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An intensive empirical methodology is introduced to evaluate the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) treatment for outpatients with early onset chronic depression. The patient with chronic illness presents a unique measurement challenge to psychotherapists. One of the most prominent reasons is the refractory nature of(More)
An interpersonal-emotional history procedure, the Significant Other History, is administered to the early-onset chronically depressed patient during the second therapy session in the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Patients are asked to name up to six significant others and answer two questions: (1) What was it like growing up(More)
The debate over the effi cacy of breast self-exams (BSE) tends to be couched in economic terms based on data aggregation. There are confl icting reports of its effectiveness as well as its overall costs to the health care system. Researchers and most funding agencies suggest it is not a useful tool in cancer prevention and often drives up health care costs(More)
This paper describes the design of an inpatient patient assessment application that captures nursing assessment data using a wireless laptop computer. The primary aim of this system is to capture structured information for facilitating decision support and quality monitoring. The system also aims to improve efficiency of recording patient assessments,(More)
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