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Motivation and ability are attributes of learning readiness for patient teaching. Achievement motivation theory includes the assumption that the tendency to succeed in regaining functional losses due to stroke is related to patients' perceptions of how difficult activities will be to accomplish. Ability is assessed using the Functional Independence Measure.… (More)
The purpose of this longitudinal, descriptive study was to compare new graduate self-appraisals of nursing performance with those of their evaluators and provide information about the length of time new graduates practiced before they and their evaluators agreed about their level of performance. The panel of new graduates and their evaluators were surveyed… (More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the relative importance of four categories of educational wants of family caregivers: assisting the adult with disabilities, maintaining their own well-being, maintaining family well-being, and understanding health and human resources. In addition, the study sought to compare the responses of men and women currently… (More)
Using guidelines, students independently complete a written preparation for class assignment to develop a knowledge base needed for active participation in one or more class activities. The authors present a two-part method that is key to developing critical-thinking skills, using case studies.