Cecelia I Roscigno

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This study evaluated parents' and health care providers' (HCPs) descriptions of hope following counseling of parents at risk of delivering an extremely premature infant. Data came from a longitudinal multiple case study investigation that examined the decision making and support needs of 40 families and their providers. Semistructured interviews were(More)
Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a result of injury and necrosis of myelinated fibers around the lateral ventricles. PVL is now considered the principal form of brain injury in preterm infants. This injury can have long-term effects on physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, and social development. Some proposed pharmacological treatments being considered(More)
Children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) often suffer pain as a result of their spasms. Some studies have suggested that the pain experienced by these children may be poorly controlled or respond poorly to treatment. Limited research is available that addresses the treatment of pain due to spasms in children. Therefore, clinicians do not have empirical(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a worldwide chronic health problem. Current empirical approaches to defining factors that contribute to a meaningful life after TBI have been limited to the biomedical perspective. Such a limited paradigm fails to address how people with TBI find meaning and act on and are acted on by the world in which they live. Between(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe parents' experiences when their child with congenital heart disease (CHD) underwent heart surgery. BACKGROUND About 40,000 children are born with CHD in the United States each year. Very few studies have explored parents' experiences when their child was diagnosed with CHD and underwent heart surgery. METHODS Descriptive(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Little is known about life after traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the child's perspective. RESEARCH DESIGN This descriptive phenomenological investigation explored themes of children's experiences following moderate-to-severe TBI. METHODS AND PROCEDURES INCLUSION CRITERIA (1) 6-18 years of age at injury; (2) moderate-to-severe TBI;(More)
Little is understood about parents' experiences following children's moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using descriptive phenomenology, we explored common experiences of parents whose children were diagnosed with moderate to severe TBI. Parents from across the United States (N = 42, from 37 families) participated in two semistructured(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that there are more and more Chinese nurses living and working in Australia, relatively little is known about the decisions to emigrate made by these nurses. OBJECTIVES To explore factors influencing China-educated nurses to emigrate to Australia. DESIGN This was a secondary analysis of 46 semi-structured interviews with 28(More)
PURPOSE School reintegration following children's traumatic brain injury (TBI) is still poorly understood from families' perspectives. We aimed to understand how both unique and common experiences during children's school reintegration were explained by parents to influence the family. METHODS Data came from an investigation using descriptive(More)