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This study investigated the relationship of religious orientation, religious affiliation, and spiritual well-being with treatment outcomes in an eating disorder inpatient treatment program. Participants were 251 women diagnosed with an eating disorder. Gain scores on the Eating Attitudes Test, Body Shape Questionnaire, Outcome Questionnaire 45.2, and(More)
There has been considerable interest in the benefits and risks of eating Great Lakes fish, particularly with regard to reproductive health. We report the results of a survey conducted from 1993-1995 among Michigan anglers. The survey was designed to identify a reproductive-aged cohort of persons who consume high or low levels of Great Lakes fish in order to(More)
We investigated the relationships between religiousness and spirituality and various indicators of mental health and positive psychosocial functioning in three separate samples of college students. A total of 898 students at Brigham Young University participated in the three studies. The students ranged in age from 17 to 26 years old, with the average age(More)
A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students" (2015). Abstract In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on(More)
This thesis has been read by each member of the following graduate committee and by majority vote has been found to be satisfactory. As chair of the candidate's graduate committee, I have read the thesis of Deon G. Leavy in its final form and have found that (1) its format, citations, and bibliographical style are consistent and acceptable and fulfill(More)
Parental functioning is essential to children's development. Therefore, this cross-sectional single-center study examined the prevalence of family strain in 181 parents and its associations to psychosocial functioning in their children after LT. Median age at LT was one yr. Mean time elapsed since LT was 5.8 yr. The IFS, and the SDQ were applied to parents.(More)
In the face of the trend toward brief hospitalization, rising re-admission rates and other indices of poor community adjustment, concern has developed about the adequacy of psychiatric aftercare services. The authors report on a comprehensive study of psychiatric aftercare in a large metropolitan area (population 2.5 million). The study followed(More)
Although psychiatric aftercare has received increased attention, little is known about patients' needs for community resources or about predischarge referral patterns. The authors interviewed hospital staff about needs and referrals for each of 747 patients about to be discharged. Nearly all patients had needs in the medical/therapeutic area and most(More)
To improve the prediction of suicidal risk one has to understand the suicidal thoughts in individuals. We formalized these ideas and integrated them into an understanding system. In such a system the ideas concerning suicide cooperate in such a way so that the suicidal attempt appears to be the optimal solution for this patient. We discuss the question(More)
The development of coordinated systems for delivery of aftercare services to psychiatric patients has lagged far behind the theoretical emphasis on community maintenance. From a collaboration of 29 treatment and rehabilitation facilities, an independent agency was established to improve aftercare services in Metropolitan Toronto. Known as Community(More)