality of life (QoL) of adult cancer caregivers. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials among adult cancer caregivers published from 1947 to 2011. Rigorous inclusion criteria included randomization of caregivers, use of control(More)
BACKGROUND A challenge in intensive obesity treatment is making care scalable. Little is known about whether the outcome of physician-directed weight loss treatment can be improved by adding mobile technology. METHODS We conducted a 2-arm, 12-month study (October 1, 2007, through September 31, 2010). Seventy adults (body mass index >25 and ≤40 [calculated(More)
This paper describes the current status of the IBM Trainable Speech Synthesis System. The system is a state-of-the-art, trainable, unit-selection based concatenative speech synthesiser. The system uses hidden Markov models (HMMs) to provide a phonetic transcription and HMM state alignment of a database of single-speaker continuous-speech training data. The(More)
AIM The aim of this research is to examine perceptions of those with comorbid chronic pain and obesity regarding their experience of comorbidity management in primary care settings. BACKGROUND Chronic pain and obesity are common comorbidities frequently managed in primary care settings. Evidence suggests individuals with this comorbidity may be at risk(More)
BACKGROUND Obese adults struggle to make the changes necessary to achieve even modest weight loss, though a decrease in weight by as little as 10% can have significant health benefits. Failure to meet weight loss goals may in part be associated with barriers to obesity treatment. Wide-spread dissemination of evidence-based obesity treatment faces multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health needs of patients with HCV are increasingly being addressed in medical contexts. OBJECTIVE The authors review the psychosocial issues relevant to patients with hepatitis C and provide mental health treatment recommendations. FINDINGS Patients with HCV are faced with a number of challenges, including adjustment to a chronic(More)