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  1. A Cross-Sectional Study of Student-Athlete Needs Satisfaction and Well-Being

    Grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), the purpose of this study was to examine (a) the effects of the social environment, as defined by the divisions of the Department of Athletics, on...

  2. A qualitative assessment of Clark County's mental health delivery system

    During the past several years, service delivery for mental health in Clark County has changed dramatically. The increase in funding from the federal government in the 1960's, the trend toward...

  3. Health Disparities in Veterans: A Map of the Evidence

    Background: Goals for improving the quality of care for all Veterans and eliminating health disparities are outlined in the Veterans Health Administration Blueprint for Excellence, but the degree to which...

  4. Developing Countries, Vaccine Access and Influenza Outbreaks: Ethics and Global Health Governance When Facing a Pandemic

    The threat posed by influenza pandemics raises serious ethical issues, as well as questions of global health governance. In order to create pre-pandemic vaccines, global health authorities need access to virus...

  5. A Community-Based Wellness Program to Reduce Depression in African Americans: Results From a Pilot Intervention

    Background African-Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to find antidepressants acceptable or seek care for depression. Objective To develop and pilot-test a culturally-tailored, community-based,...

  6. Peak of the Day or the Daily Grind: Commuting and Subjective Well-Being

    To understand the impact of daily travel on personal and societal well-being, researchers are developing measurement techniques that go beyond satisfaction-based measures of travel. Metrics related Subjective...

  7. Issue Brief: The Impact of Cost Sharing and Benefit Changes to Oregon Health Plan Beneficiaries: Results, Two Years Later

    This study was launched in 2003 and followed a representative sample of OHP enrollees through the redesign of the program (OHP2) to gain a better understanding of the impact of those changes, including...

  8. The measurement of change in well-being in a longitudinal study of pre- and post-retirees

    The primary focus of this dissertation is an empirical investigation of three approaches to the measurement of longitudinal change. For the present study, difference scores, residual change scores, and...

  9. Humor-Related Social Exchanges and Mental Health in Assisted Living Residents

    Social contact is known to be vital for older adults' mental and physical health, but few studies of social interactions have taken place in long-term care settings. The current study investigated whether the...

  10. Wearable Healthcare Technology: Fibit®

    The Internet has enhanced an individual’s ability to take more control over their health by making pertinent health information more accessible. The breakthroughs and manufacturing cost reductions made in...

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