Jocalyn P Clark

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If you are an editor, author, reviewer, or reader of medical journals, or if you depend on your doctor or health care provider getting unbiased information from medical journals, then the 1,500 documents now hosted on the PLoS Medicine Web site [1] should make you very concerned and angry. Because, quite simply, the story told in these documents amounts to(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the process by which elderly persons make decisions about a surgical treatment, total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS In-depth interviews with 17 elderly individuals identified as potential candidates for TJA who were unwilling to undergo the procedure. RESULTS For the majority of participants, decision making involved ongoing(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its proven efficacy, beta-blocker therapy remains underused in elderly patients after myocardial infarction (MI). The objectives of this study were to identify undertreated groups of seniors and to determine whether older and frailer patients are being selectively dispensed low-dose beta-blocker therapy. METHODS From a comprehensive(More)
Introduction “Academic medicine” might be defi ned as the capacity of the health-care system to think, study, research, discover, evaluate, innovate, teach, learn, and improve. As such, little could be more important—particularly as new discoveries in science offer tremendous opportunities and emergent diseases pose huge threats. Yet something is not right(More) Updated information and services can be found at: These include: Data supplement "Members of ICRAM working party" References 15 online articles that cite this article can be accessed at: Rapid responses(More)
Background: Women's health, traditionally defined, emphasises reproductive and maternal conditions without consideration of social contexts. Advocates urge a broader conceptualisation. The medical literature influences the definitions and delivery of women's health care. We compared how women's health was represented in leading general medical (GM) versus(More)
In this article, female prisoners who are peer educators and counselors in an HIV/AIDS program at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York State's only maximum security prison for women, describe the positive role of a peer support program. Using examples from their own experiences, the women discuss the strengths of the AIDS Counseling and Education(More)
The use of mobile electronic devices to support medical or public health practice, or m-health, is currently a hot topic. It has been predicted that by 2017 there will be ‘‘more mobile phones than people’’ on the planet [1], and currently three-quarters of the world’s population have access to a mobile phone [2]. The World Health Organization (WHO) has(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the representation of minority groups in randomized control trials (RCTs), and the frequency with which this information is reported. STUDY DESIGN Reviewers collected data on the racial/ethnic composition of study samples from all RCTs published in six leading medical journals in 1999. RESULTS Of the 280 RCTs, most (204, 71.3%)(More)