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KBG syndrome (OMIM 148050) is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by macrodontia, distinctive craniofacial abnormalities, short stature, intellectual disability, skeletal, and neurologic involvement. Approximately 60 patients have been reported since it was first described in 1975. Recently mutations in ANKRD11 have been documented in patients with(More)
This pilot study employed qualitative interviews to assess nursing home residents' perceptions of their "best" and "worst" experiences in the nursing home. Findings suggest residents are least satisfied with the care provided by nurse aides, and most satisfied with that provided by professional staff members. The quality of interpersonal relationships with(More)
OBJECTIVE In the last decades, the epidemiological and demographic transition in Chile has resulted in a considerable increase in diet-related non-communicable chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a health promotion programme (HPP) on behaviour in terms of the dimensions of the health-promoting lifestyle profile (HPLP)(More)
We evaluated 197 patients with predominantly late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) who belonged to several ethnic groups and analyzed the relationship of age of onset of AD to the presence or absence of several risk factors in this entire group of patients. The apolipoprotein E (apoE) epsilon 4 allele frequency, which was 29% in all patients (compared with(More)
Self-reported health can serve as a reliable indicator of an individual's physical health status and future morbidity and mortality. Although patients are commonly asked "How do you feel?" they are rarely asked to rate their health on a continuum of excellent to poor. This question can be helpful in ascertaining the need for further assessment or referral.
The high rate of turnover among nurse aides employed in nursing homes has been associated with the low job status and the poor job benefits accorded workers. However, this is not always the case. Competitive benefit packages and limited labor market opportunities increase the likelihood that nurse aides in some nursing homes may stay on the job despite(More)
This paper reports the findings of a study of 103 home care workers who have cared for PWAs. It investigated degree of "exposure" to AIDS cases, perception of risk of occupational contagion, client/worker relationships, attitudes toward homosexuality and drug abuse and other work related factors for their relationship with psychological morale and job(More)
This qualitative study describes how forty-one perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease (CHD) perceive their illness experience. Five focus groups were conducted by a professional facilitator at two community hospitals in New Jersey. All data were collected and analyzed based on the grounded theory approach. Findings indicate that(More)
This article reports the findings of a retrospective study of elderly Medicare patients (N = 8,915) discharged from New York City hospitals prior to the implementation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System in New York State. Its purpose was to investigate physical comorbidity, mental comorbidity, age, and other factors for their relationship with(More)