R. Greg Vaughan

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In December 1999, the first Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument and an Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument were launched into polar orbit on the Terra spacecraft. Both instruments measure surface radiance, which requires that they are calibrated and validated in flight. In-flight(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of use of psychotropic drugs in Sydney nursing homes. DESIGN Survey of data from medical records of residents and interviews with residents and staff. SETTING Central Sydney Health Area, June to December 1993. PARTICIPANTS All residents of 46 of the 47 nursing homes in the western sector of the health area. MAIN(More)
A 1993 survey of nursing home residents in one part of Sydney was repeated 9 months later. Details of psychotropic medication given to the 1433 residents who survived and remained in the same 38 nursing homes were examined. There were modest reductions in the percentage of residents taking neuroleptics, anxiolytics and hypnotics, but there was an increase(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Bicycle injuries account for 10% of all pediatric traumatic deaths. Bicycle helmets have proven to decrease morbidity and mortality, yet trauma data show low helmet use among injured children. However, owning a bicycle helmet does not universally result in a child wearing a helmet. Furthermore, we hypothesize that parental perception of(More)
OBJECTIVE To address both clinical and ethical concerns in psychiatric research, the study assessed the subjective experience of being a participant in a feasibility study of outcome in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. METHOD A questionnaire assessing positive and negative reactions to three typical research methodologies(More)
There is a longstanding belief that personality represents a structure that is stable over time, and changes, if at all, very slowly. Nonetheless, clinical and empirical evidence suggests that in patients with some Axis I disorders, the rate of personality disorders using DSM criteria decreases after treatment, suggesting that personality as assessed by(More)
Despite the widespread use of long-term psychodynamic treatments, methodologically rigorous outcome studies have not been conducted. The authors describe the results of a feasibility study designed to (1) investigate whether patients in psychodynamic treatment, including psychoanalysis, could be recruited and retained as research subjects, (2) determine(More)
[1] Thermal infrared (TIR) data from the MASTER airborne imaging spectrometer were acquired over Mount St. Helens in Sept and Oct, 2004, before and after the onset of recent eruptive activity. Pre-eruption data showed no measurable increase in surface temperatures before the first phreatic eruption on Oct 1. MASTER data acquired during the initial eruptive(More)
Senior nursing staff of the 58 nursing homes in one health area of Sydney were interviewed concerning mental health services and staff education. One or more psychiatrically trained staff were employed in 45 per cent of the nursing homes. Most nursing homes received services from a psychiatrist or another mental health professional, but the average time per(More)