Pamela T. Mahlow

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PURPOSE To determine whether physical activity participation was specifically and positively associated with executive function in older individuals after accounting for age, education, and IQ. METHODS Participants were 120 healthy men (N = 38) and women (N = 82) aged 65-92 yr (mean = 78.9, SD = 5.8), who were free of depression and dementia (Beck(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We identify geographic, system, and socioeconomic differences between injured children cared for within and outside of state-designated trauma centers. METHODS This was a nonconcurrent observational study of a population-based sample from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Public Patient Discharge Database(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the documented utility of regionalized systems of pediatric specialty care, little is known about the actual use of such systems in total populations of chronically ill children. The objective of this study was to evaluate variations and trends in regional patterns of specialty care hospitalization for children with chronic illness in(More)
BACKGROUND While it is known that trauma systems improve the outcome of injury in children, there is a paucity of information regarding trauma system function amid changes in policies and health care financing that affect emergency medical systems for children. OBJECTIVES To describe the trends in the proportion of pediatric trauma patients acutely(More)
Assessing impact of functional dependency on quality of life (QOL) among older adults can provide an in-depth understanding of health preferences. Utilities as a measure of preferences are necessary in conducting cost-effectiveness evaluations of healthcare interventions designed to improve overall QOL. We describe further development of a multimedia(More)
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