Rebecca D'Agostino

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This article presents the development of a brief, self-report measure of female sexual function. Initial face validity testing of questionnaire items, identified by an expert panel, was followed by a study aimed at further refining the questionnaire. It was administered to 131 normal controls and 128 age-matched subjects with female sexual arousal disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE To recalibrate an existing Framingham risk score to produce a web-based tool for estimating the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in seven British black and minority ethnic groups. DESIGN Risk prediction models were recalibrated against survey data on ethnic group risk factors and disease prevalence(More)
The FoCaS (Forsyth County Cancer Screening) Project was one of six projects funded by the National Cancer Institute "Public Health Approaches to Breast and Cervical Cancer" initiative. The goal of this project was to improve the use of breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income, predominately African-American, women age 40 and older. Strategies(More)
Cancer mortality rates are greater for African Americans than for whites. Reasons for this are due in part to the disproportionate number of the poor who are African American. Of particular concern are breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, as screening exams, when used regularly, can reduce mortality. As part of an National Cancer Institute-funded study(More)
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) presents several unique challenges in the design and interpretation of multicenter clinical trials. This paper discusses the issue of baseline differences between study populations, using the demographic data of a recent publication describing the validation of a new questionnaire for the evaluation of FSD.
This prospective, randomized study compared the incidence and duration of postanesthetic agitation in children whose parents were present or absent during emergence from anesthesia. Findings demonstrated that there was no difference in agitation between groups; however, more parents who were present believed they were present at "the right time," in(More)
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