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BACKGROUND Spirituality is receiving greater attention in the medical literature, especially in the family practice journals. A widely applicable instrument to assess spirituality has been lacking, however, and this has hampered research on the relationship between spirituality and health in the clinical setting. METHODS A new instrument, called the(More)
Our laboratory has recently identified a keratan sulfate proteoglycan (KSPG), named claustrin, that inhibits neural cell adhesion and neurite outgrowth in the chick nervous system. Antisera prepared against claustrin were used to screen a cDNA expression library from embryonic day 9 chick brain. Initial characterization of positive cDNAs revealed a high(More)
Increasing numbers of homeless female-headed families are entering temporary shelters. Social workers who work with sheltered families are confronted with a complex array of health care problems. This article introduces an analytic framework that classifies the types of health problems that emerge among shelter residents and serves as a guide to social work(More)
In the present study we have characterized the major proteoglycans of chick brain, focusing on their pattern of expression in development and on identifying the heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) that binds to the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM). The major chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPG) are a heterogeneous group of molecules with an average(More)
BACKGROUND This paper assesses the accuracy of self-reported dates of last mammograms from a postal survey compared to dates of mammograms in medical records. METHODS The subjects included women 50 years of age and older who were members of a local health maintenance organization, had reported ever having a mammogram, and had completed a postal(More)
A family history of breast cancer is an established risk factor for the disease, but there are few published studies on the use of breast cancer screening tests among family-history-positive women. Among 1015 respondents to telephone surveys of random samples of women 50 to 75 years old residing on Long Island (New York), the frequency of ever having had a(More)
Needs assessment for a continuing medical education (CME) intervention directed at increasing breast cancer screening of women 50 years of age and older included a survey of target primary care physicians (n = 370) to explore areas of interest for CME in breast cancer detection and to establish baseline screening practices. The survey was completed at(More)
BACKGROUND When the clinical care of minority breast cancer survivors is transferred from oncology settings to primary care, quality of care may be compromised if their primary care providers do not have adequate cancer treatment records and follow-up care guidelines. Survivorship care plans (SCPs) given to survivors before they transition to primary care(More)
Throughout its history, social work has played a critical role in major client/patient care initiatives because of its unique perspective, wisdom, and skills. The new screening standards set forth by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer place oncology social workers at the forefront of developing and implementing procedures for distress(More)