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Does the impact of stigma on the self differ by illness type? This study focuses on a comparison of the effects of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and cancer on self-esteem, body image, and personal control. We test the hypothesis that individuals' perceptions of stigma account for significant differences in the impact of an illness on the self. We(More)
This study examined relationships between timing of gay-related developmental milestones, early abuse, and emergence of poor health outcomes in adulthood among 1,383 gay/bisexual men in the Urban Men’s Health Study. Latent Profile Analysis grouped participants as developing early, middle or late based on the achievement of four phenomena including age of(More)
Modified labeling theorists have long argued that the stigma of mental illness has important consequences for the lives of people with mental illness. We propose that social rejection is an enduring force in the lives of people with mental illness and that these experiences are central to understanding the poor self-concepts described by many former(More)
OBJECTIVES This study uses the recently developed Network-Episode Model (NEM) to examine the nature and correlates of utilization among Puerto Ricans reporting mental health problems. The NEM highlights two issues: (1) examining the patterns or combinations of lay and formal use that individuals employ and (2) reformulating how the availability and content(More)
INTRODUCTION During the past 3 decades, the number of patients with serious mental health problems seeking care in general hospital emergency departments has increased exponentially, with special clinical challenges. This study examines the effect of organizational climate--the subjective perceptions of staff regarding the work environment--on ED staff(More)
OBJECTIVE Limited research has focused on sexuality for those diagnosed with a severe mental illness. We aimed to extend existing work by exploring relationships between mastery (perception of control of one's life and future), sexual self-esteem (perceptions of one's capacity to engage in healthy sexual behavior), sexual attitudes (permissive ideas about(More)
The inhibition of growth of Streptococcus anginosus (milleri) by three calcium hydroxide sealers--calciobiotic root canal sealer (Hygienic Corporation, Akron, OH), Sealapex (Kerr Division, Sybron Corporation, Romulus, MI), and Apexit (Vivadent, USA, Amherst, NY)--was compared with a zinc oxide-eugenol sealer: Roth (Roth International, Chicago, IL). Sixteen(More)
HIV infection among people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a growing concern, and interventions have been designed to address HIV prevention among these individuals. However, little is known about the preparedness of mental health providers to support these interventions. This study concentrated on mental health case management as a locus for(More)
In this study 16 patients with severe spastic cerebral palsy with an age range between 6 months and 16 years were examined using videofluoroscopy and a modified barium meal. All patients were slow, inefficient eaters. Silent aspiration was demonstrated in five cases. The latter five patients demonstrated a delayed swallow reflex but there was little(More)
Junction-mediated communication can be measured in fibroblast cultures by determining the ability of mixed cultures of cells sensitive and resistant to ouabain to concentrate K+ in the presence of ouabain. We now report the extension of this assay procedure to cultured epithelial cells. Hamster kidney (HaK) cells maintain their ability to concentrate K+ in(More)