Barbara Rochen Renner

Barbara Rochen Renner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | UNC · Health Sciences Library and Department of Allied Health Sciences/School of Medicine

PhD

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Your Health® Radio is a weekly one-hour radio show about consumer health produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine. It provides practical, health-related news and information to listeners in an easy to understand style. Hosted by a family medicine physician faculty member and co-hosted by other health...
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Reference or citation managers aid in capturing and managing citations and associated full text, tracking references and citing them properly in manuscripts, and creating bibliographies. With more features than ever, selecting the most appropriate reference manager can be overwhelming for users and librarians. One common situation in which libraria...
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Scavenger hunts are an effective, fun way of orienting new students to the library. The low-tech nature and small scale of the scavenger hunt program described here might be more suitable for health sciences libraries than other models, particularly for libraries with small staffs. This model also includes a unique optional element useful for libra...
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Distance education programs in the health fields are increasing. Programs are changing and expanding to allow maximum flexibility for students and to accommodate working health professionals. Additionally, as medical schools increase off-site rotation of students and residents, access to information becomes more complicated. Health sciences librari...
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To assess, using both qualitative/inductive and quantitative data, whether people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have schemas related to arthritis. Themes identified from interview and focus group transcripts were used to develop 1) questionnaire items, and 2) statements participants were asked to recall during home interviews. Two hundred one peop...
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Objective. To assess, using both qualitative/inductive and quantitative data, whether people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have schemas related to arthritis. Methods. Themes identified from interview and focus group transcripts were used to develop 1) questionnaire items, and 2) statements participants were asked to recall during home interviews....
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This report describes the design, development, pilot testing, and use of a set of four checklists for evaluating selected features of the clinical musculoskeletal examination. The preparation of observational raters to use the checklists in the context of an objective structured clinical examination is also discussed. Data from 480 medical student...
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To evaluate the effectiveness of physicians vs physical therapists as instructors of the musculoskeletal examination to second year medical students. A randomized trial conducted over 3 consecutive years in a physical diagnosis course at The University of North Carolina. During the first (baseline) year, medical students received education about th...
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Seventy-two women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were randomly assigned to view a depiction of a woman having either very mild or very severe RA and coping either quite weal or quite poorly with the illness. Subjects rated the woman's arthritis severity, her coping with RA, their own arthritis severity, and their own coping with RA. These ratings p...
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Because nonspecialized physicians provide care for the vast majority of patients with rheumatic disorders, we surveyed 327 internal medicine and family medicine residents with respect to the nature of their training in rheumatology. Although most internal medicine residents had access to rheumatologists for training and had taken formal rheumatolog...
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The relationships among symptom severity, symptom exacerbation, negative affect, and social comparison processes were examined among 71 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Social comparisons were operationalized by means of multiple measures derived from theory and developed for this investigation. We proposed that experiencing severe or worsening...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of violating the assumption of homogeneity of covariance for the Tukey WSD test on the familywise rate of Type I error, when all other assumptions of the test were met. Determinations of the empirical significance level were made using computerized Monte Carlo simulations varying the number of t...

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