Laura Blake

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Two tapes of six emotions (anger, fear, sadness, contentment, happiness, love) recorded by child and adult speakers were played to child and adult listeners to determine whether (a) each group of listeners responds more accurately to positive or negative emotions; (b) each group of speakers communicates positive or negative emotions more accurately; (c-g)(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep problems are a major risk factor for the emergence of mental health problems in adolescence. The aim of this study was to investigate the post intervention effects of a cognitive-behavioral/mindfulness-based group sleep intervention on sleep and mental health among at-risk adolescents. METHOD A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was(More)
The 12 acute care public hospitals in New York City (HHC hospitals) are compared with a matched group of nonpublic hospitals (non-HHC hospitals). The following questions are considered: using DRGs to define case mix, how does the case mix of HHC and non-HHC hospitals differ; to what extent do differences in case mix account for differences in average length(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep problems are a major risk factor for the emergence of depression in adolescence. The aim of this study was to test whether an intervention for improving sleep habits could prevent the emergence of depression, and improve well-being and cardiovascular indices amongst at-risk adolescents. METHODS/DESIGN A longitudinal randomised controlled(More)
Objectives The aim of this study was to test whether a cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based group sleep intervention would improve sleep and anxiety on school nights in a sample of at-risk adolescents. We also examined whether benefits to sleep and anxiety would be mediated by improvements in sleep hygiene awareness and presleep hyperarousal. (More)
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