H.-E. Dechant

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of childhood physical or sexual abuse in women seen in primary care practices; to identify physical and psychologic problems associated with that abuse; and to compare the effects of childhood physical vs sexual abuse and childhood vs adult abuse. DESIGN Cross-sectional, self-administered, anonymous survey. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of domestic violence among female patients and to identify clinical characteristics that are associated with current domestic violence. DESIGN Cross-sectional, self-administered, anonymous survey. SETTING 4 community-based, primary care internal medicine practices. PATIENTS 1952 female patients of varied age and(More)
Wandering spiders like Cupiennius salei are densely covered by tactile hairs. In darkness Cupiennius uses its front legs as tactile feelers. We selected easily identifiable hairs on the tarsus and metatarsus which are stimulated during this behavior to study tactile hair properties. Both the mechanical and electrophysiological hair properties are largely(More)
Striving towards an in depth understanding of stimulus transformation in arthropod tactile hairs, we studied the mechanical events associated with tactile stimulation. A finite element model was developed taking a tarsal tactile hair of the spider Cupiennius salei as an example. Considering hair diameter, wall thickness, and curvature, the hair is(More)
Telemedicine promises greater access to health care of higher quality, potentially at lower cost. The diverse applications of telemedicine technology developed to date have not been evaluated systematically in terms of their ability to achieve these goals. Furthermore, the great variety in telemedicine applications and the far-reaching consequences of new(More)
This study was based on findings from a national survey of physicians that was conducted from 1975 to 1977. The data concern face-to-face encounters with children in the ambulatory care setting. Over one half of the practices of pediatricians consisted of infants and preschoolers, whereas well over 50 percent of the child patients of other types of(More)
We profiled pediatric practice in the United States through a second-order analysis of data gathered in 1977 from 429 practicing pediatricians. Age, sex, board certification status, practice arrangement, and practice location of pediatricians in the United States were evaluated, as well as their patterns of practice. The number of and reasons for visits(More)
Central to the development of a competitive market for managed care products is the ability to measure the quality of care provided by individual managed care organizations (MCOs). Several types of quality measures could be considered for this purpose: patient and provider satisfaction, a listing of specific services provided to patients, or clinical(More)