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Kurtosis comparison of the Cauchy and double exponential distributions

Balanda, K P Frequency distribution curve We first describe a class of quantile-based kurtosis orderings on symmetric distributions that use density matching to match the scales of distributions before kurtosis comparisons are made. We then use the orderi ...

Kurtosis and spread

Kevin P. Balanda, H. L. Macgillivray Kurtosis An increase in kurtosis is achieved through the location- and scale-free movement of probability mass from the “shoulders” of a distribution into its centre and tails. We introduce a coherent structure of orde ...

Knowledge of the national emergency telephone number and prevalence and characteristics of those trained in CPR in Queensland: Baseline information for targeted training interventions

Michele J Clark, Emma Enraght-Moony, Kevin P Balanda, Gerry FitzGerald Emergency, Cardiac Arrest, CPR Members of the community contribute to survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by contacting emergency medical services and performing cardiopulmona ...

Identifying Trajectories of Adolescent Smoking: An Application of Latent Growth Mixture Modeling

Craig R. Colder, Paras Mehta, Kevin Balanda, Brian R. Flay Smoking, Adolescent Smoking The goal of the current study was to identify discrete longitudinal patterns of change in adolescent smoking using latent growth mixture modeling. Five distinct longitu ...

Haemodynamic and biochemical responses to subcutaneous and intravenous fluid replacement in older patients.

EC Mulkerrin, RM Mulready, H McAvoy, K Butler Older People, Fluid Replacement Article   in   Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 49(4):S19-S19  · April 2001 Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Feeding and nutrition in infants and children: An interprofessional approach

Purdy J & Stewart M Nutrition, Infant feeding Article   in   The Clinical Teacher 6(3):190- 194  · August 2009 Research and Evaluation Other Outputs https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229683925_Feeding_and_nutrition_in_infants_and_children_An_in ...

Families of partial representing sets

10.14655/11971-1056952 Kevin P Balanda 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 ...

Families of partial functions

Kevin P Balanda Mathematics The degree of disjunction, δ(F), of a family F of functions is the least cardinal τ such that every pair of functions in F agree on a set of cardinality less than τ. Suppose θ, μ, λ, κ are non-zero cardinals with θ ≤ μ ≤ λ. Thi ...

Examination of skin naevi in Australian general practice: Dissonance between care and need?

C B Del Mar, Kevin P. Balanda Skin Lesion, Melanona, Skin Cancer 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 C ...

Evaluation of antenatal smoking cessation programs for pregnant women

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, Gina Clare Pregnancy, Pregnant Woman, Smoking, Second-hand Smoke, Perinatal Death Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to health problems, including the risk of low birthweight, preterm labour, spontaneous abortion and ...

Evaluation of a Three-Year School-Based Intervention to Increase Adolescent Sun Protection

J B Lowe, K P Balanda, W R Stanton, A Gillespie Sun Screen, Sun Protection, School-aged Children 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 ...

Evaluation of a smoking relapse prevention program for cardiovascular patients

W R Stanton, J B Lowe, K P Balanda, C. B. Del Mar Tobacco cessation, Smoking 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 b ...

Enhancing the early detection of melanoma within current guidelines

Kevin P. Balanda, John B. Lowe, Warren R. Stanton, Amaya M. Gillespie Melanoma, Skin Lesion, Cancer Queensland has the highest reported incidence of malignant melanoma in the world, and early detection offers the possibility of reducing the burden of this ...

Electronic injury surveillance in an emergency department

Pitt W R, Jones D, Graham C, Balanda K Injury, Injury prevention, Emergency Injury control is one of the four priorities of the current National Health Strategy. Injury control targets are an integral part of this strategy and these require the measuremen ...

Workplace 28 day stop smoking challenge

Public Health Agency (PHA) Smoking Cessation, Workplace, Absence from work, Working environment The ‘Workplace 28 day stop smoking challenge’ is a great opportunity for businesses to encourage employees to quit smoking in a workplace setting. Research ind ...

Smoke-free Legislation: Important information for employers, managers and those in control of premises in Northern Ireland

Space to Breathe for Northern Ireland Tobacco, Smoking Cessation, Smoke-free Workplace The Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 made provision for the prohibition of smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces. The law was introduced to give everyon ...

How to Implement "HSE Tobacco Free Campus Policy"- Tobacco Free Campus Implementation Guidance Document

HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme Tobacco Cessation, Training, Behavioural Support, Addiction, Dependence In recent years, Irish hospitals and Primary Care services have become champions in the introduction of Tobacco Free Campus policy. In doing this, t ...

Therapeutic lying and approaches to dementia care in Ireland: North & South

10.14655/11971-1056758 Casey D. et al Dementia, Memory loss, Therapy, Code of practice Not knowing what to do or how to answer if a person with dementia asks about a deceased relative or friend as if they were still alive is often a source of worry and st ...

Strategic Review of Medical training and Career Structure- Fourth Progress Report January- July 2016

7.12.2016 This is the fourth progress report to be submitted to the Minister for Health and covers the period from 1 January to 31 July 2016. Strategic Review of Medical training and Career Structure – Fourth Progress Report January – July 2016 Department ...

Statement of Strategy 2016-2019

20.12.2016 This is the Statement of Strategy for the Department of Health for the period 2016-2019. It sets out our mission, our values, and our role and main functions. It describes the current environment in which health and social services are to be de ...

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