J. P. Bentley

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OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of risk and payment on subjects' willingness to participate, and to examine how payment influences subjects' potential behaviours and risk evaluations. METHODS A 3 (level of risk) x 3 (level of monetary payment), between subjects, completely randomised factorial design was used. Students enrolled at one of five US(More)
BACKGROUND Six major pharmaceutical products were withdrawn from the market from 2000 to 2006. Little evidence exists in understanding consumer reactions to such events and the influence the withdrawal has on its competitors. OBJECTIVE To explore consumers' attribution of blame after pharmaceutical product market withdrawal (PPMW) and its effect on trust.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the relative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) among elderly patients with diabetes regarding acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, repeat revascularization, and all-cause mortality. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the 2006-2008 5%(More)
This investigation has sought to determine the significance of the wide range of extractable collagen fractions which appear to exist in growing connective tissues and to determine their position in the process of fibrogenesis. Carrageenin granulomata were induced in guinea pigs and, after injection of (14)C-glycine, this tissue and skin from the same(More)
OBJECTIVES Health utility of caregivers of children with autism was assessed by using the EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D) questionnaire. Utility scores of autism caregivers were compared with norms for the general adult US population. Predictors of health utility were identified. METHODS A cross-sectional online survey design was used. Caregivers(More)
OBJECTIVES Animal studies and clinical trials have examined the potential benefits of statins in asthma management with contradictory results. The objective of this study was to determine if asthma patients on concurrent statins are less likely to have asthma-related hospitalisations. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study using Mississippi Medicaid data for(More)
As patients continue to take a more active role in their health care, an understanding of patient requests of health care providers, including what happens when requests are not fulfilled, is becoming more important. Although its merits have been debated, direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs generates patient requests. The objective of this(More)
Using the Wilson–Cleary model of patient outcomes as a conceptual framework, the impact of functional status on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among older adults was examined, including tests of the mediation provided by life-space mobility. Participants were enrollees in a population-based, longitudinal study of mobility among community-dwelling(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the value of employing the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), Defining Issues Test (DIT), and Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) in predictive models for first-year pharmacy student academic performance. METHODS Six years of pharmacy student admission and progression data were evaluated. Additional(More)
A reconfigurable hardware implementation of a high-parallel architecture for MPEG-4 motion estimation is proposed in this paper. It possesses the characteristics of low power dissipation and low cost, thus primarily aiming at video-based mobile applications. The architecture employs a dual-register/buffer technique to reduce preload and alignment cycles and(More)