Patricia Jones

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The study participants were 197 deaf or hard-of-hearing students with mild to profound hearing loss who attended general education classes for 2 or more hours per day. We obtained scores on standardized achievement tests of math, reading, and language/writing, and standardized teacher's ratings of academic competence annually, for 5 years, together with(More)
This paper articulates the logic of computational organizational modeling as a strategy for theory construction and testing in the field of organizational communication networks. The paper introduces, Blanche, an object-oriented simulation environment that supports quantitative modeling and analysis of the evolution of organizational networks. Blanche(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertension is a leading cause of stroke, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart and kidney failure in the United States, all of which contribute to the rising costs of health care. The Georgia Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program is an education and direct service program for low-income patients with hypertension. This project(More)
AIM To determine the efficacy and usefulness of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care bundle designed for the initial management of acute exacerbations of COPD and to assess whether it improves quality of care and provides better outcomes. INTRODUCTION The level of care provided in the emergency department (ED) for COPD exacerbations varies(More)
BACKGROUND In Georgia an estimated 32% of blacks and 28% of whites have high blood pressure. In 2004 the rate of death from stroke in Georgia was 12% higher than the national average, and blacks in the state have a 1.4 times greater rate of death from stroke than that of whites. CONTEXT The Georgia legislature funds the Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention(More)
NASA/National Solar Observatory Spectromagnetograph (SPM) data are compared with spacecraft measurements of total solar irradiance (TSI) variations for 8 yr beginning with the declining phase of solar cycle 22 and extending into the maximum of cycle 23. Previously reported conclusions based on a similar comparison for a shorter time period appear to be(More)
The properties of tectonic earthquake sources are compared with those deduced here for fault planes in solid neutron-star matter. The conclusion that neutron-star matter cannot exhibit brittle fracture at any temperature or magnetic field strength is significant for current theories of pulsar glitches, and of the anomalous X-ray pulsars and soft-gamma(More)