Thomas P E Wells

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Objectives: Although several national health surveys have implemented data collection efforts to identify and characterize disability among children, the large number of items these surveys have required to measure childhood disability prohibit their use in general population surveys. Using a conceptually based approach, we examine whether concise sets of(More)
This study of sibling resemblance in educational attainment seeks to determine whether the effect of family background on educational attainment differs according to family structure, birth order, and sex. In order to address these research problems, I analyze sibling data from both waves of the National Survey of Families and Households and use a form of(More)
The world's teenage population is expected to increase from 936 million in 1980 to 1147 million by the year 2000. Thus, adolescents can have a significant impact on future population growth if teenage pregnancies continue to increase. However, there is also concern about the effect of teenage pregnancies on the health and well-being of mother and child. (More)
Effective doctor-patient communication is an essential part of good medical practice. Question asking is one way for patients to have greater participation. In this feasibility study, patients were given the opportunity to list questions or discussion topics on a proforma before seeing the doctor in an oncology outpatient clinic. The items listed were(More)
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