Pradeep P Gidwani

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OBJECTIVES To test the efficacy of problem-solving skill training (PST) in improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with persistent asthma from predominantly lower socioeconomic status (SES) Spanish-speaking Hispanic families. METHODS Randomized controlled trial comparing standard care waitlist (SC) control, home-visiting asthma(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, and the risk of disease increases the earlier in life smoking begins. The prevalence of smoking among US adolescents has increased since 1991. Despite bans on television tobacco advertising, smoking on television remains widespread. OBJECTIVE To determine whether youth with(More)
To examine cultural variation in mothers' perceptions of hyperactive behaviors in school-age boys, we surveyed 135 mothers in 3 ethnic groups: Puerto Rican, Central and South American, and Anglo. Mothers read or heard 8 taped vignettes of boys with behaviors related to DSM-IV hyperactivity criteria. In 50% of the vignettes, Spanish-responding mothers were(More)
OBJECTIVES To document the prevalence and practice patterns of pediatric hospitalists in academic centers in Canada and the United States; to characterize academic pediatric department chairs' definition of the term hospitalist; and to characterize pediatric department chairs' views of the training requirements for pediatric hospitalists. METHODS A(More)
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