Mary McGonigle

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AIM To evaluate methods of performance assessment through an international literature review and a survey of current practice. BACKGROUND Over the past two decades health care organizations have focussed on promoting high quality care in conjunction with retaining motivated staff. Cognisant of such initiatives, we sought to evaluate assessment methods for(More)
The objective of the research was to evaluate the usability of a multimedia software application that provides information on coping with difficult situations, dealing with everyday caring problems, and first aid for emergency situations. Casual users (family caregivers, professional caregivers, and older people) were invited to use the software application(More)
The heritability of hostility as measured by the Cook and Medley Ho scale was assessed in an adult male sample of 60 monozygotic and 61 dizygotic twin pairs. For the total Ho scale, as well as its health predictive component, the results were consistent with a moderate genetic effect. Results are discussed in terms of genetic and environmental influences on(More)
Chronic hostility is associated with increased vulnerability to serious physical illness, making developmental influences on this trait important. We used the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) model to examine retrospective descriptions of twin interactions during childhood in a sample of 48 adult male twin pairs. Consistent with previous(More)
OBJECTIVE This report describes the design and evaluation of a software application to help carers cope when faced with caring problems and emergencies. DESIGN The design process involved users at each stage to ensure the content of the software application was appropriate, and the research team carefully considered the requirements of disabled and(More)
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