Patricia L Dill

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The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among incarcerated juveniles in Mississippi was examined. A total of 482 adolescents completed a diagnostic questionnaire and a subset (N = 317) was assessed with face-to-face semi-structured interview. Most of the study participants met criteria for one mental disorder, 71-85% depending on assessment method,(More)
Indicators of self-efficacy and motivation to change (stage of change) with regard to drinking and to drinking and driving were examined in a sample of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenders in a court-mandated intervention program. Self-administered questionnaires that contained pertinent measures were completed by 210 consenting offenders (34 of whom(More)
Perceived stress and stressors of nontraditional (returning-adult) and traditional college students were compared. Forty-seven nontraditional students 24-54 years old and 47 traditional students, matched for demographics, completed the Adolescent Perceived Events Scale (Compas, Davis, Forsythe, & Wagner, 1987) for college students. They rated 210 life(More)
Specimens from 45 patients with previously-untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were tested for in vitro chemosensitivity to ten drugs utilising the DiSC assay, which measures cell kill in the total (largely non-dividing) tumour cell population. Thirty-five assays were successful and 25 patients with advanced disease subsequently received(More)
This review summarizes evidence on negative affect among drinking drivers. Elevations in negative affect, including depressed mood, anxiety and hostility, have long been noted in convicted drinking drivers, and recent evidence suggests an association between negative affect and driving after drinking in the general population. Previous efforts to understand(More)
Relationships between depressed mood, abstinence confidence and temptation, and experienced emotions just before and during recent drinking driving sequences (drinking driving emotional states: DDES) were examined in a sample of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offenders. Depressed mood offenders (41% of sample) reported lower abstinence confidence, higher(More)
Impaired driving is a leading cause of alcohol-related deaths and injuries. Rehabilitation or remedial programs, involving assessment and screening of convicted impaired drivers to determine problem severity and appropriate programs, are an important component of society's response to this problem. Ontario's remedial program, Back on Track (BOT), involves(More)
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