Paul Arntson

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To examine health promotion in a primary-care context, we studied perceived and actual communication in 271 consultations between general practitioners and patients in Oxford (England). Although health promotion is a term usually reserved for public-health or wellness programs, a health promotion perspective enriches the examination of communication in(More)
To compare the perspectives of adult childhood cancer survivors and their parents in terms of: (1) parental involvement in the survivor's healthcare, (2) thoughts and discussion about their own or their son's/daughter's childhood cancer, (3) concern about the survivor's current health status, and (4) perceived benefits of follow-up care. Forty-two adult(More)
It is argued that the analysis-of-variance model is inappropriate for assessing treatment effects in single-subject designs. In particular, such designs are demonstrated to violate the crucial assumption concerning the statistical independence of observations. Alternative methods of data analysis are suggested.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the specificity of hypergraphia to temporal lobe epilepsy using the paradigm developed by Sachdev and Waxman (1981). One hundred and thirty-eight patients were sent a standard stimulus letter and the response rates were examined for the patient groups with temporal lobe epilepsy (N = 80), and without (N =(More)
This study investigated pediatrician-parent communication by content, analyzing medical encounters in a setting providing continuity of care. Thirty-eight encounters between middle class families and three senior pediatricians were audio-taped, transcribed, and analyzed for content. The categories of medical communication coded from the interactions were(More)
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