Ellen N Heyman

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an instructional program for nurses educating them to teach breast self-examination (BSE) to hospitalized patients. Nurses' knowledge, attitudes, self-practice, and practice of teaching breast self-examination to patients were measured in a group who attended such a program and compared with those(More)
African-American (AA) women have higher rates of breast cancer (BCa) mortality than Caucasian women, and a recent study using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry suggests that this disparity may be due, in part, to the poorer health status of AAs at diagnosis and not treatment related issues. Randomized controlled trials(More)
African-American (AA) breast cancer (BCa) survivors have higher mortality rates, more comorbidities and are less likely to meet national physical activity guidelines after diagnosis compared to Caucasian BCa survivors. We previously reported that a 20-week resistance exercise intervention coupled with a support group and home walking program, conducted(More)
This study examined relationships between emotional adjustment and a number of coping styles and strategies in people with cancer. Two-hundred eighty-three adults completed measures of positive and negative emotions, subjective ratings of cancer-related symptoms and functional impairment, coping strategies, hope, benefit finding, emotional(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the characteristics of patients admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) after intentional drug overdose. DESIGN Retrospective chart review, descriptive. SETTING Midwestern teaching hospital. SUBJECTS Convenience sample of 43 patients admitted to the MICU after intentional drug overdose. OUTCOME MEASURES Survival and(More)
We used a naturalistic methodology to examine associations between change in cancer patients' emotional functioning and their use of interventions in a community organization. One-hundred ninety-two patients completed measures at baseline and 6 months later. During this time, they utilized the organization's various interventions as they wished. Attendance(More)
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