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The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in social support of spousal caregivers of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). The sample consisted of 37 male and 28 female caregivers of individuals with MS. It was found that female caregivers scored significantly higher than males on the total number of resources available, perceived(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe patients' perceptions of nursing care and compare those perceptions based on patients' diagnoses (HIV/AIDS, non-HIV/AIDS infectious diseases, and medical diagnoses). One hundred forty-two patients on five units in a major medical center were surveyed using the Patient Satisfaction Instrument. In addition, 126 staff(More)
Inadequate nursing education is a major impediment to effective pain relief for cancer patients throughout the world. This study was conducted to identify the level of cancer pain knowledge among baccalaureate student nurses and to determine whether specific activities affect this level of knowledge. Two questionnaires were administered to 82 baccalaureate(More)
The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to examine the effectiveness of an experiential workshop on nursing students' anxiety and knowledge about AIDS. This study was based on Peplau's interpersonal theory in nursing practice. The sample included 67 senior nursing students and was designed as a three-group pre/post quasiexperiment. All groups(More)
The search for a new dean of a collegiate nursing program offers the faculty and administration an opportunity to clarify their understanding and vision of the future. The authors describe how one nursing faculty, through a search committee, clarified its vision of the future in the process of recruiting, selecting, and evaluating candidates for the(More)
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