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The use of neuropsychological tests in non-English-speaking populations and among those with less education has been limited because most tests have been standardized for English-speaking populations with relatively high levels of education. In effort to establish norms, a battery of neuropsychological tests was administered, in either English or Spanish,(More)
A brief diagnostic battery of neuropsychological tests was developed for a large-scale epidemiological study of dementia. We operationally defined dementia as defective memory and defective performance in at least two other areas, including orientation, abstract reasoning, construction, and language. Criterion scores for defining defective performance on(More)
Questionnaire data were obtained from 5867 participants attending a national anxiety screening program. These participants were selected from more than 15,000 respondents on the basis of never having received treatment for a mental health problem. A screening instrument was designed to assess five anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder,(More)
Each of 430 subjects received a diagnosis using two independent methods: a test-based quantitative paradigm and a semistructured neurological examination by a physician. The paradigm diagnosis was based on a battery of tests that assessed short- and long-term verbal memory and short-term nonverbal memory, orientation, construction, abstract reasoning, and(More)
Employing data from a 1987 shelter survey of 1260 homeless adults in New York City, multivariate models of emergency room (ER) use are developed which include an array of risk factors for visiting a hospital ER including health and mental health problems, victimization and injuries. The study's primary goal is to identify factors that predict ER use in this(More)
Social area analysis (SAA) is a well-established methodology for geographically based analysis of service delivery and other health related outcome measures. However, SAA has been limited in application by the complexities of computerized geocoding and difficulties in obtaining appropriate measures of community characteristics. In this paper we demonstrate(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to develop and validate quantitative models for estimating cancer incidence in small areas. METHODS The outcome for each cancer site was the incidence of disease that had reached a late stage at the time of diagnosis. Two sets of predictors were used: (1) census-based demographic variables and (2) census-based(More)
A Cross-lagged Model of Adolescent Dating Aggression Attitudes and Behavior: Relationship Education Makes a Difference Joe Pittman, Ph.D. Jennifer Kerpelman, Ph.D. Auburn University Please cite as: Pittman, J. F., & Kerpelman, J. L. (2013, May). A cross-lagged model of adolescent dating aggression attitudes and behavior: Relationship education makes a(More)
The data of this study were derived from comprehensive interviews of 311 women and 949 men residing in the New York City public shelters for homeless adults during the summer of 1987. Interviews, guided by a 57 page interview protocol, were conducted by thoroughly trained interviewers who had worked in agencies and service systems focused on mental(More)