Kathleen B King

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CONTEXT One of 2 women in the United States dies of heart disease or stroke, yet women are underdiagnosed and undertreated for these diseases and their risk factors. Informed decisions to prevent heart disease and stroke depend on awareness of risk factors and knowledge of behaviors to prevent or detect these diseases. OBJECTIVE Assess (1) knowledge of(More)
BACKGROUND Increased peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cell activity has been associated with unexplained reproductive failure including recurrent (three or more) miscarriages (RM). Studies have reported abnormalities in both numbers (absolute and proportion) and activation. This study assessed numerous NK cell parameters to determine which (if any) are(More)
The effect of an informational intervention that provided objective descriptions, in concrete terms, of the usual experiences during the various phases of radiation therapy was tested in a random clinical trial. The patients had Stage A, B, or C prostatic cancer. Forty-two control patients received the information routinely provided to all patients in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relative contribution of psychologic factors and physical symptoms to the variance in fatigue in older women with heart failure. METHODS Eighty women who had been hospitalized in the previous 12 months for heart failure were interviewed. Fifty-seven women completed second interviews 18 months after the first interview. RESULTS(More)
This study was an examination of perceptions about the causes of coronary artery disease and the timeline of the disease among 105 patients hospitalized because of myocardial infarction or for coronary angiography and receiving the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Although 79% of subjects named at least one of three modifiable risk factors (smoking,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of marital status and marital satisfaction on survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Participants were 225 people who had CABG between 1987 and 1990. Marital status at the time of surgery and marital satisfaction 1 year after surgery were used to predict survival 15 years after surgery. RESULTS(More)
In summarizing the evidence, it becomes apparent that several psychologic and social variables are related to coronary heart disease (CHD). Coronary prone behavior pattern, in particular the hostility component, appears to be related to the development and perhaps expression of CHD, whereas it is not reliably related to outcomes after CHD is manifest.(More)
BACKGROUND Even though coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, most women underestimate their risk of developing CHD. DESIGN Survey to examine the relationship between women's recollection of being told they were at risk for CHD and the presence of risk factors. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS A convenience(More)