Cynthia Russell

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this article is to highlight the substantive changes and enhancements between the 4th edition and new 5th edition of the so that modifications and enhancements are more easily incorporated into the reader's writing and editing practice. APPROACH The 4th and new 5th editions of the were compared and substantive changes are(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressive medication non-adherence is one of the most prevalent but preventable causes of poor outcomes in adult renal transplant recipients, yet there is a paucity of studies testing interventions in this area. METHODS Using a randomized controlled trial design, 30 adult renal transplant recipients were screened for medication(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the effectiveness of interventions to improve medication adherence (MA) in older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS Meta-analysis was used to synthesize results of 33 published and unpublished randomized controlled trials. Random-effects models were used to estimate overall mean effect sizes (ESs) for MA, knowledge, health(More)
The reasons that persons with chronic illness explore complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have not been well understood. Using data from a study of self-care decision making in chronic illness, we conducted a qualitative secondary analysis to interpret the rationale underlying decisions to experiment with and use various CAM practices and products.(More)
As a novice reviewer, it is often difficult to trust your evaluation of a research report. You may feel uncertain in your interpretations. These are common concerns and can be remedied by reading and discussing research reports on research listservs, through journal clubs, or with other nephrology nurses. Practice using the criteria for research report(More)
This study examined patterns, potential predictors, and outcomes of immunosuppressive medication adherence in a convenience sample of 121 kidney transplant recipients aged 21 yr or older from three kidney transplant centers using a theory-based, descriptive, correlational, longitudinal design. Electronic monitoring was conducted for 12 months using(More)
PURPOSE We do not yet know how best to design, implement, and use health information technology (IT). A comprehensive framework that captures knowledge on the implementation, use, and optimization of health IT will help guide more effective approaches in the future. METHODS The authors conducted a targeted review of existing literature on health IT(More)
PURPOSE To describe the medication-taking beliefs of younger and older adult renal transplant recipients. METHOD A descriptive design was used to study 16 adult renal transplant recipients, 8 older and 8 younger, recruited from a renal transplant program in the midwest. A semistructured interview was conducted based on the theory of planned behavior. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore women's experiences with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia during diagnosis and treatment. DESIGN Two focus groups, each with 3 participants, were conducted as a pilot study. Participants were asked open-ended questions about their experiences, quality of life, sexual functioning, body image, and well-being. Responses were audio taped,(More)