Patrick A Scollin

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Currently, diets higher in polyunsaturated fat are believed to lower blood cholesterol concentrations, and thus reduce atherosclerosis, greater than diets containing high amounts of saturated or possibly even monounsaturated fat. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of diets containing mid- or high-linoleic oil versus the typical(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the risk of work injury by socioeconomic status (SES) in hospital workers, and to assess whether SES gradient in injury risk is explained by differences in psychosocial, ergonomic or organisational factors at work. METHODS Workforce rosters and Occupational Safety and Health Administration injury logs for a 5-year period were(More)
Lutein and zeaxanthin accumulate in the macular pigment of the retina, and are reported to be associated with a reduced incidence of age-related macular degeneration. A rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin in the American diet is the yolk of chicken eggs. Thus, the objective of the study was to investigate the effect of consuming 1 egg/d for 5 wk on the(More)
Emu oil is derived from the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), which originated in Australia, and has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation was induced in anesthetized CD-1 mice by applying 50 μL of 2% croton oil to the inner surface of the left ear. After 2 h, the area was treated with 5μL of emu, fish, flaxseed, olive, or liquified(More)
A descriptive cross-sectional survey was used to collect data from nurse educators related to the use of online electronic resources for scholarly pursuits. The 35-question survey was divided into 4 sections, Environment, Stressor, Utilization, and Demographics information. Two open-ended questions were also included to allow respondents to elaborate on(More)
Funding from the University of Massachusetts president's office allowed two campuses of the University of Massachusetts system to offer nursing faculty and students PDAs containing medical/nursing databases for use during their clinical rotations. A study was designed to explore student's attitudes toward the use of PDAs in a clinical setting and to(More)
BACKGROUND Imputed job characteristics had been used as proxy of exposure to working conditions. O*NET database provides job information that could be useful to evaluate psychosocial working conditions. METHODS Consistency and total agreement between O*NET and self-reported psychosocial exposure (demand/control (DC), effort/reward (ER) proxy models, and(More)
In summary, previous attempts to explain the role of inheritance in autoimmune disorders through family studies have been hampered by the variable degree of phenotypic expression. Our evidence utilizing dogs in family studies is consistent with the concept that genetic factors play some role in determining disease susceptibility. Recognizing the complexity(More)
"The PDA as a Reference Tool: The Libraries' Role in Enhancing Nursing Education" is a pilot project funded by the University of Massachusetts President's Office Information Technology Council through their Professional Development Grant program in 2004. The project's goal is to offer faculty and students in nursing programs at two University of(More)