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OBJECTIVES: To develop and test the effectiveness of an Internet-based self management program by multidisciplinary health care professionals for patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: The comprehensive educational material for HF was created and posted on a website. A computer with Internet connection and computer training were provided first. A secure(More)
OBJECTIVE Difficulties in communication and social relationships present a formidable challenge for many people after traumatic brain injury (TBI). These difficulties are likely to be partially attributable to problems with emotion perception. Mounting evidence shows facial affect recognition to be particularly difficult after TBI. However, no attempt has(More)
AIMS To determine the effectiveness of 2 interventions for different aspects of emotion-processing deficits in adults with acquired brain injury (ABI). PARTICIPANTS Nineteen participants with ABI (minimum 1 year postinjury) from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Canada. INTERVENTIONS (1) Emotion processing from faces ("facial affect recognition" or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if olfaction is associated with affect recognition and empathy deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Prior research has shown that TBI often leads to loss of smell. We hypothesized a relationship with emotion perception, because the neural substrates of the olfactory system overlap with the ventral circuitry of the orbital(More)
This article describes how older persons perceive and use personal emergency response systems (PERSs), including issues related to device design, and report reasons for nonuse of PERSs. Data for this study were collected through a semistructured questionnaire that included fixed and open-ended response questions. Six hundred six participants 60 years and(More)
This article is based on the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Aging Consumer Assessments Study. The sample included 1,056 subjects who reported use or nonuse of assistive devices. Of these subjects, 873 identified reasons for not using or being dissatisfied with certain assistive devices. Study participants owned a mean of 14.2 assistive(More)
This study compared differences in coping strategies, such as the use and ownership of assistive devices and home modifications, for 64 black and 441 white frail elders from the University at Buffalo Consumer Assessment Study. Controlling age, income, and education, there was no difference between black and white elders on health and functional status.(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship of impairment types to grip strength in the live-at-home frail elderly. DESIGN All data in this cross-sectional study were collected in face-to-face interviews in subjects' homes by a nurse or occupational therapist. A total of 832 elders with activity limitations, as determined by the FIM instrument, participated in(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the most common causes of head injury and associated symptoms of concussion in a population of school children (n=1,372,979). Using standardized injury report forms, we identified the mechanisms of head injury associated with various sports/recreation activities and assessed each injury for the presence of(More)