Jacqueline Labarbera

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This study tested the hypothesis that Rorschach indicators of psychological instability and perceptual sensitivity are predictive of therapeutic outcome in a child psychiatric inpatient service. Thirty-four children, matched for age, were divided into two groups, Improvers and Decliners, based on changes in behavioral problems over 60 days of(More)
24 infants, 12 4-month-olds and 12 6-month-olds, were repeatedly shown slides of 3 facial expressions. The expressions were previously judged by obervers to be indicators of joy, anger, and no emotion, respectively. The duration of the first visual fixation to each presentation of the slides was monitored for each subject. The data indicated that the(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Outcomes research is in need of a classification system of physical therapy (PT) interventions for acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation in the United States. The objective of this study was to describe a taxonomy (system to categorize and classify interventions) to examine the effects of PT interventions on(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE To describe the nature and distribution of activities during physical therapy (PT) delivered in inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation and discuss predictors (patient and injury characteristics) of the amount of time spent in PT for specific treatment activities. METHODS Six hundred patients from six inpatient SCI centers(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Examine associations of type and quantity of physical therapy (PT) interventions delivered during inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation and patient characteristics with outcomes at the time of discharge and at 1 year post-injury. METHODS Physical therapists delivering routine care documented details of PT interventions(More)
This study assessed the changes in the intensity of behavior problems over the course of 12-week hospitalization in 28 children hospitalized on a child psychiatry inpatient service. The results indicated that the symptoms of uncontrolled aggression, misbehavior and excessive dependency were more vivid 60 days post-admission than they had been after 14 days(More)
BACKGROUND Inpatient rehabilitation for spinal cord injury (SCI) includes the use of both individual and group physical therapy sessions. A greater understanding of group physical therapy use will help in the evaluation of the appropriateness of its use and contribute to the development of standards of practice. OBJECTIVE This report describes the extent(More)