Jennifer Primack

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OBJECTIVE To determine the number and efficacy of respiratory isolation facilities in St. Louis hospitals and to assess the mechanisms in place for evaluating function of hospital ventilation systems. DESIGN A prospective multi-hospital surveillance study using direct observation and a standardized questionnaire. SETTING Seven hospitals (including(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive bias modification (CBM) is a novel treatment for anxiety disorders that utilizes computerized tasks to train attention and interpretation biases away from threat. To date, attitudes toward and acceptability of CBM have not been systematically examined. METHOD We conducted qualitative interviews with 10 anxious primary care patients to(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to define the prevalence of tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity in a group of newly hospitalized patients, to identify risk factors for positive tests, and to examine the impact of testing on infection control practices. DESIGN Unblinded cohort study over 5 days in July 1992. SETTING A 1,000-bed university-affiliated hospital. (More)
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