Jennifer Heath

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be expected to impact upon the quality of life (QoL) of children and young people; therefore, it is important that they are given the means to express their opinions about how they perceive their own QoL. We used the Generic Children's Quality of Life Measure (GCQ) in 225 paediatric renal patients (118 male, mean age 13.6(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors assess the effects of an educational intervention on the attitudes and understanding of psychiatric residents and journalism students, review how collaboration between these disciplines affects these attitudes, and propose the development of similar programs within residency to enhance systems-based learning. METHODS A collaborative(More)
Women continue to have concerns about use of a prescription medication for the treatment of infection during pregnancy. Although we surveyed adults of all ages to determine if parents of reproductive age women were harboring concerns about medication and advising their pregnant daughters to be cautious, we found it was the young women who were most(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can place restrictions upon biopsychosocial development in children; consequently, assessment of self-reported quality of life (QoL) is important in patient evaluations. This research aimed to evaluate a generic and renal-specific self-report QoL scale, assess children’s attitudes towards living with CKD and propose an(More)
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