A. M. Morton

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OBJECTIVE This study examined the role of coping in explaining health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS Coping, quality of life, and clinical variables were assessed. The CF Coping Scale measures four ways of coping: optimistic acceptance, hopefulness, distraction, and avoidance. The Cystic Fibrosis Quality of Life(More)
OBJECTIVES The insights that people with cystic fibrosis have concerning their health are important given that aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are independent predictors of survival and a decrease in lung function is associated with a decrease in HRQoL over time. Cross-sectional data suggest that key variables, other than lung function,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to generate experiential data about the decision-making process encountered by 12 women with cystic fibrosis (CF) considering pregnancy. DESIGN This study uses a qualitative grounded theory methodology to analyse the data and develop a conceptual hierarchical model of salient issues. METHODS Twelve women completed a(More)
Recently, the merger of artificial intelligence tech­ niques with database management concepts has sparked much interest. One important area is the development of a theory for relational database design based on absolute, incomplete, and uncertain knowledge about the domain. Tire approach presented here brings a new dimension to the traditional theory of(More)
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