Kelley S. Parsons

Learn More
This study used surveys from 677 home healthcare aides and nurses to explore factors associated with assaults by patients. Among respondents, 4.6% reported one or more patient assaults (being hit, kicked, pinched, shoved, or bitten) during the past year. Logistic regression analysis examined associations between several potential risk factors and assaults.(More)
Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) and transcranial cerebral oximetry (TCCO) measures of cerebral blood flow velocity and oxygenation levels were collected during an abbreviated 12-min vigilance task. Both the TCD and TCCO measures showed higher levels of cerebral vascular activity in the right than in the left cerebral hemisphere; the cerebral(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of knowledge of results (KR) on vigilance accuracy and report the first use of positive and negative predictive power (PPP and NPP) to assess vigilance training effectiveness. BACKGROUND Training individuals to detect infrequent signals among a plethora of nonsignals is critical to success in many failure-intolerant(More)
OBJECTIVE This research examines whether the physical attractiveness of an outpatient practice influences patients' perceptions of healthcare quality, including patient and staff perceptions of the quality of staff-patient interaction. BACKGROUND Despite the high and increasing percentage of healthcare dollars for care delivered on an outpatient basis,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective is to provide thumb reach envelopes to help guide the placement of controls on handheld devices and to provide useful methods to gather and analyze thumb reach data. BACKGROUND With the proliferation of handheld, interactive devices, such as cameras, mobile phones, game systems, and remote controls, human factors professionals(More)
Home healthcare is one of the fastest-growing professions, currently employing more than 1 million workers in the United States. Unfortunately, these workers sustain an exceptionally high rate of musculoskeletal disorders. This is the first article in a two-part series providing information and suggestions for preventing overexertion that can lead to such(More)
Home healthcare (HHC) is one of the fastest-growing professions, currently employing more than 1 million workers in the United States. Unfortunately, these workers sustain an exceptionally high rate of musculoskeletal disorders. This is the second article in a two-part series providing information and suggestions for preventing overexertion that can lead to(More)
Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) and transcranial cerebral oximetry (TCCO) measures of cerebral blood flow velocity and oxygenation levels were collected during an abbreviated 12-min vigilance task. Both the TCD and TCCO measures showed higher levels of cerebral vascular activity in the right than in the left cerebral hemisphere ; the cerebral(More)
Manual full-body vertical lifts of patients have high risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders. Two primary types of battery-powered lift assist devices are available for these tasks: floor-based and overhead-mounted devices. Studies suggest that the operation of floor-based devices may require excessive pushing and pulling forces and that(More)
  • 1