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INTRODUCTION With the current and ever-growing shortage of nurses in the United States, it is imperative that nurses find ways to prevent burnout and effectively manage compassion fatigue that can result from working with traumatized populations. The aim of this study is to identify the triggers and coping strategies that nurses who work with children with(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the major themes that 38 multigenerational families emphasized in their conversations about living with Alzheimer's disease. Interviews were conducted with families that were providing home care in the early stages of the disease. Family perceptions were analyzed with the aid of a computer content analysis program.(More)
PURPOSE American Indian adolescent pregnancy rates are high, yet little is known about how Native youth view primary pregnancy prevention. The aim was to identify pregnancy prevention strategies from the perspectives of both male and female urban Native youth to inform program development. METHODS Native Teen Voices (NTV) was a community-based(More)
BACKGROUND Involvement in meal preparation and eating meals with one's family are associated with better dietary quality and healthy body weight for youth. Given the poor dietary quality of many youth, potential benefits of family meals for better nutritional intake and great variation in family meals, development and evaluation of interventions aimed at(More)
American Indian family caregivers of children with asthma face numerous barriers to effective management of the illness. The purpose of this qualitative, community-based study is to identify those barriers as perceived by family caregivers in a large Midwestern city. An ecological perspective and principles of family-centered care provided the theoretical(More)
BACKGROUND Little research has been done on services and programs for children with chronic conditions and their families from the perspective of family caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds. OBJECTIVE To identify recommendations that urban caregiving families from 3 major ethnocultural backgrounds have for improving the care of children with(More)
We questioned parents of 182 young children with a variety of chronic health conditions concerning the amount of emotional, informational, and tangible social support they received from the family, community, and service providers. We also asked parents to describe nonsupportive or hurtful behaviors received from family or community members. Both mothers(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of adolescents with arthritis who receive health care transition services and to compare the rates with those reported for adolescents with other special health care needs and adolescents with diabetes. METHODS We used data from the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a description of Prime Time, an intervention to reduce pregnancy risk behaviors among high-risk adolescent girls. METHODS Prime Time, a clinic-based, multicomponent youth development intervention aims to reduce sexual risk behaviors, violence involvement, and school disconnection. RESULTS We highlight key considerations in(More)