Maggie Griffiths

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This study was undertaken to evaluate the recurrence risks for sibs of patients with symmetrical spasticity (either quadriplegia or diplegia) in the absence of factors known to cause spastic cerebral palsy (e.g. pre-term birth, perinatal hypoxia). Among 669 children in the West Midlands with spastic cerebral palsy, 24 had symmetrical spasticity and normal(More)
Details on all cases of hepatitis A notified in North Queensland in 1996 and 1997 were prospectively collected. There were two substantial outbreaks and a total of 225 cases during this period. The total incidence rate (per 100,000) was 11.0 in 1996 and 27.0 in 1997. Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders constituted 29% of cases and had incidence rates of(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a dominantly inherited predisposition to the development of many hundreds to thousands of adenomatous polyps of the colon. The mean age of onset is around 15 years, symptoms may arise in the third decade, and the median age for the development of colonic cancer is 35-40 years. Prophylactic colectomy reduces the risk(More)
Leadership development is seen as central to the modernisation agenda of the NHS. It has been identified in key policy documents and a range of leadership development programmes have been developed to meet this need This paper reviews the evidence concerning leadership development in nursing. The conclusion reached is that leadership is only one element in(More)