Geogianna Fitzsimmons

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BACKGROUND The ketogenic diet has been widely and successfully used to treat children with drug-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS 145 children aged between 2 and 16 years who had at least daily seizures (or more than seven seizures per week),(More)
This study was designed as a replication of previous studies describing dynamic EEG differences between behaviorally dissimilar groups. This study is intended as a reference point from which other researchers can continue to establish the EEG correlates of "on-task" behavior. Eight Attention Deficit Disordered (ADD) children and eight Normally Achieving(More)
In New South Wales, health screening of school entrants provides the only mechanism for routine monitoring of immunisation uptake in children. School health nurses are in the best position to improve the compliance with immunisation at this age. We compared two interventions to be used by the nurses to increase immunisation uptake in school entrants who(More)
Many factors contribute to job satisfaction and commitment to a particular career choice. Developmental approaches and those involving the self concept as outlined by Super are applicable to occupational therapy. This article presents the results of a career pattern study in two groups of Alberta occupational therapists (N = 119). Using the Life Roles(More)
The research and clinical literature on biofeedback treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is devoid of normative or comparative electromyographic (EMG) studies examining muscle activity in either patient or normal samples. For the present study, resting EMG levels for each masseter and temporalis were obtained from three groups of subjects:(More)
The notion of a specific, measurable migraine personality type was empirically tested through the administration of the Jackson Personality Inventory (JPI) on 125 (103 female and 22 male) migraine subjects drawn from a biofeedback treatment/research project. A significant different (p less than 0.01) was identified between this group and the test norms on a(More)
From a career pattern study of two groups of Alberta occupational therapists (N = 119), five predominant patterns were identified. These are presented in the form of career profiles together with related literature. Recommendations for continuing education and implications for practice are discussed.
Four cohorts of 40 subjects each were randomly assigned to 1 of 10 treatment conditions utilizing EMG feedback, cognitive monitoring training, systematic desensitization, high expectancy discussion group, or waiting list controls either in isolation or in various combinations. A three-way ANOVA for repeated measures indicated that significant anxiety(More)
From a sample of 1400 occupational therapy respondents, the characteristics of two groups, those scoring high on the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (N = 280) and those scoring low (N = 280) on this measure of job satisfaction, are compared on age, position, educational levels and the value and salience scales of the Life Roles Inventory. The(More)
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