Sue K. Adams

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Cerebral malaria is a major killer in the developing world, but we still know very little about the causes of this disease. How does Plasmodium falciparum cause such a devastating neurological disease while it is in the brain vasculature? Why do some patients die, whereas others survive? What processes contribute to disease in the brain, and can we reverse(More)
The ability to perceive accurately the onset and intensity of asthma symptoms is a cornerstone of effective asthma management. Research in pediatric and adult asthma patients has shown the important role of symptom perception in asthma management, morbidity, and mortality. Assessment of symptom perception ability has largely remained an empiric methodology(More)
OBJECTIVES Ascertaining the quality of life (QoL) in people with dementia is important for evaluating service outcomes and cost-effectiveness. This paper identifies QoL measures for people with dementia and assesses their properties. METHOD A systematic narrative review identified articles using dementia QoL measures. Electronic databases searched were(More)
This study examines (a) relations among technology use during sleep time, sleep quality, and depression/anxiety and (b) time awake due to technology use. Two hundred thirty-six college students completed self-report questionnaires and week-long sleep diaries. Results revealed that 47 percent of students reported night-time waking to answer text messages and(More)
At this time, compared with mainstream (Caucasian) youth, cultural minority adolescents experience more severe substance-related consequences and are less likely to receive treatment. Although several empirically supported interventions (ESIs), such as motivational interviewing (MI), have been evaluated with mainstream adolescents, fewer published studies(More)
This paper presents a conceptual model including examples of risk and resource factors associated with indices of school-related asthma morbidity (eg, missed sleep, participation in activities, school absences) in a group of urban, school-aged children with asthma from ethnic minority backgrounds. Specifically, the current longitudinal study examines(More)
Children with asthma living in urban environments are at risk for experiencing internalizing problems and difficulties at school due to social context and health-related stressors. Parent confidence and participation in the school and children's attitudes about school were explored in association with children's depressed mood and school anxiety. Forty-five(More)
BACKGROUND Inaccurate symptom perception contributes to asthma morbidity and mortality in children and adults. Various methods have been used to quantify perceptual accuracy, including psychophysical (resistive loading) approaches, ratings of dyspnea during induced bronchoconstriction, and in vivo monitoring, but it is unclear whether the different methods(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study sought to evaluate patterns of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in a sample of Latino and non-Latino white (NLW) children with asthma to determine whether parental beliefs about conventional medications and barriers to obtaining these medications were related to CAM use and to assess whether CAM use was associated(More)