Judi Chamberlin

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OBJECTIVE A scale to measure the personal construct of empowerment as defined by consumers of mental health services was developed and field tested. METHODS After extensive development, pilot testing, and analyses, a 28-item scale to measure empowerment was tested on 271 members of six self-help programs in six states. Factor analyses were used to(More)
In the decades of the 1990s many mental health programs and the systems that fund these programs have identified themselves as recovery-oriented. A program that is grounded in a vision of recovery is based on the notion that a majority of people can grow beyond the catastrophe of a severe mental illness and lead a meaningful life in their own community.(More)
Owing to the increased use of saturated petroleum oils (i.e., petroleum oils from which all, or nearly all unsaturated hydrocarbons have been removed, usually 98 per cent. or more) as insecticides when applied to foliage-bearing fruit-trees, it has become important to study the effects thus produced on the host plant. The insecticidal eiflcacy has already(More)
Following a needs assessment, the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia (ALADC) began a 3-year pilot program (1986 to 1989) to improve the health status of 5- to 10-year-old urban black asthmatic children. The authors hypothesized that participation in a 1-day asthma camp curriculum, using a collaborative multidisciplinary team approach(More)
The involvement of mental health service users in service delivery is a new and growing phenomenon. Such involvement is complex, given the history of paternalism in the mental health system, the power differential between service providers and service users, and the very differing views each group holds on multiple issues. Unless such differences are(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the number and kinds of programs that medical schools and managed care organizations offer or plan to offer to retrain physician specialists to practice primary care medicine and to discover physicians' attitudes toward such retraining. DESIGN A survey was mailed in 1994 to all 126 medical schools and the 19 largest US managed care(More)