Elizabeth C. Devine

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine how educational and psychosocial care provided to adults with cancer affects seven outcomes--anxiety, depression, mood, nausea, vomiting, pain, and knowledge. DESIGN Meta-analysis. SAMPLE 116 intervention studies. A standardized mean difference between a treatment and control group (i.e., an effect-size value) was(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of psychoeducational interventions on pain in adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES 25 intervention studies published from 1978-2001. DATA SYNTHESIS When analyzed across all studies, a statistically significant, beneficial effect on pain was found. However, threats to validity were present in some studies. The most(More)
A quantitative review of the literature (meta-analysis) was conducted with 191 studies of the effects of psychoeducational care on the recovery, postsurgical pain and psychological distress of adult surgical patients. Studies issued between 1963 and 1989 were included in the review. Statistically reliable, small to moderate sized beneficial effects were(More)
Forty-nine studies of the relationships between brief psychoeducational interventions and the length of postsurgical hospitalization are reviewed using meta-analysis. Results show that interventions reduce hospital stay about 1 1/4 days and that reduction does not depend on whether the studies were published or not, whether the discharging physician was(More)
The Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) represents the first attempt to standardize the collection of essential nursing data. These minimum core data, used on a regular basis by the majority of nurses in the delivery of care across settings, can provide an accurate description of nursing diagnoses, nursing care, and nursing resources used. Collected on an(More)
A meta-analysis of 102 studies was conducted to determine the effects of psychoeducational care on blood pressure (n = 89), knowledge about hypertension (n = 30), medication compliance (n = 23), weight (n = 16), compliance with health care appointments (n = 11), and anxiety (n = 6). Small- to medium-sized statistically significant beneficial effects were(More)
Meta-analysis of 102 studies was conducted to examine how psychoeducational interventions influence recovery, pain, psychological well-being, and satisfaction with care among hospitalized adult surgery patients. Statistically reliable and positive effects were found on each of these four classes of outcome. Further analyses showed that the effects could not(More)
Meta-analysis, a quantitative research review, was conducted on 65 studies of the effect of education, exercise and/or psychosocial support (hereafter called psychoeducational care) in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Studies ranged in publication date from 1954 to 1994. Only 34% of studies had subjects that were randomly assigned(More)
As employment of nurse practitioners (NPs) increases in health care systems, there is a need to have current data on their prescribing practices and patterns, and to implement a system for updating such data. This study reports prescriptive data based upon 10,421 primary care visits conducted by 55 family NP students over a 15-month period in 1997 and 1998.(More)
Meta-analysis was conducted with 31 studies published between 1972 to 1993 on the effect of psychoeducational care (education, behavioral skill development, cognitive therapy, and/or nonbehavioral support/counseling) in adults with asthma. Fifty-eight percent of studies had subjects that were randomly assigned to treatment condition. Statistically(More)