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)
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)
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)
This article examines the theoretical underpinnings and the procedures of the Derdiarian-Lewis (D-L) test of proportion of complete agreement to determine reliability among raters. The D-L test yielded data produced by three raters who rated an average of 253 units of verbal content for each of six patients. The test is supported as a stronger measure of(More)