Kevin A. Hart

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OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence, severity, and correlates of chronic pain in a community-based sample of men with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Survey. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-seven men with SCI randomly selected from a sampling frame solicited from the community. METHOD Participants completed standardized questionnaires(More)
The prevalence and correlates of pressure ulcers in terms of their number, severity, and anatomical location were studied in a community-based sample of 100 men and 40 women with spinal cord injury. Thirty-three percent (n = 46) presented with one or more ulcers of at least one stage I severity when visually examined. Twenty-one individuals had more than(More)
The level and correlates of the life satisfaction of persons with spinal cord injury who are residing in the community were investigated. One hundred men and 40 women were chosen randomly from a cohort of 640 persons with spinal cord injury residing in a 13-county area in southeast Texas. The mean Life Satisfaction Index-A (LSIA-A) was lower than reported(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if shoulder pain and range-of-motion (ROM) problems can be predicted by demographic, injury-related, body weight, and radiographic data over 3 years and to determine the relationships among these shoulder problems and functional limitations, disability, and perceived health. DESIGN A longitudinal, 2-panel study in which data were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify factors that resulted in severe pressure ulcers in a community-based sample of 23 persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN A correlational design was used. SUBJECTS Twenty men and three women, 57% with tetraplegia and 43% with paraplegia, participated. Adult participants with an ulcer of 12 weeks'(More)
The DNA of 33 patients diagnosed as suffering from Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) has been probed with cloned DNA sequences from Xp21, known to reveal DNA deletions in patients suffering from the more severe Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Two BMD cases showed clear deletions. A third case gave aberrant band sizes, which further analysis showed to be(More)
While the scope of the clinician-patient relationship in rehabilitation includes the opportunity to provide information on sexuality, all too often this does not occur. This article identifies barriers to providing information on sexuality and makes suggestions for overcoming them. At a preconference workshop, "Sexuality After Spinal Cord Injury:(More)
As a component of Baylor College of Medicine study of the life status of people with spinal cord injury (SCI), this study determined the educational topics of interest to a cohort of 590 adults with SCI living in the community. Thirty-five items in nine topic areas were included in the inventory. Three topic areas--medical, sexuality, and wellness--are(More)
There are important interactions between prostatic tumours and bone. This study was designed to examine whether prostatic tissue can express bone inductive factors, in particular, the Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs). The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been used to screen for the expression of BMPs one to six in the prostatic tissue of patients with(More)
The Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF beta) family of polypeptides elicits diverse biological actions on a wide range of cell types. There are known to be several isoforms of TGF beta coded for by different genes, with possibly differential expression and potencies. We have demonstrated that there is constitutive expression of three forms of transforming(More)