Fiona Taylor

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of teaching general practitioners skills in brief cognitive behaviour therapy. DESIGN Parallel group, cluster randomised, controlled trial of an educational package on cognitive behaviour therapy. SETTING General practices in north London. PARTICIPANTS 84 general practitioner principals and 272 patients attending(More)
This study was undertaken to compare prospectively the frequency, nature, and severity of infections experienced by children in three types of child care arrangements: home care, group care (two to six children), and day care (seven or more children). Children were enrolled at birth and observed for 12 to 18 months. At entry there were 159 children in home(More)
To further define the clinical, pathologic, and biochemical features of hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome, we studied 25 affected children (aged 3 months to 14 years) admitted to a single center between 1982 and 1985. A prodromal illness comprising vomiting, diarrhea, listlessness, and fever was present in 84% of the cases. Acute onset of shock,(More)
two different regions. Therefore our results may not apply throughout the United Kingdom, but it does seem that most doctors have no idea as to the amount of radiation received by patients undergoing commonly requested investigations, despite them all having undertaken the radiation protection course. This lack of awareness of the degree of exposure to(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and has high personal and health costs. Although a wide range of psychological therapies have been used in the treatment of PTSD there are no systematic reviews of these therapies in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES To examine(More)
Depression is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer and patients who are depressed may also have physical symptoms which are difficult to palliate and which improve as their depression is appropriately treated. This study was carried out to determine if there was an association between depression and physical symptoms in patients with advanced(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in men with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the proportion of disease due to serotype b. DESIGN Population-based, active surveillance. SETTING San Francisco (Calif) Department of Health. PARTICIPANTS All men(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and has high personal and health costs. Although a wide range of psychological therapies have been used in the treatment of PTSD there are no systematic reviews of these therapies in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES To examine(More)
BACKGROUND Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma are at high risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other negative emotional, behavioural and mental health outcomes, all of which are associated with high personal and health costs. A wide range of psychological treatments are used to prevent negative outcomes associated(More)