Randall J Simmons

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Compared responses of parents of infants with cystic fibrosis, those with congenital heart disease, and those with healthy babies on the Parenting Stress Index. Diagnostic group differences were found mainly in the Child Domain with parents of ill infants reporting greater stress. Differences between mothers and fathers were found mainly in the Parent(More)
For two decades, observational methods have been used to measure postural loads in industry. These methods depend on the analyst's judgment to characterize correctly the working postures. The errors associated with estimating the body part's angular deviation from the neutral position are not known. Recently, videotaping of a work situation, followed by(More)
Eighty-five 12- to 15-year-old adolescents regularly attending the cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic of The Hospital for Sick Children were asked to complete the Children's Health Locus of Control and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Their parents were requested to complete the Child Behavior Checklist. Thirty-four males (72%) and 28 females (74%) participated(More)
Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instruction, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden(More)
In recent years, there has been an increased use of back supports in US industry to reduce the frequency and concomitant costs of lower-back disorders. The obvious question is, 'Can back supports relieve the load on the lumbar spine for employees engaged in industrial operations?'. This paper is directed towards answering this question because there have(More)
As part of a longitudinal study, children in three groups (healthy, n = 33; cystic fibrosis (CF) n = 28; congenital heart disease (CHD) n = 23) were seen between the ages of 12 and 18 months to assess infant-mother attachment and at two years to observe parent-child negotiation of autonomy/dependence in a puzzle task. Although the healthy group included the(More)
One hundred and twenty-six 6 to 11-year-old latency age children with Cystic Fibrosis regularly attending the CF clinic of the Hospital for Sick Children were asked to complete the Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale and the Children's Health Locus of Control. Their parents were requested to complete the Child Behavior Checklist and the Family Assessment(More)
The 79 female and 147 male patients constituting the population with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 16 years and older attending The Hospital for Sick Children were asked to complete the Cornell Medical Index (CMI) and Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS); 64 female (81%) and 112 male (76%) subjects participated. Analysis of CMI results showed 43% of female(More)
Sodium polyanethol sulphonate (SPS) when incorporated into rat erythrocyte lysate (REL) containing semi-solid agar medium at 1 mg ml-1. markedly enhanced colony formation by a number of anchorage-independent cell lines. REL usually needed to be included for the expression of SPS induced potentiation as in its absence SPS was generally cytotoxic. Studies(More)