Sarah E. Holmes

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The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize caretakers who fail to utilize the poison center for unintentional poisonings involving children. We interviewed 210 caretakers of children evaluated for unintentional poisoning in the emergency center of an urban, university-based teaching hospital to determine (1) whether demographic differences(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare continuity clinic experiences by practice setting and postgraduate level. DESIGN Mailed questionnaire. SETTING Baylor College of Medicine pediatric residents selected 1 of 3 continuity practice settings, including community-based private offices (n = 35) and university-based clinics in a private (n = 71) and a public (n = 12)(More)
This study examined underlying similarities between the Personal Authority in the Family System Questionnaire (PAFS; Bray, Williamson, & Malone, 1984a) and the Differentiation of Self Inventory (DSI; Skowron & Friedlander, 1998). Generalized least-squares factor analysis yielded two related factors, Self Regulation and Interdependent Relating, accounting(More)
To estimate the effectiveness of a poison center by determining the number of potential medical facility visits for childhood poisonings which are prevented, and to determine how callers learned about the poison center in order to help guide future public educational efforts, a cross-sectional telephone survey was done. A systematic sample of caretakers of(More)
INTRODUCTION Lead toxicity is well recognized as a significant cause of morbidity in children, especially those under the age of six years. While lead toxicity has not been recognized as a public health problem in Houston, it is possible that children in the area suffer from low-level lead effects on the central nervous system. OBJECTIVES To detect(More)
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