Susan K. Cohen

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BACKGROUND A prospective study of computer users was performed to determine the occurrence of and evaluate risk factors for neck or shoulder (N/S) and hand or arm (H/A) musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) and disorders (MSD). METHODS Individuals (n = 632) newly hired into jobs requiring > or = 15 hr/week of computer use were followed for up to 3 years. At(More)
BACKGROUND Despite widespread recommendations regarding posture during computer use, associations between specific postures and musculoskeletal health are not well characterized. METHODS Six hundred and thirty-two newly hired computer users were followed prospectively to evaluate associations between posture and neck or shoulder (N/S) and hand or arm(More)
Since the Surgeon General's Workshop on Violence and Public Health (Leesburg, Virginia, October 27-29, 1985), a substantial literature has developed about the limitations of the health care response to family violence. Many contributions have reflected experiences in limited numbers of practice settings (e.g., a single emergency department or hospital).(More)
Several organizations have developed online crowdsourcing platforms that tap into the “wisdom” (creative ideas for new products and services) of a large “crowd’ of non-experts (consumers). The crowdsourcing model seems very attractive because consumers are intrinsically motivated to freely contribute their creative ideas, but little is known about the(More)
BACKGROUND There is good evidence for the efficacy of inpatient palliative care in improving clinical care, patient and provider satisfaction, quality of life, and health care utilization. However, the evidence for the efficacy of nonhospice outpatient palliative care is less well known and has not been comprehensively reviewed. OBJECTIVE To review and(More)
By now, Uganda’s success story has become virtually synonymous with the so-called ABC approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, for Abstain, Be faithful, use Condoms. And, indeed, it is clear that some combination of important changes in all three of these sexual behaviors contributed both to Uganda’s extraordinary reduction in HIV/AIDS rates and to the country’s(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital-based interdisciplinary palliative care teams (PCTs) are increasingly being established to meet the growing demand for high quality care for patients with life-limiting illnesses in which the goal is comfort rather than cure. Two recent studies suggest that PCTs teams are highly effective in influencing care of patients within large(More)
For physicians to better treat and advise their patients on the roles of behavioral and social factors in health and disease, greater levels of competency in social and behavioral sciences are needed. Physicians should also understand the structure, financing, and administration of the health care delivery system, so that they will be able to practice(More)
BACKGROUND Although client-centred care is regarded as the optimum way of delivering health care, there is currently no method to measure the client-centredness of services for youth with disabilities. PURPOSE To develop a measure of youths' perceptions of the client-centredness of health care services in rehabilitation. METHODS The Giving Youth a Voice(More)