Kimberly S. Maier

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Quality of care may be influenced by patient and hospital factors. Our goal was to use multilevel modeling to identify patient-level and hospital-level determinants of the quality of acute stroke care in a stroke registry. METHODS During 2001 to 2002, data were collected for 4897 ischemic stroke and TIA admissions at 96 hospitals(More)
The application of multidimensional item response theory models to repeated observations has demonstrated great promise in developmental research. It allows researchers to take into consideration both the characteristics of item response and measurement error in longitudinal trajectory analysis, which improves the reliability and validity of the latent(More)
A literature review indicated a dearth of research on how dreams are used in therapeutic settings so a questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 500 members of the Florida Psychological Association to assess (a) the extent of dream use in therapy, (b) theoretical approaches applied to dream interpretation, and (c) basis for experience and expertise in(More)
opinions expressed herein are of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the funding agencies. INTRODUCTION The pathway to teaching is a continuous cycle where aspiring teachers emerge from the K-12 system, go to college, and then return to the K-12 system to teach a new generation of students; the quality and diversity of the teaching force(More)
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