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OBJECTIVE To directly compare estimates of potential depressive disorders and clinically significant depressive symptoms using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Older Adult Health and Mood Questionnaire (OAHMQ) among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). RESEARCH DESIGN 727 participants from a hospital in the Southeastern United States(More)
BACKGROUND Shiftwork among health care workers impacts upon the safety and health of both employees and patients. AIMS To characterize shiftwork-related attitudes, behaviours, symptoms and coping strategies among health care workers, two validated questionnaires (the Standard Shiftwork Index and the Pressure Management Indicator) were used to identify(More)
UNLABELLED Krause JS, Zhai Y, Saunders LL, Carter RE. Risk of mortality after spinal cord injury: an 8-year prospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a theoretical model for mortality after spinal cord injury (SCI) by sequentially analyzing 4 sets of risk factors in relation to mortality (ie, adding 1 set of factors to the regression equation at a time).(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the association of 2 distinct psychologic constructs, personality and purpose in life (PIL), with risk of early mortality among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Prospective cohort study with health data collected in late 1997 and early 1998 and mortality status ascertained in December 2005. SETTING A large(More)
OBJECTIVES Metabolites of estrogen (estrone-3-glucuronide [E1G]) and melatonin (6-hydroxymelatonin sulfate [6-OHMS]) were characterized among women living in a community with increased radiofrequency (RF) exposure from radio and television transmitters. METHODS RF spot measurements, and personal 60-Hz magnetic field and residential parameters were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. OBJECTIVES To identify the stability of socio-environmental, behavioral and health predictors of mortality over an 8-year time frame. SETTING Data were analyzed at a large medical university in the Southeast United States of America (USA). METHODS Adults with residual impairment from a spinal cord injury (SCI) who were at(More)
BACKGROUND The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines at no cost to children who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN), or underinsured and vaccinated at Federally Qualified Health Centers or Rural Health Clinics. The objective of this study was to compare influenza vaccination coverage of VFC-entitled to(More)
OBJECTIVE This was a 12-week randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of quetiapine monotherapy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHOD Eighty patients were randomly assigned to treatment with either quetiapine or placebo. The primary outcome measure was the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE Prevention of influenza among infants and young children is a public health priority because of their high risk for influenza-related complications. Depending on a child's age and previous influenza vaccination history, they are recommended to receive either 1 dose or 2 doses of influenza vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated against influenza(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccines available for children in the United States include inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). Objectives of this study were to quantify proportions of IIV and LAIV received by vaccinated children, and examine associations between vaccine type received and demographic characteristics. (More)