Shannon L Casey

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CONTEXT High-risk sexual behavior is increasingly prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) and among men with a history of repeat testing for HIV. OBJECTIVES The study assessed whether one counseling intervention session focusing on self-justifications (thoughts, attitudes, or beliefs that allow the participant to engage in high-risk sexual(More)
This article provides an empirically supported reminder of the importance of accuracy in scientific communication. The authors identify common types of inaccuracies in research abstracts and offer suggestions to improve abstract-article agreement. Abstracts accompanying 13% of a random sample of 400 research articles published in 8 American Psychological(More)
THE AWARENESS THAT HIV transmission is facilitated by the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has helped focus public HIV prevention efforts for the past several years. However, a persistent reservoir of asymptomatic STDs could stymie these efforts, and the National Institute of Medicine has reported on the dangers of the “hidden(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a tri-modal intervention (LEVITY) to improve women's mood. This eight-week randomized experiment with a placebo-control group targeted women with symptoms of mild to moderate depression. Women in the intervention group were instructed to take a brisk 20-minute outdoor walk at target heart rate of 60% of(More)
The current study investigated social support and relationship status (single, dating-but-not-cohabiting, cohabiting, domestic partnership/civil union, married) as predictors of depressive symptoms among lesbian and heterosexual women. The study aimed to determine whether the documented higher rates of depressive symptoms among lesbians compared to(More)
This study examined the prevalence of mental health needs and rates of service utilization among youth detained in a metropolitan juvenile justice system in California. Of the 345 youth in the sample, 265 (76.8 %) qualified for high or acute mental health need and 210 (60.9 %) had at least one prior contact with mental health services. No differences in(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive exposure to manganese (Mn) may cause parkinsonian-like motor and tremor symptoms and adverse cognitive effects, including problems with executive functioning (EF), resembling those found in later-stage Parkinson's disease (PD). Studies seeking to differentiate PD patients into subgroups with associated cognitive and functional outcomes(More)
The quantification of dose from hot particles in the nuclear power industry has received a good deal of attention in the past few years. Specifically, calculational models have been developed to determine shallow dose equivalent from both beta and gamma-rays (using VARSKIN) and to estimate deep dose equivalent based upon the gamma dose at a tissue depth of(More)
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