Katherine Wingert

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BACKGROUND Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is greatest in the developing brain, is driven by acetylcholine, and may represent a protected time for neuroplasticity. Recently published data from our lab observed that children with autism spent significantly less time in this state during a single night recording than did typically developing children and those(More)
Shoppers make many food choices while buying groceries. Children frequently accompany caregivers, giving them the potential to influence these choices. We aimed to understand low-income shoppers' perceptions of how children influence caregivers' purchasing decisions and how the supermarket environment could be manipulated to allow children to serve as(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of the social environment, including family and community relationships, on diabetes-related dietary change behaviors in a low-income, predominantly African American community with limited access to healthy foods. METHODS Study methods included interviews and focus groups with adults with(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate for the first night effect (FNE) in a group of young children with autism. DESIGN Analysis of polysomnographic data from a 2-night sleep laboratory study. SETTING Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS 15 children (aged 2-10 years) with a diagnosis of an ASD. INTERVENTIONS None. (More)
INTRODUCTION Previous literature has shown that patients obtain information about the medical system from television shows. Additionally, shared decision making is regularly cited as the ideal way to make decisions during a medical encounter. Little information exists surrounding the characteristics of medical decision-making, such as who makes the(More)
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