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HITS: a short domestic violence screening tool for use in a family practice setting.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Domestic violence is an important problem that is often not recognized by physicians. We designed a short instrument for domestic violence screening that could be easilyExpand
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A Comparative Study of Seven Measures of Patient Satisfaction
The acceptability of satisfaction as a quality indicator is qualified by several well known measurement problems. This study examines the variability in satisfaction evaluations related to differentExpand
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A survey of exercise beliefs and exercise habits among people with arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To explore a possible explanation for the problem of why few people exercise despite the positive health advantages, by examining the relationship between exercise beliefs and participationExpand
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A Pilot Study Examining Moral Distress in Nurses Working in One United States Burn Center
Moral distress is described as the painful feelings and psychological disequilibrium when a person believes she knows the morally right action to take and is unable to carry it out because ofExpand
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Dance-based aerobic exercise for rheumatoid arthritis.
Reported here are the results of the first effort to examine the effects of a dance-based aerobic exercise program for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Forty-three subjects with RA completed aExpand
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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: a potential diagnostic biomarker for major depression.
Despite intense research efforts undertaken by investigators throughout the world over the past half century to identify a specific biomarker for major depressive disorder (MDD), none have so far metExpand
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Impact of exercise (walking) on blood pressure levels in African American adults with newly diagnosed hypertension.
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the encouragement of walking an extra 30 minutes a day decreases blood pressure in adult African Americans with newly diagnosed hypertension. DESIGN RandomizedExpand
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Does escitalopram reduce neurotoxicity in major depression?
A pro-inflammatory state and a dysregulation in the tryptophan/kynurenine pathway have been documented in depression. This study examined whether treatment with the SSRI, escitalopram (ESC), couldExpand
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Parental use of EpiPen for children with food allergies.
BACKGROUND EpiPen is often underused in children with food allergy experiencing anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE We explored whether underuse of EpiPen might be attributed to parental discomfort withExpand
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Validation of the HITS domestic violence screening tool with males.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To date, screening tools for domestic violence have been validated only for use with female patients. A four-item HITS (Hurt-Insult-Threaten-Scream) screening tool is one ofExpand
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