Robert W Bandy

Learn More
Fibromyalgia (FM), defined as the presence of both chronic widespread pain and the finding of 11/18 tender points on examination, is an illness associated with major personal and societal burden. Supervised aerobic exercise is an important treatment modality to improve patient symptoms. Unfortunately, adherence to an exercise regimen after a structured(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the clear causal relationship between smoking and periodontal disease, and the negative effect of smoking on wound healing, it is of great importance to evaluate the tobacco-cessation interventions provided by periodontal practices. The use of tobacco-cessation interventions in clinical practice can be measured by whether the(More)
This study investigated whether family structure transition and low income are risk factors in the development of prosocial behavior. Models of young adults' prosocial behavior - charitable giving and volunteering - were estimated as functions of their family structure and income during the stages of childhood. Participants were a representative sample of(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that there is no relationship between the components of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) discrepancy index (DI) and duration of orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 732 patient records with permanent dentition was performed. Pretreatment radiographs and casts were used to determine(More)
in Los Angeles. We are grateful for financial support from NICHD Grant Number 1 R01 HD04645633-01. We also appreciate the funding from several agencies to the PSID that supports the data infrastructure necessary to our research. Also, grants from Atlantic Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the collection of giving and(More)
BACKGROUND It is sometimes necessary for courts to appoint guardians for adult, incapacitated patients. There are few data describing how medical decisions are made for such patients before and during the guardianship process. OBJECTIVE To describe the process of medical decision-making for incapacitated, hospitalized adults for whom court-appointed(More)
Preliminary versions of this paper was presented at the 2006 Population Association of America Annual Meeting and the 2008 meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Activity. We are grateful for financial support from NICHD Grant Number 1 R01 HD04645633-01. We are thankful to the agencies that fund the PSID data(More)
Unbefriended, incapacitated individuals who lack surrogates to make medical decisions present a complex problem to the healthcare providers who treat them. Adults without surrogates are among the most vulnerable in the community and are often alone and estranged from family, neglected and abused, and at risk of receiving inappropriate medical treatment.(More)
  • 1