Denise Passmore

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate differences in sexual risk factors between adolescent girls reporting similar-aged or older sex partners. BACKGROUND Adolescent girls are at significant risk of heterosexual-acquired HIV infection and other long-term reproductive health issues. Sexual partner age discordance in teen girls has been correlated with STIs,(More)
PURPOSE The primary aim of this qualitative methods study was to describe the lived experiences of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses with ethical and morally challenging issues. SUBJECTS The target population for the study was registered nurses working in the NICU. Interviews were completed with 16 nurses from 1 hospital. DESIGN A(More)
To promote learning and enhance immediacy and satisfaction, a college of nursing at a large research I southern university undertook a pilot project to incorporate synchronous classroom software into an ongoing online program. Two synchronous class sessions using voice over Internet protocol were offered in the Community/Public Health Nursing course through(More)
UNLABELLED Adolescent girls throughout the globe are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. In the U.S., sexually-active, adolescent girls in urban settings are at elevated risk for HIV. The purpose of this study was to describe a theoreticallydriven, HIV prevention intervention tailored for adolescent girls and evaluate its effectiveness in reducing(More)
BACKGROUND Currently preterm births are the leading causes of newborn deaths and newborn mortality in developed countries. Infants born prematurely remain vulnerable to many acute complications and long-term disabilities. There is a growing concern surrounding the moral and ethical implications of the complex and technological care being provided to(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to invite girls who participated in a gender-specific sexual risk-reduction intervention to describe their experiences and identify program characteristics most or least beneficial to their involvement. METHODS Semistructured interviews were completed with 26 African American, low-income girls aged 15 to 19 years(More)
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a painful and debilitating adverse effect of certain chemotherapy drugs. There have not been any patient-centered, easily accessible Web-based interventions to assist with self-management of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. The aims of this study were to evaluate usability and acceptability and to estimate an effect size(More)
BACKGROUND To address the unique needs of our returning military and veterans, the White House initiated the Joining Forces campaign and has encouraged colleges of nursing throughout the nation to support this mission. METHODS At the University of South Florida College of Nursing, we have implemented a multifaceted approach that addresses education,(More)
The purpose of this article is to discuss lessons learned from conducting research with urban communities. A brief overview of the Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens) will be provided. It will be followed by several suggestions concerning recruitment and retention of participants, challenges related to working in impoverished environments,(More)
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