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We propose the time is right for the Scholarship of Engagement to serve as a model of scholarship in schools of nursing given the shift towards community-based research and the emphasis of community-based research in the recently published National Institutes of Health (NIH) roadmap initiative. Thus, this article addresses the need of nursing academe to(More)
Using three paradigm cases of persons living with Parkinson's Disease (PD) the authors make a case for augmenting and enriching a Cartesian medical account of the pathophysiology of PD with an enriched understanding of the lived body experience of PD, the lived implications of PD for a particular person's concerns and coping with the illness. Linking and(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) research in traumatic brain injury (TBI) populations is beginning to emerge in the literature. Because rehabilitation and reintegration issues are complex with TBI, especially with new combat veterans, it is critical that future HRQOL research be designed to consider these issues. Utilizing explicit definitions and a(More)
  • B Habermann
  • 1999
This interpretive study explored the experience of having Parkinson's disease (PD) in middle life. The researcher examined how persons with PD (N = 16) coped with challenges to their sense of self and a future of limited horizons. Participants were ages 42-59 years (mean age = 48 years) and had been diagnosed for a range of 1-16 years. In-depth interviews,(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease affects facial, vocal and trunk muscles. As symptoms progress, facial expression becomes masked, limiting the person's ability to communicate emotions and intentions to others. As people with the disease live and reside in their homes longer, the burden of caregiving is unmitigated by social and emotional rewards provided by(More)
The primary purpose of this secondary analysis was to identify common themes from the statements of caregivers who ultimately decided to institutionalize their relative with Alzheimer or Parkinson disease. Content analysis of transcripts from caregivers (n=11) who institutionalized their relative during their participation in a caregiver intervention study(More)
This study examined the role of spirituality in defining and managing Parkinson's disease (PD) for people with PD and their families. A content-analysis approach was used to interpret and analyze individual and family interviews from 27 families. Participants primarily were Caucasian dyads representing different geographic areas and socioeconomic statuses.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the positive aspects experienced by adult children in providing care to their parent who has either Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN A qualitative descriptive approach was used to analyze audiotaped in-depth semistructured interviews that were conducted with 34 adult children who were(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has emerged as a major cause of morbidity among U.S. servicemembers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even mild TBI (mTBI) can result in cognitive impairments that can affect the community reintegration of Veterans postdeployment. The purpose of this study was to explore the needs and concerns of combat Veterans with mTBI(More)
This study explored how couples living with advanced multiple sclerosis approach planning for health changes together. A qualitative descriptive approach was used, with multiple in-depth interviews. Ten couples were interviewed, consisting of 10 participants with advanced multiple sclerosis and their 10 respective spouses. Interviews were transcribed(More)