Nisreen Cain

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For many software projects, keeping requirements on track needs an effective and efficient path from data to decision. Visual analytics creates such a path that enables the human to extract insights by interacting with the relevant information. While various requirements visualization techniques exist, few have produced end-to-end value to practitioners. In(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to characterize adults with intellectual disability (ID) and concomitant clinical diagnoses of bipolar disorder (BPD), and determine whether DSM-IV criteria would distinguish individuals with BPD from patients with other psychiatric diagnoses. METHODS A retrospective chart review was done of a convenience sample(More)
When individuals with a developmental disability experience a behavioral or psychiatric crisis, their community placement may be threatened. A model crisis intervention program for individuals with dual diagnoses was discussed and performance and outcomes of such a service for 267 children and adults reviewed. Analysis indicated that 69% of the individuals(More)
Two interrelated cross-sectional studies were conducted to expand earlier findings about correlates of outwardly directed aggressive behavior in children with mental retardation. In Study 1 we compared children with mental retardation, 27 with and 23 without aggression. Aggression was best predicted by concurrent self-injurious behavior (SIB). In Study 2 we(More)
ions are provided by many data-parallel tools that allow users to write parallel programs conveniently. Different tools provide different abstractions depending on their models. Many parallel application tools’ developers have common motivations and goals toward optimizations. To compete with hand-written code in performance, they try to optimize the tool,(More)
The aim of the present study was to identify the age correlates of behavioural crises in adults with intellectual disability (ID) living in the community. The cohort consisted of 185 clients (IQ < 70), ranging in age from 20 to > 70 years, who were referred to a crisis intervention programme specializing in services to individuals with dual diagnosis over a(More)
A cohort of 199 individuals with mental retardation referred for behavioral and psychiatric crisis intervention services was studied to determine attributes differentiating physically aggressive behavior from other behavioral problems. Individuals with aggressive and nonaggressive behavior had similar neurological histories and current medical status and(More)
Characteristics of 98 clients re-referred to receive services from a community-based crisis intervention program were compared to those of program clients who were served during the same 5.25-year period who were not referred. The majority of re-referrals occurred because of the same challenging behavior causing initial referral. Eight-eight percent of(More)
This compendium provides a quick reference to available tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium carbonate, and stimulants. The charts include adult dosages, drug precautions, side effects, interactions with other drugs, and effects on clinical laboratory tests. Basic information on the prevention and management of overdose with(More)
Few studies have examined the relationship of behavior and health status among aging persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Behavioral disorders, which often are coincident with functional decline in older persons with I/DD, may be more related to medical morbidity than previously reported. This cross-sectional study examined the(More)
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