Sheila Jacobson

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Path analyses using data from 72 men and 78 women between 22 and 32 years of age compared two models linking personality (conflict resolution styles, intimacy maturity, and occupational identity status) and social roles (family and work status) to young adults' alcohol use. Poor conflict resolution skills and less adult work statuses best accounted for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if an intervention for preschool-aged children in primary care is effective in reducing screen time, meals in front of the television, and BMI. METHODS A randomized controlled trial was conducted at a primary care pediatric group practice in Toronto, Canada. Three-year-old children and their parents were randomly assigned to receive(More)
We report the imaging findings and management of a case of suppurative pylephlebitis of unknown cause in a 10-year-old girl. Percutaneous aspiration of frank pus from the portal vein confirmed the diagnosis and contributed to therapy. Percutaneous transhepatic thrombolysis was attempted but was unsuccessful. Because of the nonspecific presentation of this(More)
BACKGROUND Use of neuroleptic medication by the general population of acute care hospitals and in geriatric populations in long-term care has been described. This study examines the use of neuroleptics in acutely ill medical/surgical geriatric patients. METHODS Chart review was performed for geriatric patients prescribed a neuroleptic drug during a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify child and parental factors associated with screen time in 3-year-old children. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Participants were recruited from a large primary-care paediatric group practice in Toronto, Canada. SUBJECTS Healthy 3-year-old children were included. A questionnaire was completed by their parents on screen time.(More)
The relationship between the process of psychotherapy and patient outcome, as measured by completion or relapse, was examined in an eight-month trial of therapy with outpatient depressed women. Of four therapy components analyzed, discussion of mental symptoms and overt expression of anxiety were significantly associated with relapse.
106 low income sexually active women ages 15-30 years were interviewed at a hospital clinic to determine whether the psychosocial characteristics associated with effective use of contraception are susceptible to policy shifts (e.g., changes in the availability of welfare benefits or abortion services). 60% of the women reported always using birth control(More)
A post mortem enquiry has been made into the social family and clinical circumstances of 50 individuals who, according to a coroner's verdict, killed themselves in Brighton. A dimensional analysis of the 123 variables thus collected suggested the possibility of three distinct types of suicide: "depressive suidice', "sociopathic suicide' and "physical(More)