Leslie Gibbs

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This literature review is a systematic attempt to isolate the personal characteristics of alcoholics generally associated with their prognosis. Forty-five studies which met certain standards for inclusion are summarized here. The description of each study and its corresponding list of characteristics of alcoholics investigated for prognostic value are(More)
This review uses tables to summarize empirical evidence about the validity and reliability of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST). Twelve studies met standards for inclusion. MAST diagnosis agreed with diagnosis by other criteria for alcoholism in approximately three of four cases. Where inconsistency occurred, MAST tended to over-diagnose.(More)
OBJECTIVE Although chronic pain is prevalent among American Indian (AI) populations, the use of traditional healing practices has not been widely investigated. The aim of this qualitative study was to solicit information from adult AIs with chronic pain regarding use of traditional health practices (THPs) for chronic pain and pain reduction. DESIGN(More)
This classification is intended to meet four criteria for a good taxomony so that it might serve as a guide for matching types of alcoholics with types of treatments. Steps used to develop the classification include: isolating prognostic indicators (prognostic indicators are personal characteristics of alcoholics that are shown empirically related to(More)
Eleven common clinicians' fallacies have been briefly described. Based on experience, the authors of this article believe these are the most common and pernicious ones in interdisciplinary psychiatric treatment. These patterns may lead to erroneous interdisciplinary treatment decisions for many patients. In order to protect the well-being of psychiatric(More)
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