Edna M Menke

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Focus group methodology was used to describe the medication adherence experience of 24 HIV-infected gay men who reported being adherent to their medication regimens. A conceptualization of medication adherence as an evolving process consisted of challenges to adherence (learning the diagnosis, starting the medications, struggling with the medications,(More)
A program of cognitive apprenticeship focusing on problem solving skills through reflection, discussion, and actions shared between novice and experienced students was developed and piloted in a large baccalaureate nursing program in the midwestern United States. The program paired senior students in a leadership course with instructor-led groups of(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the stressors and coping behaviors of homeless, previously homeless, and never homeless poor school-aged children. Content analyses of interview data from 132 children were used. Forty-four (68%) of the homeless children identified at least one stressor related to being homeless. The three groups of children were(More)
Eighty-five percent of homeless families are headed by single women who are extremely vulnerable and at risk for poor physical, emotional, and social health. The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry was to describe the experiences of 16 women in homeless female-headed families. These women participated in tape-recorded interviews. The themes that emerged(More)
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare the mental health, physical health, and healthcare practices of homeless, previously homeless, and never homeless poor school-aged children. The sample was comprised of 134 children who ranged in age from 8 to 12 years. The children participated in health assessments and completed two psychometric(More)
To explore relationships among treatment-related stressors, coping methods, and length of time on hemodialysis the Baldree, Murphy, and Powers (1982) study was replicated. Sixty-eight subjects completed the Hemodialysis Stressor Scale and the Jalowiec Coping Scale. Although Baldree et al. reported no significant difference in ratings of physiological and(More)
Families represent the fastest-growing subgroup of the homeless population. Most of the research has focused on urban homeless families and not on rural homeless families. The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and health of rural homeless families in Ohio. A descriptive cross-sectional design was used to study 76 families who had 125(More)
PURPOSE This study attempted to determine if a support group intervention makes a difference in grief reactions of parents who have experienced a perinatal loss, and describes what parents perceived as being helpful and not helpful in handling the loss. DESIGN A cross-sectional, retrospective, two-group research design was used. The independent variable(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe chronic hemodialysis patients' perceptions of stressors, coping methods, and social support. DESIGN A descriptive survey design was used. SAMPLE/SETTING The convenience sample consisted of 129 hemodialysis patients who ranged in age from 20 to 87 years. Subjects were obtained from two hospital-based(More)