Kimberly A. Pearce

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We characterized the prevalence, antibiotic susceptibility profiles, and genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus among US meat and poultry samples (n = 136). S. aureus contaminated 47% of samples, and multidrug resistance was common among isolates (52%). S. aureus genotypes and resistance profiles differed significantly among sample types, suggesting food(More)
Previous research indicates that young and middle-aged adults perform better than other age groups on problems similar to those they might encounter in their everyday lives. However, elderly adults have not performed better than other age groups on problems designed to give them the advantage. In order to ensure that the problems used in the present study(More)
Ninety-six individuals between the ages of 20 and 80 were presented with two types of problem-solving tasks. One was a traditional laboratory problem-solving task; the other was composed of a number of practical problems. Three types of practical problems were employed--problems that young adults might encounter in their daily lives, problems that(More)
Individuals between the ages of 4 and 70 were presented with a revised version of the Conceptual Styles Test. The number of similarity classifications was found to increase from the 4- to the 45- to 50-year-old group and to decrease thereafter; the number of complementary responses was found to decrease and then increase. The 20- to 25-year-old group used(More)
CMM is a communication theory that has most often been used as an interpretive heuristic in interpersonal communication contexts. Within the past 5 years, however, CMM has guided the work of the Public Dialogue Consortium, a not-for-profit organization involved in a multiyear, citywide collaborative community action project. This project has extended CMM(More)
Three groups of Vietnam-era veterans were compared on the frequency of symptoms typical of the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a diagnostic category introduced in DSM III (N = 90). The three groups consisted of veterans who had experienced (a) a war-related traumatic event; (b) a non-war-related traumatic event; or (c) no(More)
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