Erica Howard

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether a nursing intensity system could be used as a valid and reliable measure of patient function (ability to perform activities of daily living). Eighty seven patients on the medical service were randomly selected for inclusion in the study. Functional status assessment was obtained by the Katz Index and(More)
BACKGROUND Stress and vulnerability likely interact to play a major role in psychosis. While much has been written about the neural diathesis-stress model in psychosis and its clinical risk states, little is known about HPA axis biomarkers in non-help-seeking individuals at familial high risk (FHR). We sought to prospectively measure pituitary volume (PV)(More)
The fear and stigma associated with postpartum depression (PPD) is a major challenge in the treatment of this disease. Our goal is to develop innovative methods of screening women for the symptoms of PPD to facilitate referral and treatment. This study explores the efficacy of the Internet in reaching out to postpartum women in the convenience and privacy(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the variables, available at the time of hospital admission, that are associated with length of hospitalization. A second objective was to explore the extent to which patient functional status, an area of great concern to nursing, explains length of hospitalization. Severity of illness and functional status emerged(More)
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