June Alexander

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This study examined decline in cognitive functions in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) over the age of 40 in comparison to participants of the same age and comparable mental handicap without Down syndrome (NonDS). Both DS (n = 32) and NonDS (n = 31) samples were divided into "younger" (40-49 years) and "older" (50-62) groups. Cognitive processes were(More)
In normal children, sex, age, height and weight account for approximately 50% to 70% of variance in the strength scores obtained by quantitative measurements. Although quantitative techniques accurately measure the forces generated by muscle contraction, technical and psychological variables may cause some inconsistency of scores and contribute to the(More)
Diary writing may seem a simple self-help tool, requiring only pen, paper and time. However, the unwary diarist may become entrapped in self-defeating thoughts and anxieties, and be swept out in a rip-tide of self-sabotage and self-doubt. Regimented lists of rules that focus on calories , exercise and weight may ease anxiety momentarily, but also disconnect(More)
The inter-rater reliability and criterion validity of gross vs specific ratings of activities of daily living (ADL) were compared. Forty-three physical therapy students rated 6 patients performing 16 ADL on videotape. With controls for tape order presentation and order of protocol use, specific ratings were found to be more reliable than gross ratings in(More)
This study attempted to measure whether immediate videotape feedback would improve the degree of motor learning and ambulation performances of amputee patients. Twelve amputee patients were randomly assigned either to a control or to an experimental group. Subjects in the experimental group were videotaped during four sessions at weekly intervals and were(More)
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