Janet S Barnfather

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The purpose of this research was to test the validity of a propositional statement within the Modeling and Role-Modeling theory and paradigm (Erickson, Tomlin, & Swain, 1988). The Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (APAM) is part of a multidimensional assessment strategy used by nurses to determine ability to mobilize coping resources. This study tested(More)
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of the best evidence contained in the literature to guide healthcare decisions. The authors describe how their baccalaureate program prepares its graduates to be successful in implementing EBP in their nursing practice. Outcomes of sustained student projects in agency settings are presented. They posit(More)
Two conceptual nursing models, Roy's adaptation model and Erickson and Swain's adaptive potential assessment model are explained, and knowledge is identified within these two assessment techniques for adaptation to stress. The purpose is to identify common, noteworthy areas of nursing science as well as areas where further development in nursing knowledge(More)
The purpose of this study was to test a model drawn from the modeling and role-modeling theory depicting relationships among psychosocial resources, perceived stress, and health for undereducated adults. A purposive sample of 171 adults enrolled at an urban adult education center completed several self-report measures: Modified Erikson Psychological Stage(More)
For more than two decades an enduring relationship between years of formal schooling and improved health status has been emerging as noteworthy. School nurses are currently in place to focus more attention on refining how this relationship can be maximized in clinical practice. A brief review of the theoretical framework, modeling and role-modeling, is(More)
The focus of this study was to examine construct validity of the Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (APAM). Incorporated within a larger theory and paradigm entitled Modeling and Role-Modeling, APAM depicts three main states, arousal, equilibrium, and impoverishment; each state represents a different potential to mobilize coping resources. Arousal and(More)
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