Haikang Shen

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The authors tabulated statewide administrative data for all types of restraining orders. On June 6, 2003, there were 227,941 active restraining orders against adults in California; most were for domestic violence. Rates of restraining orders (i.e., restrained persons) were highest for men, African Americans, and 25- to 34-year-olds. In 72.2% of the orders,(More)
BACKGROUND Among all high school sports, football has the highest rate of injury. Prior research has been limited primarily because of challenges in surveillance, defining injuries, and measuring exposures. HYPOTHESIS Football injury patterns differ across player and session characteristics. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS More(More)
This study examined the independent and interactive associations between cocaine use and antipsychotic medication adherence in predicting 12 month criminal recidivism among a sample of mentally ill parolees (N = 200). Consistent with prior research, cocaine use (based on hair assays) was associated with more than a threefold increase (relative to(More)
This study examined the level and the relationship between emotional distress reported by parents living with AIDS (PLAs) and the emotional distress of their adolescent children. Levels of depression and anxiety were assessed among 268 PLAs and 403 of their adolescent children. Compared to normative clinical samples, emotional distress was significantly(More)
Using a prospective, dual-cohort study design in which selected preinjury factors were controlled, we present outcomes of 235 patients in a case cohort and 235 patients in a comparison cohort following emergency-department-diagnosed mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Symptoms, medical services use, and social and employment concerns were evaluated 6 months(More)
This study examined the impact of three program-level factors (coercion level, type of antipsychotic prescribed, and guardian supervision) on antipsychotic medication adherence among parolees mandated to an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Overall, 70.7% of the participants tested positive for their prescribed antipsychotic. Older patients were more likely to(More)
Autism is a serious psychological disorder with onset in early childhood. Autistic children show minimal emotional attachment, absent or abnormal speech, retarded IQ, ritualistic beli1aviors, aggression, and self-injury. The prognosis is very poor, and medical therapies have not provl~n effective. This article reports the results of behavior modification(More)
PURPOSE To utilize multiple regression analyses with both linear and quadratic models to explore and confirm the relationships among students' cognitive abilities, personality traits, and medical school performances at the University of Los Angeles, California, UCLA School of Medicine. METHOD Ninety-seven "not-disadvantaged" students' pre-medical(More)
Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the psychometric properties of the Civilian Mississippi scale (CMS) were examined in three ethnic language subgroups (non-Latino-English, Latino-English, and Latino-Spanish). The psychometric patterns corroborated the existence of two subscales: 25 items with regular wording and 10 items with reversed wording.(More)