Mary E. Procidano

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Three studies are described in which measures of perceived social support from friends (PSS-Fr) and from family (PSS-Fa) were developed and validated. The PSS measures were internally consistent and appeared to measure valid constructs that were separate from each other and from network measures. PSS-Fr and PSS-Fa were both inversely related to symptoms of(More)
Seventy-one doctoral programs in professional psychology were surveyed with respect to the incidence of students' professional deficiencies and related procedures. Professional deficiencies, particularly limited clinical skills and personality/emotional problems, were reported by 89% of the respondents, twice the number that have official policies for(More)
14 heterozygote patients, belonging to three families with factor VII Padua defect were investigated. All patients were asymptomatic but presented a mild prolongation of prothrombin time. Factor VII activity varied between 45 and 61% of normal and no overlap was found with the homozygous or the normal populations. On the contrary, factor VII cross-reacting(More)
A "new" antithrombin III abnormality is described in four members of a family. The proposita is a 38 years old female who showed no thrombotic disease and the following laboratory pattern: normal routine clotting tests, normal or near normal AT III activity (chromogenic substrates S-2238 and Chromozym Th) both in plasma and in serum and in the presence or(More)
A new patient with factor VII Padua abnormality is presented. The proposita is an 11-year-old girl who showed a mild bleeding tendency and a laboratory pattern characterized by a prolonged prothrombin time corrected by normal serum, normal partial thromboplastin time and normal Thrombotest. Factor VII assay was 10% using rabbit brain thromboplastin and 100%(More)
The pathogenesis of branch retinal vein occlusion has not been completely clarified. The role of abnormal blood viscosity in the appearance and evolution of the disease has recently been advocated. We studied 54 patients with long-standing branch retinal vein occlusion from a hemorrheologic point of view. Depending on the extension of retinal ischemia, two(More)
The influences of coping strategies and of perceived social support from family and friends on the psychological adjustment of intravenous drug users (IVDUs) with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were investigated. Twenty-seven male AIDS patients with a history of intravenous drug use completed a demographic questionnaire, Trails-B, the Ways of(More)
Homogamous assortative mating is examined in the context of intergenerational processes and the migration experience in two generations of Puerto Rican families in New York City: mothers and fathers in a parent generation (100 pairs) and their married child and the child's spouse in the child generation (100 pairs). The variables used to examine(More)
In twelve subjects with Polycythemia vera (P.V.) whole blood, plasma and relative viscosities and the main factors capable of influencing such parameters (Hct, RBCs, WBCs and platelet count, total proteins, gamma-globulins and fibrinogen) were investigated. Ten normal subjects of similar age and sex were studied as control. Whole blood viscosity was(More)
In patients receiving long-term acenocoumarin treatment, the effect on anticoagulant activity of atenolol (100 mg once-daily) and metoprolol (100 mg twice daily) was compared in a randomised within-patient open trial. No significant differences were demonstrated between mean prothrombin time and Thrombotest during treatment with atenolol, metoprolol or(More)