A K Derdiarian

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Informational needs of 60 recently diagnosed cancer patients were assessed in relation to their disease, personal, family, and social concerns. The theoretical framework underlying the study was constructed from theories of coping, appraisal, information seeking, needs, and hierarchy of needs. Categories of analysis were derived from these theories and from(More)
The effects of an intervention consisting of information, referral, counseling, and follow-up care individualized to patient and spouse needs on satisfaction and coping were determined from data gathered from 30 recently diagnosed male cancer patients and their spouses. A control group of 30 recently diagnosed cancer patients and their spouses received(More)
BACKGROUND Data from New York State indicate that about 1 of every 33,000 red cell units transfused is ABO-incompatible with the recipient. National application of these data suggests that as many as 360 ABO-incompatible whole blood and red cell transfusions might occur annually in the United States. Phlebotomy and blood bank laboratory errors cause some of(More)
The major premise of the Johnson (1980) Behavioral System Model is that the eight subsystems (domains) are interactive, interdependent and integrated. Relationships among the subsystems were hypothesized, placing the Aggressive/Protective subsystem centrally as having direct and indirect relationships to the other seven subsystems. In the present study, the(More)
Levels of dependence and independence were studied in 26 patients who had total hip or total knee replacement procedures. Four instruments--a three-situation questionnaire, Beller's Behavioral Checklist, the D-I Scale, and the Navran Dy portion of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--were administered. Tests were given at five times:(More)
Based on a theoretical framework by Clough, Wittig, and Derdiarian (1973) and evidence that childhood dependence and independence behaviors continue into audulthood (Kagen and Moss, 1960), the investigators identified adult behaviors which would fit into each component Beller (1955) specified in defining dependence and independence in children. The(More)
The initial steps in theory development and testing are analysis, theoretical development, operational definition, and measurement of concepts. For nursing models to be useful in research, practice, and education, their concepts should be treated as such. This paper presents the first three of such steps using the Behavioral Systems Model for Nursing. The(More)