Leila D Heckel

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OBJECTIVE This study investigated the presence and nature of EEG clusters within a clinically-referred sample of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), and whether behavioural differences exist between clusters. METHOD Participants were 155 boys with AD/HD and 109 age- and gender-matched controls. EEG was recorded during an(More)
BACKGROUND Carers provide extended and often unrecognized support to people with cancer. The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that excessive carer burden is modifiable through a telephone outcall intervention that includes supportive care, information and referral to appropriate psycho-social services. Secondary aims include estimation of changes(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Upper airway muscles such as genioglossus (GG) and tensor palatini (TP) reduce activity at sleep onset. In GG reduced muscle activity is primarily due to inspiratory modulated motor units becoming silent, suggesting reduced respiratory pattern generator (RPG) output. However, unlike GG, TP shows minimal respiratory modulation and presumably(More)
AIMS The aims of this analysis were to examine levels of unmet needs and depression among carers of people newly diagnosed with cancer and to identify groups who may be at higher risk, by examining relationships with demographic characteristics. METHODS One hundred and fifty dyads of people newly diagnosed with cancer and their carers, aged 18 years and(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine how people diagnosed with cancer who call the Cancer Council Helpline in South Australia differ from carers/family/friends (caregivers) who call. Descriptive, retrospective audit of calls from people who contacted Cancer Council Helpline in South Australia between 16 April 2009 and 16 April 2013 who were diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE Community-based cancer organizations provide telephone-based information and support services to assist people diagnosed with cancer and their family/friends. We investigated the demographic characteristics and psychosocial support needs of family/friends who contacted Australian Cancer Council 13 11 20 information and support helplines. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND While the administration of blood transfusions outside of the hospital has become more prevalent, little is known about patients' attitudes regarding this practice. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Twenty-nine adult patients who regularly received blood transfusions in a hospital's outpatient clinic and had never received home transfusions were(More)
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