Heather Aldrich

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Infants born at ≤32weeks gestation are at risk of developmental delays. Review of the literature indicates NIDCAP improves parental satisfaction, minimizes developmental delays, and decreases length of stay, thus reducing cost of hospitalization. Half (50.6%) of the infants admitted to this 84-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a(More)
Molecular orbital calculations were used to investigate the antischistosomal agent, niridazole, and an inactive derivative, 1-(5-nitro-2-thiazolyl)-2-ethylurea. The CNDO/2 calculations revealed that the inactive derivative had a preferred conformation stabilized by an intramolecular hydrogen bond. The molecular profile, the relative three-dimensional(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare providers use continuing education (CE) to meet professional development requirements and to ensure optimal patient care. There has been a dramatic increase in computer-mediated CE (CMCE) programs. AIMS To synthesize the literature regarding the current state of the science on the efficacy of CMCE for healthcare professionals,(More)
PURPOSE To develop profiles of obesity risk behaviors for children and adolescents. DESIGN AND METHODS Risk assessments were obtained from patients (n = 971) at a school-based health center. Latent class analysis was used to create subgroups based on seven indicators measuring diet, activity, and screen time. RESULTS Four classes emerged, with 44%(More)
PURPOSE This study describes school-based health center (SBHC) providers' adherence to obesity guidelines. DESIGN AND METHODS Providers (n = 28) were from SBHCs in six states serving children 5-12 years of age. A random sample of well-child charts (n = 850) were audited for body mass index percentage, blood pressure percentage, overweight/obesity(More)
This descriptive study was to determine self-reported treatment practices of school-based health center (SBHC) providers when caring for overweight/obese children. Providers (N=33) from SBHCs in 6 states (AZ, CO, NM, MI, NY, and NC) completed a baseline survey before being trained on obesity recommendations. SBHC providers reported patient/parent barriers(More)
INTRODUCTION School-based health centers (SBHCs) serve many overweight/obese children, yet little is known about provider adherence to obesity guidelines. The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate obesity care assessment practices of SBHC providers prior to completing training on obesity guidelines. METHOD Providers (n = 33) from SBHCs in six(More)
Objectives A cross-sectional study comparing weight-for-length status of children 6–24 months old who participated in Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) or Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Methods Secondary analysis of NFP (n = 44,980) and WIC (n = 31,294) national datasets was conducted to evaluate infant and toddler growth(More)