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The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explain how ethnically diverse men and women living with HIV manage their interacting illness symptoms, medication side effects, and treatment adherence choices. The authors used the constant comparative method to analyze textual data from in-depth interviews with 66 HIV-infected people representing the(More)
The constant comparative method was used to generate a grounded theory explicating the process of family caregiving for a relative with Alzheimer's dementia. Findings from 20 in-depth, face-to-face interviews conducted with a purposive sample of family caregivers in their homes revealed that much of the caregiving experience consists of coping with negative(More)
Interviews are a fundamental data collection method used in qualitative health research to help understand people's responses to illness or a particular situation. The risks associated with participating in 1 or 2 hour research interviews when a study focuses on vulnerable populations and sensitive issues are scrutinized by Institutional Review Boards(More)
This qualitative, interpretive study generated a model to describe the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as experienced by family caregivers in interaction with an afflicted relative. Stages of experiencing AD from a family caregiver's perspective were identified. These included Stage 1: noticing; Stage 2: discounting and normalizing; Stage 3: suspecting;(More)
This paper is a synthesis of knowledge about Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD family caregiving published over the last decade (approximately 1979-1990). While there has been an increase in the volume of scientific work in this area, methodological difficulties, unclear findings, and gaps, particularly with regard to inclusion of ethnic minority populations,(More)
The American Psychiatric Association published the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) in May 1994. Referred to by some in the popular media as the mental health profession's diagnostic bible, the decisions reflected in this fourth edition are likely to shape diagnostic practice and education and may impact on treatment(More)
The analytic shceme of "limiting intrusion" was generated in this study, using research strategies that involved direct contact with subjects under natural living conditions. Data were collected in an experimental treatment community for diagnosed schizophrenics, where conventional psychiatric control structures are muted and denied. Approximately 200 hours(More)
The purpose of this research was to explore the explanatory value of Awareness Context Theory for social interactional issues in early probable Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Glaser and Strauss's Awareness Context Theory [Glaser and Strauss (1965) Awareness of Dying, Aldine, New York] served as the framework for the analysis of interview data from 14 early(More)