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The effects of improving hearing in dementia.
BACKGROUND audiological function is impaired in people with dementia and poor hearing is known to exaggerate the effects of cognitive deficits. OBJECTIVE the objective of this study was to assessExpand
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Predictors and correlates of adaptation to conjugal bereavement.
The authors interviewed 162 widows 1, 6, 12, and 24 months after bereavement to determine which sociodemographic, prebereavement, and response variables and circumstances of the husband's death wereExpand
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Characteristics of police referrals to a psychiatric emergency unit in Australia.
The study examined characteristics of patients referred by police to a psychiatric emergency unit on the campus of a 400-bed psychiatric hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. Of all police referralsExpand
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Geropsychiatric Restraint Use
OBJECTIVES: To investigate predictors and reasons for restraint use with geropsychiatric patients.
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Husbands' adjustment to wives' weight loss after gastric restriction for morbid obesity.
This study examined the personal and marital adjustment of husbands before and one year after their wives had gastric restriction surgery for morbid obesity. Seventy-five married women and theirExpand
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A controlled study of self-help intervention for widows.
The authors conducted a 2-year study of postbereavement adaptation in 162 widows. Sixty-eight were paired with a widow contact who provided emotional support and practical assistance. The differencesExpand
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Quality of life after gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
One year after gastric restriction surgery, 70 per cent of 118 women completed a questionnaire about lifestyle and eating behaviour changes. Mean weight loss was 35.4 kg. Patients reported a moderateExpand
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The final illness in cancer: the widow's perspective.
Widows of cancer patients were compared with other widows in general and with widows of men with chronic cardiovascular disease in particular, special attention being given to the vicissitudes of theExpand
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Correlates of enduring distress patterns following bereavement: social network, life situation and personality.
In a 2-year study of conjugal bereavement, 26 of 99 women remained highly distressed throughout the course of the study. Of the remaining 73 women, 30 never gave evidence of ‘high distress’. DeficitsExpand
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Psychological status before and after gastric restriction as predictors of weight loss in the morbidly obese.
Before gastric restriction, 118 morbidly obese women were psychiatrically assessed by clinical interview and self-report questionnaire. One year after surgery, 71 repeated the questionnaires. WeightExpand
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