Monika B Eckfield

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Collecting phenotypic data necessary for genetic analyses of neuropsychiatric disorders is time consuming and costly. Development of web-based phenotype assessments would greatly improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of genetic research. However, evaluating the reliability of this approach compared to standard, in-depth clinical interviews is(More)
Clinically significant hoarding behaviors (HB) have been defined as acquisition of, and failure to discard, large numbers of items, which limits the use of one's home and causes functional impairment or distress. HB disproportionally affect adults aged 55 and older, and although research on HB has accelerated in the past decade, few studies focus on older(More)
Pathological hoarding-related beliefs, such as need to control possessions, and inflated sense of responsibility over possessions, have been used to explain the development of symptoms of hoarding disorder (HD). While these beliefs have been the focus of the current standard treatment for HD, it is of significant clinical interest to further examine other(More)
Although individual and group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the standard treatment approach for hoarding disorder (HD), it requires trained mental health professionals with specialization in HD. There is a need to offer additional options and services due to the limited number of professionals with advanced training, combined with the high(More)
Baccalaureate nursing programs select students likely to graduate, become licensed, and contribute to a diverse workforce, and admissions criteria need to support those goals. This study assessed five criteria: pre-admit science GPA; TEAS score; healthcare experience; previous baccalaureate degree; and pre-admission university enrollment vs. college(More)
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