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BACKGROUND We describe our experiences with identifying and recruiting Ontario parents through the Internet, primarily, as well as other modes, for participation in focus groups about adding the influenza vaccine to school-based immunization programs. OBJECTIVE Our objectives were to assess participation rates with and without incentives and software(More)
BACKGROUND Recruiting pediatric samples for research may be challenging due to parental mistrust of the research process, privacy concerns, and family time constraints. Recruitment of children with chronic and genetic conditions may further complicate the enrollment process. OBJECTIVE In this paper, we describe the methodological challenges of recruiting(More)
The purpose of this mixed method study was to describe family management challenges for parents who have sons with Klinefelter Syndrome (KS). Standardized survey results showed that stress, quality of life and family management struggles varied by parent age. When interviewed, parents described feeling uninformed and without support to make decisions about(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize associations among psychosocial well-being, physical phenotype, and sex hormones in a sample of youth with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). We hypothesized that KS physical traits (phenotype) are associated with adverse psychosocial health measures and that testosterone levels are associated with adverse psychosocial health. STUDY(More)
OBJECTIVE In adults, elevated levels of retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) have been associated with biochemical markers of adiposity-related co-morbidities including insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and abdominal obesity. This study examined the relationship between RBP4 and risk factors for co-morbidities of adiposity in a population of(More)
Chief Complaint The mother’s chief complaint was that the infant’s head seemed to be very large and that the infant may have some muscle weakness, as demonstrated by her inability to sit without losing her balance. The mother also expressed concerns regarding other aspects of the infant’s development including motor, social, and language skills when she(More)
BACKGROUND In most advanced practice programs, preceptors are relied on for providing student clinical experiences. Preceptor feedback often indicates that many students show competency deficits in well child care, case presentation, and clinical skills. METHOD An innovative preclinical experience was developed using nonscripted pediatric patient and(More)
47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome) is associated with a spectrum of complex clinical needs that are associated with variable physical, neurocognitive and psychosocial aspects. For patients and families affected by this sex chromosome trisomy, navigation of health care services is difficult due to lack of 47,XXY awareness among many health care providers and(More)
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