Allen J Orsi

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Secondary analysis of large national databases offers promise for research of families. In this article, issues that the secondary analyst must consider when choosing a database for research of families are described. Potential advantages and limitations of databases are discussed. Strategies to minimize potential limitations are highlighted.
Secondary analysis provides a useful method for the development of new knowledge. Larger samples can be constructed, and secondary analysis can be enhanced when data sets are combined. A standardized method for combining large data sets is crucial, yet literature on methods for combining large data sets for secondary analysis is lacking. The purpose of this(More)
A secondary data analysis of the National Commission on Children: 1990 Survey of Parents and Children was conducted with a subsample of 457 parent-teen pairs who responded to the "worry about AIDS" question. The teen's worry about contracting AIDS was associated with race, parent's education, the amount of discipline from the parent for engaging in sex, the(More)
This research was done to describe the nature and degree of psychological distress persons experience after receiving a diagnosis of colorectal cancer and to describe the effect on functional dependency of that distress during the first 3 months of treatment. The sample consisted of 66 persons who completed interviews before surgery and 1 and 3 months after(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of the investigation were: 1) to examine the natural killer (NK) cell levels in a homogeneous group of patients with cancer between the presurgical period and 6 months after surgery; 2) to identify changes in the number of NK cells over time; and 3) to determine whether an association exists among the number of NK cells, demographics,(More)
The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in women worldwide is increasing rapidly. Assumptions about HIV-related immunologic and nutritional changes are primarily based on data derived from men infected with HIV. The article reports a pilot study designed to examine the immunologic and nutritional responses of a small group of women(More)
The key treatment goal for managing anemia in patients infected with HIV is to maintain an improved or normal hemoglobin level. Whenever possible, the identification and treatment of the underlying cause of anemia is the primary therapeutic strategy. After excluding other etiologies, the Nursing Guidelines Committee for Anemia in Patients With HIV Infection(More)
Anemia in HIV-infected individuals, still a common hematologic complication in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era, is associated with shortened survival, increases in the rate of disease progression, and reduction in quality of life. Based on a thorough review of the literature, guidelines were developed for the assessment, diagnosis,(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe immune status in patients prior to colorectal surgery for cancer, to establish values to serve as a baseline for subsequent analyses, and to describe a procedure for studying phenotypes of the immune system, elucidating its advantages. DESIGN One component of a larger longitudinal survey. SETTING Two large, inner-city(More)