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Terror management theory (TMT) highlights the motivational impact of thoughts of death in various aspects of everyday life. Since its inception in 1986, research on TMT has undergone a slight but significant shift from an almost exclusive focus on the manipulation of thoughts of death to a marked increase in studies that measure the accessibility of(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of acid gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Sixty-five consecutive patients with well-defined IPF were subjected to 24-h pH monitoring and oesophageal manometry. A total of 133 consecutive patients with intractable asthma(More)
Computerized assistance to clinicians during physician order entry can provide protection against medical errors. However, computer systems that provide too much assistance may adversely affect training of medical students and residents. Trainees may rely on the computer to automatically perform complex calculations and create appropriate orders and are(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact on patient care of a New York State regulation that restricted house staff working hours. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING General medical service of an urban teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of 263 (94%) of 281 patients discharged from the study service during October 1988 and 263 (93%) of 283 patients(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a relentlessly progressive disease with a median survival of approximately 3 yrs. Measurements of airflow and lung volumes at rest are generally used to monitor the clinical course in this disorder. This study was designed to determine if a modified version of the 6-min walk test, called the timed walk test, accurately(More)
According to terror management theory, if the cultural worldview protects people from thoughts about death, then weakening this structure should increase death-thought accessibility (DTA). Five studies tested this DTA hypothesis. Study 1 showed that threatening Canadian participants' cultural values (vs. those of another culture) increased DTA on a(More)
According to terror management theory, the annihilation of people who threaten one's worldview should serve the function of defending that worldview. The present research assessed this hypothesis. A sample of Christian participants read either a worldview-threatening news article reporting on the Muslimization of Nazareth or a nonthreatening article about(More)
  • J G Hayes
  • 1980
The clinical profiles of 16 patients with amoebic liver abscesses referred to Royal Perth Hospital over a ten-year period were assessed. The results indicate that amoebic abscess should be suspected in Asian migrants and farmers, or patients who have travelled in endemic areas, who present with fever, anorexia, weight loss and abdominal pain. Localized(More)
Clinical evidence demonstrates that killing among soldiers at war predicts their experience of long-lasting trauma/distress. Killing leads to distress, in part, due to guilt experienced from violating moral standards. Because social consensus shapes what actions are perceived as moral and just, we hypothesized that social validation for killing would reduce(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of a home-based standing exercise and balance training program on balance confidence, balance performance, and gait in debilitated, ambulatory community-dwelling older adults. METHODS A quasi-experimental single group pre- to posttest design was utilized in 14 subjects, 9 male and 5(More)