Carol J Dashiff

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AIM This paper presents a synthesis of findings from empirical studies about communication and interaction between parents and their adolescents with diabetes. BACKGROUND Communication between parent and adolescent is essential in transitioning the adolescent to increased responsibility for diabetes self-management. Nurses are in a pivotal position to(More)
Parent's perceptions of diabetes in adolescent daughters and its impact on the family was examined. Transitions in health and developmental state affect the experience of families and the ability to make needed adjustments. Adjustments in the parental subsystem are required at adolescence to promote increased independence. Qualitative content analysis of(More)
As our population ages, more elderly patients will undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. The psychological well-being of a patient is influenced by many factors, including family support. This descriptive, correlational pilot study was conducted to examine the relationship between family characteristics and psychological well-being in elderly coronary(More)
Knowing how fathers contribute to child outcomes is critical in the clinical management of children who have type 1 diabetes. The purposes of this review were to synthesize what is known about the role of fathers and to determine directions for future research. Research studies that reported findings that encompassed fathers' perceptions, knowledge, coping(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the universal and health deviation self-care of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes and the associations of basic conditioning factors with universal and health deviation self-care. Subjects for this study were 152 adolescents aged between 11 and 15 years with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Data were collected in the(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to describe the ways that parents and 11- to 15-year-old teens communicate and the recurrent themes and patterns of behavior that were revealed during brief interactions about issues related to diabetes management. METHOD A secondary qualitative analysis of data, based on a template for analysis developed from(More)
Research over the past 20 years suggests that the quality of the parent-adolescent relationship significantly affects the development of risk behaviors in adolescent health. The purpose of this paper is to present a review of studies published between 1996-2007 that address specific relationships between parenting styles and six priority adolescent risk(More)
PROBLEM Poverty and accelerations of inequality, manifested by the increasing difference between the richest and poorest populations, have significant effects on the mental health of vulnerable groups. Adolescents are vulnerable to the effects of poverty. As a time of change and transition for youth and their families, adolescence creates both challenges(More)
ISSUES AND PURPOSE The purposes were to describe sources of parent-adolescent conflict in families of young adolescents with type I diabetes and to determine if the sources of conflict were similar to those in a comparable nondistressed group from an earlier study. DESIGN AND METHODS A descriptive study of 161 adolescents with type I diabetes and their(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), parental support of adolescent self-management, and the relationship of parental autonomy support with disease self-management. DESIGN AND METHODS Semi-structured interviews and questionnaires were employed in a study conducted with 10 adolescents(More)