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AIM This paper is a report of the effectiveness of a structured multifaceted mentorship programme designed to implement evidence-based practice in a clinical research intensive environment. BACKGROUND Barriers to implementing evidence-based practice are well-documented in the literature. Evidence-based practice is associated with higher quality care and(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of a brief language usage scale as a measure of acculturation in 197 Central American immigrant women. This study presents an analysis of cross-sectional survey data collected during face-to-face interviews conducted in Spanish as part of the program evaluation of the Infant Feeding for(More)
The purpose of this analysis was to assess the impact of perceived shared decision-making (SDM) on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and disclosure in a sample of urban, underserved minority patients (n = 109) with rheumatic diseases. Nearly three quarters of the patients (71.6%) reported CAM use. Of these, 59% disclosed CAM use to their(More)
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with numerous risk behaviors and mental health outcomes among youth. This study examines the relationship between the number of types of exposures to ACEs and risk behaviors and mental health outcomes among reservation-based Native Americans. In 2011, data were collected from Native American (N = 288;(More)
Chronic diseases, including rheumatic diseases, can cause immense physical and psychosocial burden for patients. Many Hispanics suffering with arthritis face activity limitations. Social support, or the functional content of relationships, may be important to consider when examining treatment and outcomes for Hispanic individuals. Participants were(More)
UNLABELLED Family caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients are at risk for experiencing significant psychological distress yet screening caregivers has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE This analysis explored the psychometric characteristics of the Distress Thermometer (DT) by examining its relationship, sensitivity, and(More)
The quantity and diversity of conceptual models in translational science may complicate rather than advance the use of theory. This paper offers a comparative thematic analysis of the models available to inform knowledge development, transfer, and utilization. Literature searches identified 47 models for knowledge translation. Four thematic areas emerged:(More)
PURPOSE Translating clinically valid genomic discoveries into practice is hinged not only on technologic advances, but also on nurses-the largest global contingent of health providers-acquiring requisite competencies to apply these discoveries in clinical care. The study aim was to assess practicing nurse attitudes, practices, receptivity, confidence, and(More)
BACKGROUND Recruiting and retaining human participants in cancer clinical trials is challenging for many investigators. Although we expect participants to identify and weigh the benefits and burdens of research participation for themselves, it is not clear what burdens adult cancer participants perceive in relation to benefits. We identify key attributes(More)