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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a measure of social care outcome, an equivalent to the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) in health, which could be used in a range of circumstances. DESIGN The project drew on previous and parallel work developing the Adult Social Care Outcome Toolkit and the national Adult Social Care Survey. We developed(More)
To test the hypothesis that causalgia is a reflex sympathetic dystrophy with focal sympathetic hyperactivity in the painful area, we studied skin conductance, temperature, and a radiometric index of blood flow in 10 patients and 10 controls. Skin conductance was significantly higher, and both skin temperature and blood flow index were significantly lower in(More)
Because of the unique combination of physical (e.g. bloating, water retention) and psychological (e.g. mood, memory) symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), various hypothalamic and pituitary hormones have been implicated in the pathophysiology of PMS. We measured plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), arginine vasopressin (AVP) and atrial(More)
The autobiographies of 49 eminent psychologists were content analyzed in terms of autobiographically consequential experiences (ACEs). Most memories for ACE were not single episodes. Episodic ACEs did, however, share many characteristics of "flashbulb" and vivid memories elicited in studies using more traditional experimental procedures. Memories were(More)
Menstrual cycle phase-dependent changes in appetite in women with premenstrual syndrome has not thus far been systematically demonstrated. In this study of 21 patients with premenstrual syndrome and 13 control subjects, there were significant increases in appetite in both groups, with a greater effect of menstrual cycle phase on appetite in the patients.(More)
Local authorities spend considerable resources on social care at home for older adults. Given the expected growth in the population of older adults and budget cuts on local government, it is important to find efficient ways of maintaining and improving the quality of life of older adults. The ageing in place literature suggests that policies in other(More)
This two-year longitudinal study of 121 6-12-year-old children in the custody of their mothers following parental separation examined main and interacting effects of child's age and gender, frequency and regularity of visitation, father-child closeness, and parental legal conflict on children's self-esteem and behavioral adjustment at two time points.(More)
  • Amanda Wolfe, Wolfe, Brian Greg Dew, Brack, Catherine Committee, Steve Cadenhead +17 others
  • 2015
ACCEPTANCE This dissertation, MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAMERS: MOTIVATIONS AND RISKS, by AMANDA MARIE WOLFE, was prepared under the direction of the candidate " s Dissertation Advisory Committee. It is accepted by the committee members in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the College of Education, The(More)
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