Princewill Stanley

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BACKGROUND Individual beliefs and cognitions may affect adjustment to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and illness perceptions, in particular, have been reported to correlate with both disability and psychological adjustment to CFS in self-diagnosed cases. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to examine these relationships in a clinic sample of CFS(More)
The material tensile strength of a range of convex-faced tablets, compacted under controlled conditions at pressures of 40 and 320 MPa from a size fraction of acetylsalicylic acid, has been assessed. The calculation of the tensile strength sigma 1, from observed fracture loads obtained in diametral compression testing, is based on the equation derived by(More)
A theoretical analysis of the influence of polymer film coatings on the mechanical strength of tablets has been undertaken. Making some basic assumptions, the theory predicts that neither the thickness of the substrate nor that of the coating has any influence on which fractures first, this being solely determined by the ratio of the tensile fracture(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence of abnormal illness behaviour in patients with a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. DESIGN A cross sectional descriptive study using the illness behaviour questionnaire to compare illness behaviour scores and illness behaviour profiles of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and patients with multiple sclerosis.(More)
The porosity and tensile strength of convex-faced aspirin tablets formed under a compaction pressure in the range 40-320 MPa and at punch velocities in the range 0.008 to 500 mm s-1 have been determined. The material tensile strength, sigma f, was calculated from the observed fracture load, Ps, using the equation of Pitt et al (1988): sigma f = 10 Ps/pi(More)
BACKGROUND Since it is projected that by 2020 seventy percent of the elderly will reside in developing countries, a reliable screening method for dementia and cognitive impairment in general in populations with diverse languages, culture, education and literacy will be needed. We sought to determine if the Clock Test, a screening test for dementia, was(More)