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Nutrition and health risks in the elderly: the nutrition screening initiative.
OBJECTIVES The Nutrition Screening Initiative is a national collaborative effort committed to the identification and treatment of nutritional problems in older persons. METHODS A 14-item checklist… Expand
Distinguishing between quality of life and health status in quality of life research: A meta-analysis
Despite the increasing acceptance of quality of life (QOL) as a critical endpoint in medical research, there is little consensus regarding the definition of this construct or how it differs from… Expand
Assessing Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS)
- N. Avis, K. Smith, S. McGraw, R. Smith, Vida M. Petronis, C. Carver
- Psychology, Medicine
- Quality of Life Research
- 1 May 2005
This article describes development of a quality of life measure designed to assess issues relevant to long-term cancer survivors. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 58 long-term… Expand
FORECASTING THE CLEARANCE TIME OF FREEWAY ACCIDENTS
Freeway congestion is a major and costly problem in many U.S. metropolitan areas. From a travelers perspective, congestion has costs in terms of longer travel times and lost productivity. From the… Expand
Quality of Life Assessments by Adult Substance Abusers Receiving Publicly Funded Treatment in Massachusetts
Purpose. Quality of life (QOL) has become an important endpoint in clinical trials and studies of medical interventions for many chronic diseases, but has not been widely studied in the substance… Expand
Accuracy of perceptions of heart attack risk: what influences perceptions and can they be changed?
Using perceived risk of a heart attack, we examined the relative importance of perceived risk factors and sociodemographic variables on subjects' perception of heart attack risk, the relationship… Expand
Factors associated with participation in breast cancer treatment clinical trials.
- N. Avis, K. Smith, C. Link, G. Hortobagyi, E. Rivera
- Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 20 April 2006
PURPOSE It is well established that recruitment to clinical trials (CTs) is difficult and time consuming. This article reports on factors related to CT participation among women who were invited to… Expand
Adoption of naltrexone to treat alcohol dependence.
- B. Fuller, Traci R. Rieckmann, D. McCarty, K. Smith, H. Levine
- Journal of substance abuse treatment
- 1 April 2005
Three surveys (1997, 1999, and 2001) of outpatient substance abuse treatment centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire examined organizational… Expand
A self-efficacy scale for HIV risk behaviors: development and evaluation.
- K. Smith, S. McGraw, L. A. Costa, J. Mckinlay
- AIDS education and prevention : official…
- 1 April 1996
To measure self-efficacy with respect to risk behaviors for HIV infection, a set of questionnaire items was developed regarding condom use, drug use with friends, and negotiations with potential sex… Expand
A qualitative exploration of the cancer experience among long‐term survivors: comparisons by cancer type, ethnicity, gender, and age
Background: To elucidate meanings ascribed to the cancer experience by long‐term survivors.