Catherine Gendron

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OBJECTIVE Previous reports of violence rates in psychiatric settings varied substantially. The main goal of this preliminary study was to prospectively record all violent incidents committed by chronic inpatients with schizophrenia (Sz) using a validated instrument. A secondary objective was to confirm that a majority of violent inward incidents were not(More)
This qualitative process evaluation study aimed to identify the primary processes of a psycho-educational group for caregivers of persons with dementia, in order to better understand intervention outcomes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 participants recruited from the experimental group of a randomised controlled trial. At pre-test,(More)
Most earlier group interventions for caregivers of demented persons lacked a theoretical basis to guide the intervention process and focused on providing information and practical advice and encouraging the expression of feelings. This article presents the process of a group intervention with emphasis on its conceptual framework, components and(More)
This study examined the effects of Supporter Endurance Training (SET) on family supporters of elderly demented patients. Single case methodology was used in evaluating the outcome of providing eight supporters with eight weekly training sessions in meditative relaxation and assertiveness. Four such supporters received no special training. A videotape(More)
Four major existential themes are explored, as they relate to the predicament of the relative supporting a demented elderly dependent at home. These issues, namely, death, isolation, freedom, and meaning are discussed with respect to their dynamic impact on the stressed supporter as well as their implications for anxiety management.
Ten supporters of demented elderly dependents were studied in order to examine their coping behavior in the context of caring for their relatives at home. Coping skills were described with respect to programs, solutions, and cognitive aspects of motivation and stress tolerance. The observations made suggested the hypothesis that tolerance of debility in a(More)
  • C Gendron
  • The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue…
  • 1991
The purpose of this article is to present a questionnaire that permits the identification of women victims of their male partner's violence. Four indicators inspired by Orem's theory (1985) of nursing care were utilized to elaborate the different items in this research instrument: self-esteem, autonomy, social interaction and prevention of life hazards. The(More)