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The Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) is a well-known instrument for the assessment of symptom-related distress among cancer patients. Despite its broad application, the utility of the RSCL with patients of some cancers is hindered by the omission of several important physical symptoms and methodological limitations of previous validation studies. The aims(More)
BACKGROUND Recent media attention has focused on patients who use faith healers to care for their medical problems. Many people who use faith healers also consult physicians. This study was done to learn more about how often physicians see patients who are involved in faith healing, and to learn more about physicians' attitudes about, and experiences with,(More)
An inverted-U mechanism has been proposed to explain findings that both under- and overstimulation of dopamine (DA) receptors in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) result in working memory impairments. Dopamine release in the mPFC is also associated with the mediation of other behavioral processes such as affective regulation, reward, and nociception. The(More)
This study examined attitudes, knowledge, and training relating to adolescent health issues, of medical residents in six different specialties who provide care to adolescents, at a southern, rural medical school without an organized curriculum in adolescent medicine. An original 18-item questionnaire was developed which examined four broad health care(More)
A 2 x 2 x 2 factorial study was conducted to examine the effects of gender, trials/day (TPD), and retention interval (RI) on acquisition of a two-choice win-stay water-escape task in 4-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats. Variations of this task have previously been shown to be sensitive to changes in working memory that occur with age (Means and Kennard, 1991)(More)
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