N W Eastman

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Previous studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate ingestion prior to exercise may improve performance during repeated (interval) bouts. To examine the practical implications of such findings, seven collegiate swimmers participated in simulated swim competitions of multiple events following sodium bicarbonate (B) ingestion, placebo (P) ingestion and(More)
BACKGROUND The Department of Health defines needs as "the ability to benefit from healthcare interventions". Outcome measurement is an integral component of needs assessment because it underpins 'ability to benefit'. AIMS To propose a framework for addressing the measurement of outcome in relation to mentally disordered offenders (MDOs). METHOD Based on(More)
BACKGROUND The government has highlighted the service needs of mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) and has introduced policies which have driven MDO needs assessment. METHOD Based on a literature review and a national survey of agencies likely to be conducting needs assessment, the paper reviews government policy regarding MDO needs assessment and(More)
In contrast to our previous studies on the submersion of scuba divers in a state of neutral buoyancy, neither plasma beta-endorphin-like immunoreactivity (beta-EIR) nor affective feelings were significantly changes in scuba divers by mimicking diving pressures of 2 feet (0.6 m) and 50 feet (15.2 m) for 20 min in a hyperbaric chamber. It is concluded that(More)
The submersion of eight male scuba divers in a state of neutral buoyancy for 20 min resulted in a significant increase (mean, 20%) in plasma beta-endorphin immunoreactivity (beta-EIR), and all subjects reported post-submersion feelings of well-being, relaxation or euphoria. The increase in beta-EIR was negatively correlated with age (r = -0.727) and diving(More)
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