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Hand, Carri - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. We reviewed the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community occupational therapy interventions, delivered alone or within a multidisciplinary team, in improving occupational outcomes for adults with selected chronic diseases.
Classen, Sherrilene - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. We determined differences in driving errors between combat veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and healthy control participants.
McCall, Martha - - 2011
A growing body of research, including evidence from numerous randomized controlled trials, suggests that constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) reduces impairment. The mean age of participants in most studies has been <65 yr, even though most stroke survivors are older than that. We investigated the efficacy of a modified CIMT protocol ...
Golos, Anat - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. We report the results of a preschool-based multidisciplinary intervention program.
Fedewa, Alicia - - 2011
We evaluated the effects of stability balls on in-seat and on-task behavior of students with attention and hyperactivity concerns. A group of 8 students in the 4th and 5th grades was observed 3 times/wk for 12 wk using a single-subject A-B continuous time-series design. We analyzed data collected from standardized ...
Hahn-Markowitz, Jeri - - 2011
The executive function (EF) deficits of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hinder their performance of complex daily functions. Despite the existing evidence-based pharmacological interventions for ADHD symptoms, no intervention has yet been found that deals directly with EFs in daily tasks. Fourteen children and their parents participated in ...
Spirtos, Michelle - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. We examined the interrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function.
Gavin, William - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. We sought to determine whether children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) differ from typically developing children on a neurophysiological measure, the P300 component of event-related potentials produced in response to brief auditory stimulation.
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Pedroso, Gabriel - - 2011
Ethanol use in California is expected to rise to 1.62 billion gallons per year in 2012, more than 90% of which will be trucked or shipped into the state. Switchgrass, a nonnative grass common in other states, has been identified as a possible high-yielding biomass crop for the production of ...
Long, Rachael - - 2011
Onion thrips, previously considered of minor importance to hybrid onion seed production in California, vector the newly introduced iris yellow spot virus, a serious pathogen of onions that can cause significant yield losses. Insecticide use to control onion thrips has increased in onion seed fields, coincident with a steep decrease ...
Standiford, Richard - - 2011
Colifornia s hardwood rangelands, an oak-dominated woodland system, cover 10 million acres. More than 80% of these lands are privately owned, with two-thirds grazed by domestic livestock. Public concerns about long-term damage to habitat in areas harvested for firewood -- particularly in the northern Sacramento Valley -- led to this ...
Shenoy, Sonia - - 2011
Mitochondrial function has been linked to protection from and symptom reduction in chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. We review a number of phytochemicals and biofactors that influence mitochondrial function and oxidative metabolism. These include resveratrol found in grapes; several plant-derived flavonoids (quercetin, epicatechin, catechin and ...
Chowanadisai, Winyoo - - 2011
Mitochondriol function can be directly linked to protection from certain chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and chronic inflammation, as well as the aging processes. Mitochondria are central to normal glucose, amino acid and fatty acid metabolism, in addition to antioxidant modulation and virtually all ...
Burri, Betty - - 2011
California is a major producer of tangerines and oranges, which contain carotenoids that form vitamin A. Deficiencies of this vitamin are common in southern Asia and Africa, causing blindness and more than one-half million deaths each year. We evaluated the potential of tangerines and oranges to prevent vitamin A deficiency ...
Barrack, Michelle - - 2011
Since the onset of Title IX, opportunities have dramatically increased for female athletes, largely to their benefit. However, some negative health outcomes such as disordered eating, chronic menstrual disturbances and low bone mass have been associated with high-level competition among some female athletes, particularly in sports such as gymnastics and ...
Cena, Emily - - 2011
Diet and lifestyle choices are major factors contributing to the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is responsible for more deaths in the United States than any other cause. One dietary component that has received considerable attention for its potential cardioprotective effects is soybeans, which contain lean vegetable protein, dietary fiber ...
Fortenko, Olga - - 2011
The lifetime prevalence of asthma in California is nearly 20%, and better therapies are needed to manage this common chronic disease. Fish oils containing omega-3 fatty acids are considered a potential therapy for asthma and other inflammatory diseases. Fish oil inhibits the production of arachidonic acid 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5), an enzyme ...
Zivkovic, Angela - - 2011
This article focuses on the role of omega-3 fatty acids as precursors for lipid signaling molecules known as oxylipins. Although omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial in autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and heart disease, they are generally underrepresented in the American diet. A literature review confirms that the consumption of omega-3 ...
Behling, Robert - - 2011
Many researchers have reported that animal programs are beneficial to the institutionalized elderly. This study is a follow-up of a 1990 exploratory and descriptive study of animal programs and animal assisted therapy in Illinois long-term care facilities. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The vast majority of facilities are ...
Healey, Bernard - - 2011
The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act was signed into law by the President on March 30, 2010. This legislation will have a significant impact on the U.S. health care delivery system. Specifically, the legislation will challenge the current operating models of health care organizations that have relied on ...
Grover, Aditi - - 2011
Anti-industry tobacco ads attack the manipulative strategies of tobacco industry that encourage the young to smoke. Current research shows that there is much controversy about the effectiveness of the truth ads. This paper uses structural equation modeling techniques to build on this existing literature; the paper draws on social inoculation ...
Esmaeilzadeh, Pouyan - - 2011
The rapid pace of technological change has caused many competitive challenges for hospitals. The emergence of sophisticated technologies in the health care industry determines the important need for continuous and quick changes in organizational activities. New clinical Information Technology is supposed to improve the quality of health care delivery as ...
Alijani, Ghasem - - 2011
The drug supply and delivery play a very important role in developing a quality health care system. In spite of recent improvement in supply process, drug stores still face a difficulty in providing effective drug delivery and flexible access methods to patients during critical times. Access to drugs during such ...
Stowe, Michael - - 2011
An essential determinant of healthcare organizational performance is managerial competence. From the research, it appears that many fulfilling those managerial roles do not appear to possess proper management qualifications or managerial experience in healthcare. This study focuses on expanding previous research to another segment of the healthcare delivery systems that ...
Ludlum, Marty - - 2011
In this paper, we will discuss California's recent experiment with medical marijuana. To that end, we will first discuss the history of marijuana use. Next we will discuss the history and current trend in federal marijuana regulation. We will then examine California's medical marijuana law. We will conclude with three ...
Hartman, Sandra - - 2011
In this research, we find support for a proposed set of linkages among employee perceptions of organizational green orientation, individual green orientation, and impacts of the green movement on organizational performance in healthcare vs. non-healthcare organizations. Specifically, we find that employees who believe that they and their organizations are aligned ...
Hackworth, Brittany - - 2011
This paper examines the use of social media networking in the health care industry, and provides suggestions for successful implementation of social media applications in health care marketing strategy. Current applications on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, along with other platforms specific to the health industry are ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2011
Mirvis, Stuart - - 2011
Wasnik, Ashish - - 2011
Bolan, Cristen - - 2011
Flavell, Varina - - 2011
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