Joanna Foster

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This is a report of clinical and epidemiological trends in parasuicide in Edinburgh and Oxford over the period of 1976 to 1984. Rates of parasuicide declined in both cities, but more markedly among women than men. Male rates tended to be higher in Edinburgh and female rates higher in Oxford. Age-specific rates were similar for the two cities in 1983-84,(More)
BACKGROUND Therapists and nurses often use verbal instruction in the rehabilitation of mobility following stroke. This study aimed to determine whether performing a verbal cognitive task while walking adversely affected patients' balance and velocity. METHODS There were two counterbalanced conditions: walking only and walking and concurrent cognitive(More)
The present study used factor analytic procedures to examine the factor structure of the CES-D among Filipino-American adolescents residing in rural and small town Hawaii. A total of 243 Filipino-American high school students completed the 20-item scale, and maximum likelihood analyses were employed to obtain a final solution. The results indicated that two(More)
Issues concerning the use of predictive and screening instruments include the difficulties posed by temporal changes in the base rates for the behaviour of interest, the possible advantages of using three rather than the customary two risk categories, and the desirability of specifying in advance the proportional sizes of the risk subgroups. A method is(More)
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