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Wellness and recovery programs: a model of self-advocacy for people living with mental illness.

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May 08, 2013

People living with mental illnesses, their family members, and advocacy groups have long encouraged the mental health system to adopt a greater focus on wellness and recovery.

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

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Mar 02, 2006

INTRODUCTION: The fundamental role of alcohol in the lives of young Australians is mirrored in the level of drinking by adolescents. In 2001, more than one in four Australian adolescents aged 14-19 years consumed alcohol weekly.

The impact of intensive patient education on clinical outcome in a clinic-based migraine population.

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Apr 28, 2006

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the addition of patient education to routine medical management improves the clinical status of migraine patients and reduces their utilization of healthcare resources.

Cross-boundary substance uses among Hong Kong Chinese young adults.

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Sep 04, 2007

The study documents the characteristics of Hong Kong residents who used substances in mainland China. Characteristics of such users were compared with those using substances elsewhere. A cross-sectional survey was used.

Friends moderate the effects of pro-smoking media on college students' intentions to smoke.

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Mar 19, 2013

Exposure to prosmoking media (e.g., smoking in movies, advertising in magazines) contributes to smoking in young people. However, the extent to which the impact of exposure depends on the social context in which those exposures occur has not been investigated.

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Variability in classroom social communication: performance of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and typically developing peers.

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Jul 01, 2013

PURPOSE: In this study, the authors examined how variability in classroom social communication performance differed between children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and pair-matched, typically developing peers.

Type 2 diabetes patients educated by other patients perform at least as well as patients trained by professionals.

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Feb 05, 2013

BACKGROUND: Diabetes education can improve the quality of care of people with diabetes, but many organizations are not equipped to manage its implementation. Involving people with diabetes in the education process can overcome the problem.

Audience response systems in medical student education benefit learners and presenters.

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Mar 19, 2008

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess how the use of an audience response system (ARS) in medical student radiology instruction affects the self-confidence, ability to gauge mastery, and insights for future preparation in students when they participate as audience members and when they gi

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