Diane Ruth Lauver

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Evaluated the ability of self-regulation and emotional-drive theories to explain effects of an informational intervention entailing descriptions of the experience in concrete objective terms on outcomes of coping with radiation therapy (RT) in men (N = 84) with prostate cancer. The experimental group had significantly less disruption in function during and(More)
This article contains a review of the components of four theories (emotional-drive, self-regulation, cognitive appraisal, and self-efficacy) relevant to explanations of the relationship between informational interventions and coping with stressful experiences associated with physical illness. Data from recent clinical studies are used to illustrate the(More)
A search for the cause of unexpected negative events has been proposed to occur commonly and to promote adjustment. The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the frequency of spontaneous causal searching about abnormal Papanicolaou test (Pap) results and the relationship between searching and adjustment to these results. Participants (N = 118)(More)
Guided by H. Triandis's (1980) theory of behavior and the transtheoretical model, the study purpose was to examine differences in psychosocial variables and external conditions by stage of mammography adoption. Sampled from a statewide population, participants (N=509) were women aged 51-80. They had been contacted by telephone, screened for eligibility(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, young adults (18-39 year-olds) have the lowest hypertension control rates (35%) compared to middle-aged (58%) and older (54%) adults. Ambulatory care for hypertension management often focuses on medication with little time for self-management and behavioral counseling. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of(More)
The purposes of this theoretically-based study were (a) to examine the contributions of psychosocial variables (i.e., affect, beliefs, and norms), habit, and facilitating conditions to explaining women's intentions and use of hormones with menopause and (b) to assess whether clinical or demographic factors explained intentions and use, when controlling for(More)
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