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OBJECTIVE We examined the prevalence and correlates of dog walking among dog owners, and whether dog walking is associated with meeting the American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association physical activity guidelines. METHODS In March 2008, we mailed a survey to dog-owning clients from two San Diego County veterinary clinics. Useable data(More)
One hundred seven patients in an acute care setting who had lay sitters to provide the constant observation judged necessary to meet their safety needs were studied to determine the effect of psychiatric liaison nurse specialist (PLNS) consultation on nursing care and the use of sitters. After placement in either a suicidal or nonsuicidal group, subjects(More)
This study was designed to identify and describe the prescribing practices of advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Part I describes the demographic, educational, and clinical setting characteristics. A survey method was used with N = 88 nurses representing seven different states. Nurse prescribers were: younger than nonprescribers, employed in community(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional research study was to examine factors affecting medication adherence in Thai individuals with schizophrenia. The Common-Sense Model of Illness Representation was used to guide the study. Two hundred twenty-five subjects met the inclusion criteria and were interviewed. Variables of interest focused on experience of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this descriptive study was to describe attainment of glucose and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor goals and to identify factors that were associated with successful goal achievement. METHODS A cross-sectional survey enrolled 110 subjects with type 2 diabetes undergoing screening for asymptomatic myocardial ischemia. (More)
Predicting prospective healthcare costs is of increasing importance. Genetic search is used to discover attribute sets and associated posterior probability classifiers that predict the top 0.5% most costly individuals in year <i>N</i> + 1 based on previous medical conditions and costs in year <i>N.</i> The predictive performance of single-variable(More)
Obesity is highly prevalent in persons with bipolar disorder. This results in increased physical morbidity and poorer psychiatric outcomes. Multiple variables have been identified as potentially responsible for the weight gain in these individuals. Efforts to use successful treatment strategies require an understanding of these variables and methods that(More)
BACKGROUND A task force of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses initiated a survey to identify how advanced practice psychiatric nurses were addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES Practice patterns of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health(More)