John E. Myers

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Of the various overlapping approaches used to define outcome in ergonomic-epidemiologic studies of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, the most widely used are clinical diagnostic entities, whose criteria derive either from clinical examination (consisting of clinical tests in conjunction with symptoms and clinical history) or from findings of special(More)
1 T he history of child protection in America is divisible into 3 eras. The first era extends from colonial times to 1875 and may be referred to as the era before organized child protection. The second era spans from 1875 to 1962 and witnessed the creation and growth of organized child protection through nongovernmental child protection societies. The(More)
Four- to 7-year-olds' ability to answer repeated questions about body touch either honestly or dishonestly was examined. Children experienced a play event, during which one third of the children were touched innocuously. Two weeks later, they returned for a memory interview. Some children who had not been touched were instructed to lie during the interview(More)
Researchers and courts are focusing increasing attention on the reliability of children's out-of-court statements, especially in relation to trials of child sexual abuse. The main goal of this study was to investigate the effects of presentation of children's out-of-court statements (e.g., hearsay) on jurors' perceptions of witness credibility and defendant(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study concerns types of attorney representation for maltreated children involved in juvenile court actions in the state of California. The aims of the research were to document the different types of representation used in dependency cases in 2000 (e.g., public defender, District Attorney, private firms) and to evaluate these types of(More)
Several recent studies have illustrated the need for a simple observational instrument for the estimation of exposure to postural stress in epidemiological studies of musculoskeletal disorders. Such an instrument is particularly necessary in developing countries. This paper describes the development of an observational instrument across a spectrum of(More)