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Psychometric Evaluation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (Laps)
AbstractThis paper reports on the development and psychometric evaluation of a scale for assessing emotional attachment of individuals to their pets. Previous attachment scales have sufferedExpand
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Exposure to Trihalomethanes and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Exposure during pregnancy to disinfection by-products in drinking water has been hypothesized to lead to several adverse reproductive outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study to examineExpand
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Acute traumatic injuries in rural populations.
In the United States, injuries are the leading cause of death among individuals aged 1 to 45 years and the fourth leading cause of death overall. Rural populations exhibit disproportionately highExpand
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Pet Ownership and Attachment as Supportive Factors in the Health of the Elderly
AbstractIn order to examine pet ownership and pet attachment as factors supporting the health of the elderly, a national probability sample of Americans 65 years of age and older was drawn.Expand
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Symptoms of psychological distress and suicidal ideation among banana workers with a history of poisoning by organophosphate or n-methyl carbamate pesticides
Objectives Neuropsychiatric disorders and increased suicide rates have been associated with exposure to cholinesterase inhibiting organophosphates. This study examined symptoms of psychologicalExpand
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Agricultural work-related injuries among farmers in Hubei, People's Republic of China.
OBJECTIVES This population-based study evaluated patterns of and risk factors for, agricultural injuries among farmers in the People's Republic of China. METHODS A multistage sample of 1500 ChineseExpand
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Nonfatal injuries among US children with disabling conditions.
OBJECTIVES We investigated the risk of nonfatal injury in US children with disabilities. Disability was defined as a long-term reduction in the ability to conduct social role activities, such asExpand
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Livestock-handling injuries in agriculture: an analysis of Colorado workers' compensation data.
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that livestock-handling injuries are among the most severe of agricultural injuries. This study identifies the costs, characteristics, and contributingExpand
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Costs, mortality likelihood and outcomes of hospitalized US children with traumatic brain injuries
Primary objective: To examine the hospitalization costs and discharge outcomes of US children with TBI and to evaluate a severity measure, the predictive mortality likelihood level. Research design:Expand
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Work-related pesticide poisoning among farmers in two villages of Southern China: a cross-sectional survey
BackgroundPesticide poisoning is an important health problem among Chinese farm workers, but there is a paucity of pesticide poisoning data from China. Using the WHO standard case definition of aExpand
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