Heather M Richard

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OBJECTIVES The Child Health Corporation of America formed a multicenter collaborative to decrease the rate of pediatric codes outside the ICU by 50%, double the days between these events, and improve the patient safety culture scores by 5 percentage points. METHODS A multidisciplinary pediatric advisory panel developed a comprehensive change package of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is associated with increased anxiety, depression, and maladaptive behaviors, especially in adolescents. We hypothesized that adolescents with chronic hip pain selected for hip preservation surgery (HPS) would demonstrate increased anxiety and depression compared with same-age peers. We designed a study to assess the psychological(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric limb reconstruction using circular external fixation is a prolonged treatment that interrupts patients' daily function. Patient personality characteristics and expectations may interfere with planned treatment, making complicated medical procedures more challenging. The aims of this study are to identify factors impacting treatment(More)
PURPOSE The prevalence of neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) has been increasing since the early 1980s. No known studies have examined long-term psychological health and quality of life (QOL) in young adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial and intellectual aspects of NBPP during adolescence into young adulthood. METHODS A(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sequential study design that used data from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). OBJECTIVE Examine anxiety symptoms and family experiences subsequent to school scoliosis screening (SSS) referrals. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Use of SSS remains controversial. Prior research suggested that SSS programs may result in anxiety(More)
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