Margaret Murphy

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A deep breath (DB) during induced obstruction results in a transient reversal with a return to pre-DB levels in both asthmatic and nonasthmatic subjects. The time course of this transient recovery has been reported to be exponential by one group but linear by another group. In the present study, we estimated airway resistance (Raw) from measurements of(More)
A follow-up study to at least the age of 21 years of 135 individuals with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed in childhood and an IQ of over 30 was conducted. The study is distinctive in its large size, low attrition rate and use of systematic interviews to obtain clinical information. Questionnaires completed by caregivers asked about the development of(More)
Cognitive load theory can inform the design of web-based instruction. The basic premise of cognitive load theory is that the focus of an instructional module must be the instruction itself. Information that is adjunct to the instruction must be designed to minimize cognitive load and enhance working memory. Because the mental resources of working memory can(More)
BACKGROUND Triage of toxicology patients presents a challenge due to their complexity, underlying psychosocial issues, and additional pharmacological considerations. Two emergency department triage systems used in Australia, the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS) and the Manchester Triage System (MTS), were compared in triaging patients presenting with(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to gain insight into the patients' perceptions of migraine and chronic daily headache (CDH) management. METHODS Thirteen, semi-structured and individual interviews with seven migraine and five CDH patients were carried out and analysed in QSR NUD*IST5, using a grounded theory methodology. RESULTS The participants described(More)
BACKGROUND Many strategies are available to treat and prevent migraine and chronic daily headache (CDH). Broadly these strategies can be divided into four groups, including (i) health care consultations, (ii) medication and alternative remedies, (iii) general (acute and prophylactic) strategies, and (iv) social support. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the utility of the Abbreviated Westmead Post-traumatic Amnesia Scale, which includes the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and 3 picture cards used to measure amnesia, in identifying the presence or absence of posttraumatic amnesia in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). DESIGN Prospective study using data from the Abbreviated(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency departments (ED) continue to evolve models of care and streaming as interventions to tackle the effects of access block and overcrowding. Tertiary ED may be able to design patient-flow based on predicted dispositions in the department. Segregating discharge-stream patients may help develop patient-flows within the department, which is(More)
The STEP-DIET program, a computer assisted instruction (CAI) tool, was developed to prepare dietetic students for their hospital based practical training in the academic setting. This study aimed to evaluate the potential for using the programme within nursing education. The evaluation framework of Kirkpatrick [I. Forsyth, A. Jolliffe, D. Stevens (Eds.),(More)