Sandy Gibson

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OBJECTIVES To investigate short-term effects of Multi-Sensory Stimulation (MSS) on behaviour, mood and cognition of older adults with dementia, the generalization of effects to day hospital and home environments and the endurance of any effects over time. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial comparing MSS with a credible control of one-to-one activities.(More)
The purpose of this article was to review the empirical literature that investigated trauma and stress among older adults in the criminal justice system. Nineteen journal articles published between 1988 and 2010 were identified and extracted via research databases and included mixed age samples of adjudicated older and younger adults (n = 11) or older adult(More)
This study examined lifetime trauma and life event stressors among young and older prisoners. A stratified random sample of young (age 18 to 24 years) and older (age 55 and above) male prisoners was drawn from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Fifty-eight participants completed a modified version of the Trauma and Stressful Life Experiences(More)
BACKGROUND Research into the effectiveness of counselling in primary care is rare. This study attempts to provide a thorough evaluation of the effects of a new counselling service introduced throughout Dorset. AIM To evaluate the impact of counselling on client symptomatology, self-esteem, and quality of life. The effect of counselling on drug(More)
The purpose of this pilot study is to examine the impact of trauma, age, and ethnicity on the world assumptions of criminal offenders. Fifty-eight incarcerated offenders completed a modified version of Stressful Life Events Screening Inventory (SLESI) and the World Assumptions Scale (WAS) during 1-hr face-to-face interviews. Ordinary least square regression(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, hemodialysis (HD) is generally performed via a bicarbonate dialysate. It is not known if small amounts of acid used in dialysate to buffer the bicarbonate can meaningfully contribute to overall buffering administered during HD. We aimed to investigate the metabolism of acetate with use of two different acid buffer(More)
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