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    The impact of chronic childhood illness on the family as perceived by the mother
    (1984-12) McHugh, Kathleen
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    A comparison of family interaction on a health to pathology continuum
    (1975-05) Neill, Barbara
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    A comparison of nursing and non-nursing salaries among inactive nurses
    (1986-05) King, Yvonne; Huges, Oneida; Sandra, Strickland; Goad, Susan
    This descriptive correlational study was undertaken to determine if nursing salaries influenced nurses' decisions to leave nursing. The difference between the last nursing salary and the salary of the current non-nursing employment was determined with years of non-nursing employment controlled. Data collection was done by mailed questionnaire to randomly selected inactive nurses in Texas. Analysis utilizing the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test revealed that non-nursing salaries were significantly higher than nursing salaries at the 95% confidence level. A significant association was found between the importance of salary as a reason to leave nursing and the importance of salary in the choice of non-nursing employment.
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    Health beliefs and practices of runners versus non-runners
    (1984-12) Walsh, Valerie; Anderson, Elizabeth; McFarlane, Judith; Rudnick, Betty; Gudmundsen, Anne
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    Medical-surgical nurses' and physicians' perceptions regarding who should initiate selected patient care activities
    (1990-05) Rayl, Rosemarie; Nieswiadomy, Rose; Ziegler, Shirley; Goad, Susan
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    Attitudes toward the changing role of the school nurse
    (1984-08) Oquin, Charli; Strickland, Sandra; Goad, Susan; Watson, Gail; Gudmundsen, Anne
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    Selected factors influencing the care and treatment of the mentally retarded person: 1960 to 1985
    (1986-12) Woods, Eleanor
    This study is a historical perspective dealing with the care and treatment people who are mentally retarded have experienced throughout history. The years chosen to detail were those where the greatest changes occurred, 1960 to 1985. The purpose of the study was to acquire a basic understanding of who these people are, what they have been subjected to, what changes have occurred, where are they currently in society, and what are the possible implications for their future care and treatment. Data was collected, researched, and reviewed pertaining to the field of mental retardation. Selected factors were emphasized that influenced the care and treatment of people with mental retardation. Those selected factors were societal attitudes, legislation, litigation, normalization, and the role of the nurse. They were specifically investigated to understand what impact they had on the field of mental retardation past, present, and future. Sources of information were from published books, professional and lay periodicals containing newspaper clippings, documents researched and requested from the state capitol, and personal interviews with people involved in the field of mental retardation. These sources were compared and contrasted in the final compilation of this historical study. A review of the general history of the field of mental retardation is initially presented. Secondly, a general history of mental retardation in the United States is covered, as well as its history in the State of Texas. Emphasis on the years 1960 to 1985 are presented in ten year blocks highlighting major changes during each decade. Major concepts related to the field of mental retardation are also addressed. Tables listing specific landmark decisions affected people who are mentally retarded are presented in a chronological format. Cognition of those historical aspects dealing with people who are mentally retarded and the long struggle they have endured to acquire their legal rights will hopefully permit professionals to make more humane decisions effecting their future care, treatment, and management.
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    Subjective nursing assessment of cough effort
    (1997-05) Cozart, Huberta; Hanneman, Sandra; Young, Anne; Hawkins, Christine
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    Internet-based osteoporosis education for the older adult
    (1999-12) White, Terri; Gail, Davis; Cravener, Particia; Garrison, Deborah
    The purpose of this correlational descriptive study was to determine the level of osteoporosis knowledge of Internet-users age 55 and older who encountered this study on the Internet. The theoretical framework used to develop this study was Pender's Revised Health Promotion Model (HPM-R). Using the HPM-R as a guide, the study also sought to determine if an increased level of osteoporosis knowledge would indicate an increased performance of osteoporosis health promotion behaviors. Of the 1219 visitors to the study's Internet Web site, 70 people met the inclusion criteria and also chose to participate. The sample of convenience was comprised of 64 women, 5 men and 1 subject of unknown gender. The findings of the study indicate a high level of osteoporosis knowledge in Internet-users age 55 and older and a lack of relationships between knowledge and use of osteoporosis-related behaviors.
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    Theoretical basis for nursing diagnoses generated by graduate nursing students
    (1990-12) Von Reyn, Rosanne; Nieswiadomy, Rose; Goad, Susan; Ziegler, Shirley
    The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the theoretical basis for nursing diagnoses generated by graduate nursing students. The sample consisted of 50 nursing diagnoses, with their corresponding theoretical basis, obtained from the graduate nursing comprehensive examinations (given over a 2-year time period). Ninety-nine diagnoses were evaluated before 50 acceptable nursing diagnoses were obtained. Twenty-two theories were used as the basis for the 50 diagnoses. A panel of three experts was used to determine if the diagnoses were theory-based. The conclusion was made that the ability of graduate nursing students to write nursing diagnoses in an acceptable format remains limited. Additionally, it was concluded that graduate nursing students are not able, the majority of the time, to generate nursing diagnoses utilizing a theoretical basis for both the etiology and response components of the nursing diagnoses.
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    Nursing process model's utility in assisting associate degree nursing students to identify the independent domain of nursing
    (1986-08) Wright, Brenda; Ziegler, Shirley; Hough, Lois; Byrd, Gloria
    The associate degree nursing students' ability to identify the independent domain of nursing as determined by the etiology component of the nursing diagnosis statement was studied before and after they received instruction on how to use the Nursing Process Model to direct formulation of nursing diagnoses. The study further described the extent to which etiologies identifying the independent domain of nursing could be classified according to the Gartland Schema for Classification of the Etiology Component of the Nursing Diagnosis Statement and Nursing Interventions. A one group pretest-posttest design was used and 21 subjects participated in the study. A total of 425 nursing diagnosis statements was formulated by the subjects from the pretest (n = 223) and posttest (n = 202). Results indicated that associate degree nursing students' ability to identify etiologies in the independent domain of nursing was greater after instruction on the use of the Nursing Process Model.
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    Job satisfaction and burnout in hospital staff nurses in Taiwan
    (1986-08) Lin, Wan-Shiang; McElroy, Margaret; Hough, Lois; Nieswiadomy, Rose
    This descriptive, correlation study was designed to test the relationship between job satisfaction and burnout in hospital staff nurses in Taiwan, Republic of China. The sample composed of 136 staff nurses, out of 250 randomly selected from 1042 staff nurses in a general hospital in Taiwan. The MJSAS and SBS-HP in Chinese language were utilized to measure job satisfaction and burnout. Data were analyzed using Pearson r. A negative relationship relationship exists between job satisfaction and burnout (r = -.57, p<.00l) • Results of the study indicated that the less the staff nurses are satisfied with their job, the greater the degree of burnout. Implications and recommendations were made for nursing education and nursing administration.