Leonie Petry

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BACKGROUND Many studies have investigated the relationship between psychosocial factors and the susceptibility to infectious diseases. Fewer studies have investigated the relationship between stress and the immunologic response to vaccines. A follow-up study was designed to investigate the relationships between stress, distress, and the antibody response to(More)
Family practice residency programs teach obstetrics using both hospital service block rotations and longitudinal management of family practice center pregnant patients. A national survey was conducted to identify characteristics and outcomes of residencies using family physicians and/or obstetricians as preceptors for the longitudinal teaching of(More)
BACKGROUND The Cervex-Brush (Rovers, The Netherlands; Unimar, Wilton, Conn) is a cervical cytologic sampling device used to simultaneously collect endocervical and ectocervical cells. The optimal method for using this device to collect cervical epithelial cells for a Papanicolaou smear has not been described in the medical literature. METHODS Using the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if a breast self-examination (BSE) "prompt" on oral contraceptive pill (OCP) packages would improve the frequency and timing of BSE among women who use OCPs. METHODS Women between 13 and 40 years of age who were initiating, restarting, or continuing use of OCPs completed a baseline survey that assessed(More)
The purpose of the present study was to develop and test attitude scales for menopause and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) using 116 college-aged and 136 mid-aged women. Factor scores indicate that mid-aged women view menopause in a more benign fashion than college-aged women and are more likely to view ERT as positive while recognizing side effects.(More)
BACKGROUND Cervicography is an adjunct method of cervical cancer screening intended to complement cervical cytologic sampling, ie, Papanicolaou (Pap) smear. Cervicography involves obtaining and evaluating a photographic image of the cervix. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the screening use of cervicography as an adjunct to clinical(More)