Bonnie Lynn Wright

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BACKGROUND This study presents behavioral outcomes at 1-year follow-up from a preventive services intervention trial with Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS The health promotion package consisted of goal setting and counseling based on a health risk appraisal and a series of eight educational sessions. All subjects completed a health risk appraisal(More)
This study examines the longitudinal (48 months) effects of a preventive services intervention trial with Medicare beneficiaries. The health promotion intervention incorporated a series of workshops and targeted individualized counseling dealing primarily with nutrition and exercise. All subjects completed a health risk appraisal (HRA) questionnaire, which(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the emerging role of the emergency care practitioner (ECP) with comparisons to paramedic practice. Key activities were identified of newly appointed ECPs using qualitative methodology and a qualitative and quantitative comparison of patient treatment was made. METHOD A constructivist methodology taking account of stakeholder input(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of public health nurses (PHNs) who screen for woman abuse within their clinical practice. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 11 PHNs. There was a great deal of variability in participants' level of experience in working with abused women. The results reveal that nurse readiness(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated a year-long professional development strategy to improve Public Health Nurse (PHN) documented abuse inquiry among low-risk postpartum women. Strategies included workshops and small group work at regular intervals. DESIGN A retrospective chart audit of cross-sectional data collected as part of the Healthy Babies/Healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Existing sexual health programs have not significantly reduced teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases. A more creative approach is needed. METHODS An assessment of 539 teens in one Ontario city was conducted to identify knowledge about and use of birth control, comfort in discussing sexual health, and preferred sites, providers and(More)
BACKGROUND Greater attention is being paid to data quality in surveys of older age groups. In this paper patterns of item non-response are examined in a health risk appraisal instrument administered to an elderly cohort participating in a randomized preventive intervention study. METHODS The association between demographic and health status factors with(More)
BACKGROUND. This study presents rates and correlates of cancer screening, including mammography, clinical breast exam, breast self-examination, and Pap tests, in older women. Age was the predictor of main interest. RESULTS. Among a sample of female Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older, who were members of a health maintenance organization, there was a(More)
Non-compliance in long-term cohort studies contributes to bias in the estimation of study parameters and loss of power in hypothesis testing. This paper identifies baseline factors associated with non-compliance in a 12-month health assessment among elderly participants in the San Diego Medicare Preventive Health Project, a randomized preventive(More)