B C Rottkamp

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Ten spinal cord-injured patients at a rehabilitation center were randomly assigned to two groups: one group received behavior modification training in body positioning, the other group received customary body positioning nursing care. Body positioning behaviors were modified through demonstration of body positions and shaping of body position moves with(More)
A valid taxonomy legitimizes the elements that make up the taxonomy and increases trust in its generalizability and predictability. There is a concern that the NANDA Taxonomy is not a valid taxonomic structure. Despite on-going work to validate individual nursing diagnoses, there is little research that focuses on validation of groups of diagnoses (taxons)(More)
Taxonomic development in nursing, although still in its infancy, is progressing. Taxonomy development has moved beyond subjective placement of diagnoses into categories based on an "expert" opinion alone. The taxonomy of nursing diagnoses is entering a new era whereby the assumptions and classification rules for Taxonomy I--Revised are being investigated.(More)
Urination dysfunction is a problem commonly associated with stroke. However, the types of urination abnormalities have yet to be adequately classified. An exploratory, descriptive study was conducted to determine the definition and classification of urination dysfunctions amenable to nursing diagnosis and therapy. A model was constructed for this study that(More)
This study addresses the issue of individualized instruction, viewing preferences for instructional approaches as an instance of aptitude-treatment interaction. In such interaction, diabetic patients' needs were held to affect their preference for either a structured or unstructured approach to instruction for self-management. Forty-six adult diabetic(More)
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