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Approximately 20% of adolescents have experienced violence from a dating partner. The Safe Dates Project tests the effects of a program on the primary and secondary prevention of dating violence among adolescents living in a rural North Carolina county. The program being evaluated aims to prevent dating violence by changing dating violence norms, gender(More)
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the effects of the Safe Dates program on the primary and secondary prevention of adolescent dating violence. METHODS Fourteen schools were randomly allocated to treatment conditions. Eighty percent (n=1886) of the eighth and ninth graders in a rural county completed baseline questionnaires, and 1700 (90%) completed follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVES An earlier report described desirable 1-month follow-up effects of the Safe Dates program on psychological, physical, and sexual dating violence. Mediators of the program-behavior relationship also were identified. The present report describes the 1-year follow-up effects of the Safe Dates program. METHODS Fourteen schools were in the(More)
The Safe Dates Project is a randomized trial for evaluating a school-based adolescent dating violence prevention program. Five waves of data were used to examine the effects of Safe Dates over time including primary and secondary prevention effects, moderators, and mediators of program effects. Using random coefficients models, with multiple imputation of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study determined 4-year postintervention effects of Safe Dates on dating violence, booster effects, and moderators of the program effects. METHODS We gathered baseline data in 10 schools that were randomly allocated to a treatment condition. We collected follow-up data 1 month after the program and then yearly thereafter for 4 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE Rural residents may experience more arthritis and disability than urban dwellers. This paper reviews data on arthritis in rural areas and describes a new study, the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a population-based study of osteoarthritis [OA] of the knee and hip in rural North Carolina. METHODS Published reports of urban and rural(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the roles of sociodemographic factors (age, race, gender, education, marital status), obesity, and severity of radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) and knee pain on self-reported functional status. METHODS The sample included 1,272 African-American and Caucasian individuals, aged 45 years or older, from the Johnston County(More)
Although multiple decision support systems have been built for physicians, efficient delivery of valid and complete medical knowledge remains an elusive goal. In this paper we describe a new project, the Stanford Health Information Network for Education (SHINE). SHINE unifies core medical resources in an intuitive interface to support clinical decision(More)
It was late and you were exhausted. You ran a call that didn't go the way you would have liked. Errors occurred. What actions do you take when your partner is making mistakes? When do you step in? Do you step in? What if there's more to the errors than you realize? This article provides guidelines for EMS personnel to consider when dealing with a scenario(More)