Frederick Suppe

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A detailed description of the newly revised and updated theory of unpleasant symptoms is provided. Revisions have resulted in a more accurate representation of the complexity and interactive nature of the symptom experience. Examples are provided to demonstrate the implications of the revised theory for measurement and research, and its application in(More)
How infectious a person is when infected with HIV depends on what stage of the disease the person is in. We use 3 stages, which we call primary, asymptomatic, and symptomatic. It is important to have a systematic method for computing all 3 infectivities so that the measurements are comparable. Using robust modeling, we provide high-resolution estimates of(More)
One promising approach to strengthening theory-research and theory-practice linkages is to place greater emphasis on developing and using theories of the middle range to underpin nursing research and practice. In this article, a postpositivistic definition of middle-range theory is advanced, an argument is made for shifting nursing's theory development(More)
  • F Suppe
  • Journal of homosexuality
  • 1984
The objectivity of the classification of sexual disorders in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III) of the American Psychiatric Association is explored via a critical examination of the replacement of homosexuality per se by ego-dystonic homosexuality, DSM's working concept of a mental disorder, the notion of a paraphilia,(More)
In our article, "HIV-1 Epidemics Driven by Late Stage Disease," we conclude that the probability of transmission of HIV through promiscuous or casual sexual contacts is significantly higher in the third or symptomatic stage of the disease. Our results differ greatly from those of the current literature. The primary stage or first stage has been reported to(More)
FREDERICK SUPPE (editor), The structure of scientific theories, 2nd ed., Chicago and London, University of Illinois Press, 1977, 8vo, pp. xiv, 818, $10.00. This book appeared first in 1973 as an outgrowth of a symposium held in 1969. It received a warm welcome, and it now appears in a second edition with an 'Afterword' which brings up to date the editor's(More)
  • F Suppe
  • Journal of homosexuality
  • 1981
The Bell and Weinberg Homosexualities study attempts to subject important prior studies on homosexuality to systematic large-sample retests and also to break new ground in our positive understanding of homosexuality. In this article, defects in prior studies are surveyed, and then the adequacy of Bell and Weinberg's work is subjected to methodological(More)
  • F Suppe
  • Journal of homosexuality
  • 1984
The papers in Bisexual and Homosexual Identities assert that standard notions of sexual identity are inadequate. Their criticisms rest on unarticulated views about the nature of science, which constitute positions in the Verstehen controversies. It is argued that social constructionist conceptualizations of sexual identity, which these papers propose as an(More)
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