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Blank, Steven - - 2009
In recent years, there has been a trend in California from harvesting hay in small hay bales of about 125 pounds to very large bales of 1,300 pounds or more. This shift is driven by both production considerations and the preferences of some consumers, but has significant implications for the ...
Kobayashi, Mimako - - 2009
Infectious animal diseases are an ever-present threat to intensive livestock production. We analyzed control technology for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in a livestock-intensive region of the Central Valley, using a previously developed, numerical, optimal disease-control model. We found that the alternative FMD controls we studied (early detection, herd depopulation and vaccination) ...
Hanson, Blaine - - 2009
Despite nearly 30 years of research supporting the need for subsurface drainage-water disposal facilities, the lack of these facilities continues to plague agriculture on the San Joaquin Valley s west side. One option for coping with the resulting soil salinity and shallow water-table problems is to convert from furrow or ...
Farrar, James - - 2009
In recent years, lenticel rot of potato tubers, caused by the bacterium Erwinia carotovora subsp. caroto-vora, has become an economically important postharvest disease for Kern County growers. Disease symptoms are sunken and rotted tissue surrounding tuber lenticels, which develop after harvest and packing. In the field, the bacterium also causes ...
Jetter, Karen - - 2009
This study presents an economic analysis of cost increases for citrus, avocado and nursery producers should the Diaprepes root weevil become established in California. First identified in Southern California in 2005, Diaprepres would mainly affect orange, grapefruit, lemon and avocado crops. The primary impacts would be increased production costs for ...
Frankie, Gordon - - 2009
Evidence is mounting that pollinators of crop and wildland plants are declining worldwide. Our research group at UC Berkeley and UC Davis conducted a 3-year survey of bee pollinators in seven cities from Northern California to Southern California. Results indicate that many types of urban residential gardens provide floral and ...
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Matawira, Prespone - - 2009
Magona, Sindiwe - - 2009
Frank, Liz - - 2009
Sachs, Dalia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. We studied the experience of family occupations in the Snoezelen context (i.e., a highly specialized therapeutic room for family gatherings) and analyzed how it facilitated occupations for parents of children with severe and profound mental retardation living in residential facilities.
Wuang, Yee-Pay - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. This quasi-experimental study compared the effect of sensory integrative (SI) therapy, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and perceptual-motor (PM) approach on children with mild mental retardation.
Reynolds, Stacey - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. Approximately 25% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a comorbid anxiety disorder. The purpose of this study was to determine whether sensory overresponsivity (SOR) is related to elevated levels of anxiety in children with ADHD.
Silva, Louisa - - 2009
Autism is commonly associated with sensory and self-regulatory disturbances. This article presents a randomized controlled study evaluating the effect of a 5-month intervention directed toward improving sensory impairment, digestion, and sleep in 46 children with autism <age 6. The intervention, Qigong Sensory Training (QST), is a qigong massage intervention based ...
Jang, Yuh - - 2009
We examined the psychometric properties (internal consistency, concurrent criterion validity, and known-group validity) of the Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment (LOTCA) in people with intellectual disabilities. A total of 111 people with intellectual disabilities and 19 people with no disabilities were included. We used Cronbach's alpha, Spearman's rho, the Kruskal-Wallis ...
Smallfield, Stacy - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. We investigated the specific type of occupational therapy intervention used by occupational therapists during inpatient stroke rehabilitation in one midwestern U.S. hospital to determine the frequency of prefunctional versus functional activity use.
Giuffrida, Clare - - 2009
The number of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) having persistent deficits that compromise their ability to perform everyday skills is increasing. Previous occupation-based studies indicate that computer-based skills using repetitive practice may be a viable option for retraining. We investigated the effects of different practice schedules on skill learning ...
Baker, Nancy - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. We described the frequency and distribution of keyboard users' potentially risky postural behaviors.
Canny, Mark - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of the Box and Block (B&B) Test of Manual Dexterity for upper-extremity function in patients with fibromyalgia and to compare their results with those of healthy control participants.
Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda - - 2009
Occupational therapists confront issues of cultural diversity more than ever before because of the increased number of clients seen in their professional practice who are of differing racial or cultural backgrounds. In this study, we examine perceived cultural competence in a sample of 477 occupational therapists. The study's results indicate ...
Yerxa, Elizabeth - - 2009
Traditional science and medical practice in the 21st century often separate the I of consciousness, the person who experiences daily life, from the it of an object that can be probed, tested, and fixed. This separation may also influence the development of occupational science and the practice of occupational therapy ...
Cote, Carol - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. I investigated developmental and ability differences on a visual- motor task that requires inhibition of misleading information.
Tsai, Li-ting - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. We examined the reliability of the Motor-Free Visual Perception Test-Revised (MVPT-R) and the Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills-Revised (TVPS-R) in 52 children with cerebral palsy.
Hemmingsson, Helena - - 2009
OBJECTIVE. The use and nonuse of assistive technology devices in school by students with physical disabilities was investigated, and the students' experiences in using these devices is described.
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