Joanne Côté

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With a sample survey (N = 266) of elderly adults residing in six housing developments in Massachusetts, we used logistic regression to: (a) identify covariates of fear of falling among all subjects and (b) identify covariates of activity curtailment among the subset of subjects who were afraid of falling. Fifty-five percent of respondents were afraid of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that changes in the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) laws would affect drowning among adolescents, the effects of changes in state MLDA laws on drowning were examined for the targeted (18-20 years) and two adjacent (15-17 years and 21-23 years) age groups, over a period of 21 years (1970-90). METHODS Poisson maximum(More)
PURPOSE To guide the development of an intervention to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in urban, adolescent girls, we investigated such girls' reasons for deciding to have or not to have sexual intercourse. METHODS Consecutive girls >or=14 years of age attending an urban adolescent clinic were invited to complete an anonymous(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the independent effects of a variety of drinking indicators on self-reported work performance. METHOD Data from a cross-sectional mailed survey (response rate = 71%) of managers, supervisors and workers (N = 6,540) at 16 worksites were analyzed. Average daily volume was computed from frequency and usual(More)
AIM To better understand the associations between changes in self-management behaviours and glycaemic control. METHODS We conducted a prospective observational study of 295 adult patients with Type 2 diabetes evaluated at baseline, 6 and 12 months. Four self-management behaviours were evaluated using the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities(More)
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates on-the-job alcohol use by operators of certain categories of commercial transport. For aircraft, trains, and commercial vessels, operators are subject to sanctions for having > or = 0.04 g% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This study examines the effects of alcohol (between 0.04 and 0.05 g% BAC) on(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the day-to-day experiences of patients and their support persons during the course of epoprostenol treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The study objective was to describe the experiences of patients and their support persons adjusting to PAH and continuous intravenous epoprostenol. METHODS A qualitative(More)
AIMS Under current US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, some commercial vehicle operators are subject to sanctions for having > or = 00.04 g% blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) on the job. This study investigated the effects of alcohol (between 0.04 and 0.05 g% BAC) on the simulated operation of a commercial ship's power plant. DESIGN A(More)
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