Leroy M. A. Maeder

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One hundred twenty-three male veterans were randomly assigned to control, education, and psychological groups to improve oral hygiene behavior. The educational group received four 40-min sessions designed to increase knowledge of the causes and prevention of dental disease. The psychological intervention also consisted of four 40-min sessions. However, a(More)
Several medical areas that require patient compliance have successfully used psychological interventions emphasizing cognitive behavioral components. However, there are no published reports on the effect of cognitive behavioral interventions on oral hygiene in adults using an experimental design. For this study, 100 male veterans age 21-65 years were(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes mellitus, which afflicts 15 million Americans, is associated with accelerated cervical carotid artery atherosclerosis and a heightened risk of stroke. This study attempted to determine the prevalence of calcified atherosclerotic lesions in a group of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. STUDY DESIGN The panoramic radiographs(More)
This study explored gingival cervicular fluid (GCF) volumes as measured by the Periotron in an attempt to find a more objective measure of gingival inflammation that could be used in dental compliance studies. The first step in this process was to assess the reliability of the method of collecting and determining GCF volumes as described by the(More)
This study employed a recently developed questionnaire, the Dental Coping Beliefs Scale (DCBS), to evaluate the effect of oral hygiene interventions on dental beliefs. The DCBS was administered to 100 subjects. Compared to an untreated control group, there was an increase in the ability to improve oral health through self-effort for the three experimental(More)
The City of Brotherly Love proved true to name in its reception and entertainment of the delegates to the annu.al meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 30 to June 3, 1932. The local committeemen under the leadership of Dr. Albert C. Buckley and Dr. Leroy M. A. Maeder were continually on the alert in providing for the comfort and pleasure of(More)
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