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Healthy behavior change of adults with mental retardation: attendance in a health promotion program.
Participation in a health promotion program for 192 overweight and obese adults with mental retardation was associated with behavior change resulting in reduction of body mass index-BMI (weight inExpand
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Meaning in life, anxiety, depression, and general health among smoking cessation patients.
OBJECTIVE Psychosocial factors play a widely recognized role in health and health care utilization. The present study investigated relations among meaning in life, depression, anxiety, and socialExpand
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Religiosity, Spirituality, and Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant Women
Objective: Depression during pregnancy has potential repercussions for both women and infants. Religious and spiritual characteristics may be associated with fewer depressive symptoms. This studyExpand
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Pre-Eclampsia, Birth Weight, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are primarily inherited, but perinatal or other environmental factors may also be important. In an analysis of 87,677 births from 1996 through 2002, insured by theExpand
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An efficacy trial of ‘Steps to Your Health’, a health promotion programme for adults with intellectual disability
Objective: Although there are evaluation and effectiveness studies of health promotion interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), randomized efficacy trials of such interventionsExpand
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Injury Treatment among Children with Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder
This study examined the differences in the frequency and type of injury for children with autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) compared with typically developing peers, when both groupsExpand
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Do antenatal religious and spiritual factors impact the risk of postpartum depressive symptoms?
OBJECTIVES Previous research has identified an inverse relationship between religiosity/spirituality and depressive symptoms. However, prospective studies are needed. This study investigates theExpand
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Physical activity in a large sample of adults with intellectual disabilities.
BACKGROUND Few studies have documented physical activity (PA) and overweight and obesity in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) using both self-report and objective methods. We sought toExpand
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Predicting depressive symptoms and grief after pregnancy loss
Women who experience pregnancy loss are at high risk for depression and grief. We conducted a prospective cohort study to identify antenatal predictors of depressive symptoms and grief followingExpand
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Are Maternal Genitourinary Infection and Pre-Eclampsia Associated With ADHD in School-Aged Children?
Objective: To investigate the hypothesis that maternal genitourinary infection (GU) infection is associated with increased risk of ADHD. Method: The authors obtained linked Medicaid billing data forExpand
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