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As part of an institution-wide program to enhance the education of physicians in diagnosing and treating alcohol dependence and abuse, a comprehensive survey was conducted in which all new admissions to the adult inpatient services of The Johns Hopkins Hospital were screened for alcoholism. The prevalence of screen-positive alcoholism, by department, was as(More)
The National Institutes of Health and other federal health agencies are considering establishing a national biobank to study the roles of genes and environment in human health. A preliminary public engagement study was conducted to assess public attitudes and concerns about the proposed biobank, including the expectations for return of individual research(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE To learn what information oocyte donors were given and wanted to have about the use of their oocytes and the outcome of the donation. DESIGN In-depth interviews. SETTING Participants recruited through IVF clinics, matching agency, the Internet, word of mouth, and newspaper ads. PARTICIPANT(S) Thirty-three former oocyte donors and(More)
We report the results of a randomized trial to assess the impact of an innovative ethics curriculum on the knowledge and confidence of 85 medical house officers in a university hospital programme, as well as their responses to a simulated clinical case. Twenty-five per cent of the house officers received a lecture series (Limited Intervention or LI), 25 per(More)
The National Institutes of Health and other federal health agencies are considering establishing a national biobank to study the roles of genes and environment in health. We assessed the public's attitudes toward the proposed biobank, including preferences for providing informed consent. Sixteen focus groups were conducted, and themes arising from the focus(More)
PURPOSE To explore specific patient care experiences that genetics professionals associate with distress and the emotions engendered by those experiences. METHODS We conducted semistructured telephone interviews with clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and genetic nurses that focused on a single distressing experience. RESULTS Fourteen clinical(More)
PURPOSE To determine the nature, sources, prevalence, and consequences of distress and burnout among genetics professionals. METHODS Mailed survey of randomly selected clinical geneticists (MDs), genetic counselors, and genetic nurses. RESULTS Two hundred and fourteen providers completed the survey (55% response rate). Eight discrete sources of distress(More)
OBJECTIVES This study assessed efforts to increase response rates to a mailed physician survey and examined whether, as a result, nonresponse bias was reduced. METHODS Randomly selected physicians and geneticists were mailed a questionnaire concerning genetics knowledge and attitudes. In the final but not the pilot survey, a $25 incentive and intensive(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and acceptability of an open-label conditioned placebo dose reduction (CPDR) treatment in 70 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This paper focuses on the qualitative data from the study. METHODS Following a double-blind, crossover dose finding procedure to(More)