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Smoking cessation reduces both the mortality and re-infarction rate amongst smokers who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Smoking cessation programs have tended to be conducted with post-operative or seriously ill patients. In this study, we examined the efficacy of a relapse...
The efficacy of a school-based intervention was evaluated using a randomized controlled trial in Australia. In consecutive grades (8, 9, and 10), students in the intervention group received components of a program that addressed issues related to the need to protect yourself from the sun,...
Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to health problems, including the risk of low birthweight, preterm labour, spontaneous abortion and perinatal death. Two trials to investigate the efficacy of self-help materials were undertaken. During the first trial, a self-help booklet developed overseas...
Over 26 months, 223 general practitioners recorded consultations involving the management of skin naevi and some demographic details of the patients. We used data from the Health Insurance Commission and the Australian Bureau of Statistics to estimate population consultation rates. Of 749,171...
Author: Kevin P Balanda
Subject: Mathematics
The degree of disjunction, δ(F), of a family F of functions is the least cardinal Ï„ such that every pair of functions in F agree on a set of cardinality less than Ï„. Suppose θ, μ, λ, κ are non-zero cardinals with θ ≤ μ ≤ λ. This paper is concerned with functions which map μ-sized...
Author: Kevin P Balanda
Subject: Mathematics
Assume GCH. Let κ, μ, Σ be cardinals, with κ infinite. Let be a family consisting of λ pairwise almost disjoint subsets of Σ each of size κ, whose union is Σ. In this note it is shown that for each μ with 1 ≤ μ ≤min(λ, Σ), there is a “large” almost disjoint family of...
Article in The Clinical Teacher 6(3):190 - 194 · August 2009
The goal of the current study was to identify discrete longitudinal patterns of change in adolescent smoking using latent growth mixture modeling. Five distinct longitudinal patterns were identified. A group of early rapid escalators was characterized by early escalation (at age 13) that rapidly...
Members of the community contribute to survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by contacting emergency medical services and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the arrival of an ambulance. In Australia there is a paucity of information of the extent that community members...

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