Diana J. Mason

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between activity-rest patterns and recovery in women during the first week after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS). Twenty-five women wore wrist actigraphs to measure activity objectively throughout the first postoperative week. The Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and length of postoperative(More)
Immunization represents one of the most effective tools in preventive medicine. But despite what should be a universal practice, preschool children, particularly in the inner cities, are not being adequately vaccinated. The responsibility for low immunization levels does not rest solely with the parents. Major obstacles within the health care system provide(More)
As clinical nursing research gains prominence in the profession, the need for, and advantages of, pilot studies are increasing. This article describes the purposes of pilot studies, the potential positive and negative outcomes of these studies, and three examples of pilot studies with different outcomes. The emphasis is on issues related to clinical nursing(More)
Sleep patterns were examined over a 6-month time period after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) using a wrist-worn actigraph and the Sleep-Rest subscale of the Sickness Impact Profile. The sample included 22 women during the first postoperative week (T1), and 13 of these women during the first posthospitalization week (T2) and the sixth (T3) and(More)
The United States has achieved over 97% immunization of children by school age and has reduced the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90% since the prevaccination era. However, children often do not receive immunizations at the recommended age, and in densely populated urban areas this delay in immunization has led to epidemics of(More)