Arleen D Fearing

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This descriptive study examined the needs and concerns of caregivers who provide care for patients at home, and who are also receiving hospice home care. Services that caregivers need to provide this care was also identified. The settings were two Midwestern, suburban hospices. Thirty-three caregivers participated. Nine participants were males and 24 were(More)
Current nursing and faculty shortages necessitate development of strategies that prepare all students to function in their roles immediately after graduation. This study used a practicum experience through which nurse educator students mentored nursing students to enhance the teaching and learning of both groups. Study methods, evaluation, and results are(More)
As the nursing faculty shortage continues, the online format is being used more frequently for delivery of graduate nursing courses. Its effect on students' learning and their perceptions of online teaching needs to be investigated. This descriptive study examines the students' learning styles; their perceptions of six online nurse educator courses, the(More)
The purpose of this secondary analysis was to investigate the relationships among a set of symptoms (fatigue, depression, impaired cognitive function, sleep disturbance) with pain severity and demographic variables. The sample of 40 women with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis completed instruments of pain, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the health beliefs and practices of African American men regarding prostate cancer screening. A descriptive non-experimental design was used with a self-administered questionnaire to identify participants' knowledge level, health beliefs and practices related to the screening and early detection of prostate(More)
This descriptive comparative study investigated the prostate screening health beliefs and practices of men over the age of 45. A self-administered questionnaire was used prior to an informational session, which also included a question and answer period, as needed, and handout materials donated by the American Cancer Society on risk factors, screening tests(More)
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease with a myriad of symptoms. Because most work has been quantitative, it is important to capture symptoms as described by patients who experience them, using a qualitative approach. The purpose of our study was to describe and identify symptoms, with emphasis on co-occurrence, using focus groups. Three(More)
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