Karen Lynn Hall

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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of possible medication errors in a population of older home healthcare patients according to expert panel objective criteria. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. SETTING Two of the largest urban home healthcare agencies in the United States. PARTICIPANTS Home healthcare patients age 65 and older admitted to selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of currently available data on lactose intolerance and health. PARTICIPANTS A non-DHHS, nonadvocate 14-member panel representing the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric and adult endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, neonatology(More)
OBJECTIVE This study attempted to determine 1) the prevalence of dissociative disorders in psychiatric inpatients, 2) the degree of reported childhood trauma in patients with dissociative disorders, and 3) the degree to which dissociative experiences are recognized in psychiatric patients. METHOD A total of 110 patients consecutively admitted to a state(More)
This article describes two power mobility training protocols used with seniors and compares posttraining driving performance. Twelve users of power mobility were consecutively recruited from two residential facilities in Toronto, Canada. The aim of training at both sites was to make clients comfortable with and safe at driving power mobility devices. The(More)
AIM To interpret and synthesize nurse-family member experiences when a critically ill loved one is admitted to hospital. BACKGROUND Having a family member hospitalized in a critical condition is an important stressor. When the family member is also a nurse, the provision of care is more complex, yet little research exists on this issue. DESIGN(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the newest teaching modalities in health education is the use of human patient simulators (HPS). A simulation scenario creates a software program vignette in which nursing, medical, and other students interact with a manikin to practice caring for patients in a risk-free environment. Although used extensively in schools of nursing, there(More)
UNLABELLED Since May 2013, outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea have devastated the U.S. swine industry, causing immense economic losses. Two different swine enteric coronaviruses (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and Delta coronavirus) have been isolated from the affected swine population. The disease has been reported from at least 32 states of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study attempted to determine the prevalence of somatic symptoms, somatization disorder, and medical interventions in patients with dissociative disorders. METHOD Fourteen psychiatric inpatients with a DSM-III dissociative disorder were matched for age and gender with a comparison group of inpatients who reported few dissociative symptoms.(More)
Apparent life-threatening event syndrome predominantly affects children younger than one year. This syndrome is characterized by a frightening constellation of symptoms in which the child exhibits some combination of apnea, change in color, change in muscle tone, coughing, or gagging. Approximately 50 percent of these children are diagnosed with an(More)
The authors compared 37 patients in the People's Republic of China and 46 patients in the United States who were having difficulty with suicidal thinking or behavior. Hopelessness, reasons for living, and suicidal efficacy showed none of the expected relationships with suicidal intent among the Chinese patients, but the two groups were similar on many(More)