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Decreasing acceptance of biotechnologies over time has been reported in Europe. Studies claim that attitudes are negative, even hostile, and that people are very worried about genetic engineering in food and medicine. However, such studies are mostly based on surveys and these have significant methodological problems, such as low response rates, which may(More)
Drawing from the theoretical orientation of Apparatgeist (Katz and Aakhus, 2002), this study explored cultural similarities and differences in perceptions and uses of mobile telephony. A sample of college students from Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, Hawaii, and the U.S. Mainland were surveyed to assess (1) perceptions of the mobile phone as fashion, (2) attitudes(More)
Psychological effects of participation in Protocol 019, a zidovudine placebo-controlled clinical trial, were investigated. Forty-six Protocol 019 subjects and 27 control asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive subjects were assessed at entry, 2 months, 6 months, and after trial modification. At baseline there were no psychological(More)
BACKGROUND To describe rates of needle disposal and barrier use within the emergency departments at two privately owned community hospitals in two suburbs of Minneapolis, a study was conducted. This study consisted of direct observation of a cohort of emergency department personnel providing patient care followed by a self-administered survey of the same(More)
There are many problems facing the neurosurgeon when separating craniopagus twins. The condition is rare, with an incidence of 1 in 2.5 million births. As such there is a paucity of information in the literature regarding strategies for separation. Over the last 20 years, there has been a gradual improvement in survival rates due to a combination of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine demographics and immunization attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of parents who sought medical attention for a child due to an adverse event following immunization (AEFI). METHODS A sample of households that participated in the National Immunization Survey was re-contacted during 2001. This analysis was conducted in 2004 and 2005. (More)
Exposure to HIV in the workplace is a major concern for health care workers. The greatest risk for bloodborne pathogen transmission is associated with percutaneous injuries involving hollow-bore needles contaminated with patient blood. Limited data are available about how many sharps injuries (SIs) and needlesticks (NSs) occur in the United States, with(More)
The objectives of this study were to (i) identify 'Worried' and 'Fencesitter' mothers through the use of screening questions; (ii) obtain detailed information from participants about their attitudes and beliefs regarding vaccines and their interactions with their child's main health care provider, including availability of immunization information; (iii)(More)