Doris Dickerson Coward

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PURPOSE To assess the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and cardiac risk factors in long-term survivors of testicular cancer according to treatment received. PATIENTS AND METHODS All resident male patients registered in the United Kingdom between 1982 and 1992 attending for follow-up were eligible for recruitment. Patients completed a current health(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To pilot a second support group intervention study promoting self-transcendence perspectives and activities and to document changes over time in well-being in support group participants compared with nonparticipants. DESIGN Quasiexperimental, partial randomization, preference trial design. SETTING An urban breast cancer resource(More)
The purpose of this study was to document the presence of self-transcendence perspectives in a healthy population and to compare self-transcendence and related concepts with previous findings in elderly well persons and in those with life-threatening illness. Levels of self-transcendence, as assessed by the Self-Transcendence Scale and the Purpose-in-Life(More)
This paper seeks to clarify four previously elusive concepts of concern to nurses: spiritual perspective, hope, acceptance and self-transcendence. Simultaneous concept analysis (SCA), a method developed by the authors, was used to generate a process model of antecedents, critical attributes and outcomes of all four concepts. This resulted in refined(More)
The purpose of this exploratory study was to describe the lived-experience of self-transcendence in women with Stage IV breast cancer. A phenomenological approach was chosen for the research design and analysis. Five women who had lived with metastatic disease from 2 to 7 years described experiences from which they derived an increased sense of self-worth,(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe what women treated for breast cancer know about upper extremity lymphedema, what they recall being told to help prevent lymphedema, what preventive strategies they used, and, if lymphedema occurred, factors related to its occurrence and strategies they used to manage it. DESIGN Descriptive, correlational survey. SETTING(More)
The NA48 experiment at CERN has performed a new measurement of direct CP violation, based on data taken in 1997 0 0 q y Ž X . by simultaneously collecting K and K decays into p p and p p . The result for the CP violating parameter Re ́ r ́ L S Ž Ž . Ž .. y4 is 18.5"4.5 stat "5.8 syst =10 . q 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 1 Present(More)
1 On leave from SLAC, Stanford, CA 94309, USA. 2 Work supported in part by the US Department of Energy contract DE-AC03-76F00515. 3 Present address: University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EW, UK. 4 Present address: University of California at Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. 5 Present address: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. 6 Funded by the German Federal Minister(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the lived experience of self-transcendence in women with AIDS, associated with increased sense of meaning and purpose, well-being, self-esteem, and connectedness with self and/or others. DESIGN Exploratory-descriptive, using phenomenological research methods for the study approach, data collection, and data analysis. SETTING One(More)
Patients with cancer and bone metastases are vulnerable to severe pain, especially when changing their body position, and many such persons die with unrelieved pain. One step in obtaining acceptable pain control is communicating one's pain to health care providers. This descriptive study aimed to depict possible gender differences in the meaning of pain in(More)