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As more people connect to the Internet, researchers are beginning to examine the effects of Internet use on users' psychological health. Due in part to a study released by Kraut and colleagues in 1998, which concluded that Internet use is positively correlated with depression, loneliness, and stress, public opinion about the Internet has been decidedly(More)
Many believe that males and females use and regard computer technology differently. Males are generally assumed to be more comfortable with, more adaptable to, and less anxious with computer technology. The same biases are now being applied specifically to Internet technology. Based on research showing that men prefer to use the Internet for information(More)
Three studies examined self-verification motives in relation to collective aspects of the self. Several moderators of collective self-verification were also examined--namely, the certainty with which collective self-views are held, the nature of one's ties to a source of self-verification, the salience of the collective self, and the importance of group(More)
BACKGROUND Eczema is common in children and in the UK most cases are managed in primary care. The foundation of all treatment is the regular use of leave-on emollients to preserve and restore moisture to the skin. This not only improves comfort but may also reduce the need for rescue treatment for 'flares', such as topical corticosteroids. However,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of 'leave on' emollients for children with eczema. DESIGN Single-centre, pragmatic, 4-arm, observer-blinded, parallel, randomised feasibility trial. SETTING General practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS Children with eczema aged 1 month to <5 years. OUTCOME MEASURES Primary(More)
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