Rachel L. Freeman

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OBJECTIVES The need to assess both lay and professional views of oral health is believed to be at the centre of success when providing dental health care for older patients. Self-perceived physical (oral) health and perceptions of psychosocial functioning must be included if expressed need is to be assessed. The aim of this work was to construct an(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study is to assess the reliability and validity of a schedule to determine the normative denture treatment needs of older people. DESIGN The design used assessed inter-examiner reliability (criterion validity), test-retest reliability, and content and face validity of the schedule. SETTING The inter-examiner reliability study(More)
Many individuals with mental retardation, autism, and other related disabilities lead lives that are significantly restricted because of problem behaviors such as self-injury and aggression. We processed two data sets, one describing heart rate patterns and the other describing the behavioral events of one subject diagnosed with severe mental retardation,(More)
This paper presents and discusses utilization and referral patterns for home health services in Mississippi. The universe of agencies delivering services in an eleven (11) county sample area is surveyed for patient demographic characteristics, modes of referral to home care and diagnostic characteristics. Comparisons are made of diagnoses of the 65 and over(More)
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is highly prevalent and associated with a wide variety of negative mental and physical health outcomes. School-based CSA education and prevention programs have shown promise, but it is unclear to what extent community-level characteristics are related to their effectiveness. The present cluster randomized controlled trial(More)
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