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BACKGROUND An inverse relation exists between smoking and coffee intake and Parkinson's disease (PD). The present study explored whether this is explained by low sensation seeking, a personality trait believed to characterise PD. METHODS A total of 106 non-demented patients with PD and 106 age and sex matched healthy controls completed a short version of(More)
BACKGROUND In the course of treatment, a small group of patients with Parkinson disease (PD) develop a harmful pattern of compulsive dopaminergic drug use, called the dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS). Individual factors may influence susceptibility. OBJECTIVES To identify predisposing factors to DDS in a population of outpatients with PD. METHODS(More)
Quality of life is being increasingly considered as an expected outcome of cardiac rehabilitation programs. However, few instruments exist that reflect a multidimensional concept of quality of life including disease specific items. This article outlines the method used by researchers to adapt Padilla and Grant's [Padilla, G., Grant, M., 1985. Quality of(More)
BACKGROUND The HOPE (Helping to Outline Paediatric Eating Disorders) Project is an ongoing registry study made up of a sequential cross-sectional sample prospectively recruited over 17 years, and is designed to answer empirical questions about paediatric eating disorders. This paper introduces the HOPE Project, describes the registry sample to-date, and(More)
BACKGROUND Eating disorders affect up to 3% of children and adolescents, with recovery often requiring specialist treatment. A substantial literature has accrued suggesting that lower access to health care services, experienced by rural populations, has a staggering effect on health-related morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an outreach community-based training program on eating disorders enhances perceived capacity of rural health and education professionals to respond to and manage eating disorders. DESIGN Survey conducted upon completion of outreach training. SETTING Rural Western Australia. PARTICIPANTS Health and education professionals(More)
Objective The aim was to explore associations between residing in a rural area and clinical characteristics of children and adolescents with eating disorders presenting to a specialist eating disorders program. Method The data source was the Helping to Outline Paediatric Eating Disorders (HOPE) Project registry (N ~ 1000), a prospective ongoing registry(More)
Objective To provide a descriptive clinical perspective on the introduction and development of Multiple Family Therapy Groups for Day Patients and Outpatients at Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Challenges will be discussed including motivation, integration and application with view to sharing with the audience the pitfalls and(More)
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