Gill Davis

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Meat tenderness has been difficult to improve using standard genetic selection. Marker assisted selection holds great promise if markers for meat tenderness can be identified. Here, we report quantitative trait loci (QTL) for beef tenderness identified in 598 animals of three Charolais-Brahman x Belmont Red pedigrees after screening the whole genome using(More)
AIDS video education is a major mode of providing information about the spread and prevention of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Very little has been written about the need for culturally salient messages in increasing the acquisition and retention of HIV/AIDS prevention information, even though there is considerable agreement that limited(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates specific beliefs related to prevention of AIDS and HIV infection among African-American teenagers. METHODS This study administered valid and reliable measures of HIV/AIDS risk knowledge and prevention beliefs to 150 African-American teenagers. Demographic and psychosocial data were gathered. RESULTS Black teenagers(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a nurse-led, urologist-supported model of care for men managed by active surveillance or active monitoring (AS/AM) for localised prostate cancer and provide a formative evaluation of its acceptability to patients, clinicians and nurses. Nurse-led care, comprising an explicit nurse-led protocol with support from urologists, was(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the baseline patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) randomized trial comparing active monitoring, radical prostatectomy and external-beam conformal radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer and to compare results with other populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of(More)
Herpes genitalis is typically studied in patient panels identified at specialized sexually transmitted disease clinics or with information obtained from herpes self-help groups. This article reports the results of a descriptive pilot study of the prevalence of herpes genitalis in family practice. The feasibility of obtaining psychosexual information on(More)
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