George Legall

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While early studies of moral decision making highlighted the role of rational, conscious executive processes involving frontal lobe activation more recent work has suggested that emotions and gut reactions have a key part to play in moral reasoning. Given that stress can activate many of the same brain regions that are important for and connected to brain(More)
When the currently used larval surveillance system (visual inspection) for the dengue vector Aedes aegypti was compared with the surveillance for the presence of eggs by ovitrapping in Port of Spain, Trinidad, it was found that the latter (39.1%) was significantly more sensitive than the visual inspection system (10.1%). At the same time, the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe mortality trends and potential years of life lost (PYLL) due to leading causes of death in 21 Caribbean countries during 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000. METHODS Mortality data for 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000 were analyzed to identify regional mortality trends using crude, age-specific and age-adjusted death rates and potential years of life(More)
AIMS To determine the relationship between plasma adiponectin levels and obesity, inflammation, blood lipids and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics (T2DM) and non-diabetics in a patient population in Trinidad. METHODS A cohort study of a total of 126 type 2 diabetic (42 males and 84 females) and 140 (43 males and 97 females) non-diabetic public clinic(More)
BACKGROUND In Trinidad and Tobago, the law on the mandatory use of seat belts was passed in 1995, but this law is hardly enforced. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and predictors of seat belt use by motor vehicle drivers in the country. FINDINGS A cross-sectional study of 959 motor vehicle drivers using a self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the level of understanding of the issues of climate change (CC)/variability (CV) and public health by populations of St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to find whether respondents would be willing to incorporate these values into strategies for dengue fever (DF) prevention. DESIGN AND METHODS Using a cluster(More)
Breadfruit ( Artocarpus altilis , Moraceae) and Chataigne ( A. camansi ) for Food Security and Income Generation: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago In 2009, a survey was conducted among 83 breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) and chataigne (A. camansi) farmers in five regions of Trinidad and Tobago, where breadfruit consumption has been stigmatized traditionally,(More)
BACKGROUND Health care providers are often ill prepared to interact about or make acceptable conclusions on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) despite its widespread use. We explored the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of health care providers regarding CAM. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 1 and July 31, 2015(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship of biochemical parameters, BMI and blood pressure with age, gender and ethnicity of Trinidadian type 2-diabetic subjects. METHODS A retrospective case control study comprised of 1794 patient (740 males and 1054 females). RESULTS The correlation was found for lipid profile with age and gender in diabetic subjects.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative contribution of known high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes to the occurrence of cervical cancers in Trinidad. METHODS The distribution of HPV genotypes in cases of invasive cervical squamous cell carcinoma in Trinidad was investigated. This study was a follow-up to an investigation of HPV genotypes in 310(More)