Eltanya Patterson

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A qualitative approach was used to identify concerns of candidates awaiting cadaveric renal transplant and to identify coping strategies used during the wait. Patients who were within 10 days postrenal transplant were interviewed and asked to recall their concerns during the wait. Two major concerns were identified through the analysis--uncertainty and(More)
Whether or not a woman enrolls in prenatal care in a timely fashion is a major predictor of pregnancy outcome. In this review, we consider maternal demographic, situational and psychosocial factors which have been studied with relation to enrollment in prenatal care. Paying increased attention to some situational barriers such as problems with child care or(More)
The purpose of this study was to learn how women experiencing preterm labor come to know a health deviation exists, and what they do when faced with such a problem. Grounded theory methodology was used as the research approach. Extensive interviews were conducted with 28 women about their care-seeking experiences with preterm labor. Ambiguous symptoms,(More)
This grounded theory study was conducted to explore how women utilize health care during pregnancy. The 27 women who were interviewed had sought prenatal care early, late or not at all. Transcriptions from the interviews were subjected to constant comparative analysis. The major concern of the women was seeking safe passage through pregnancy and childbirth.(More)
Male alcoholics (n = 336) were given the Inventory of Drinking Situations (IDS), a 100-item questionnaire that asks subjects to rate the frequency with which they drank in various situations during the previous year. A principal components analysis of the responses suggests there are three major categories of situations in which alcoholics are likely to(More)
The effect of route of hydration on the severity of side effects of nausea, vomiting, and headaches for 13 patients receiving a metrizamide myelogram was studied. Six patients were hydrated by mouth only and seven by mouth and intravenously. Severity was measured 24 hours postmyelogram with a visual analogue scale for each side effect. Controlling for the(More)