Judith M Popovich

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One particular focus of refugee studies in the United States has been the violence experience of Southeast Asian (S.E.A.) refugee children and its impact on mental health and school adaptation. Although virtually all researchers have found that the children have high rates of depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder, findings concerning successful(More)
In recent years, nurse researchers have given more attention to the role that hope plays in health and illness. While this research adds to the knowledge base about hope, that this knowledge may become too theoretical and difficult to apply in the clinical setting. Based on a study of hope conducted with community-based older adults, an analysis of the hope(More)
The focus in psychiatry has been on treating people for hopelessness, as opposed to understanding more about maintaining hope. This study reports findings from a study of hope conducted with community-based older adults. A general linear model procedure was used to more clearly understand the relationships among hope and other relevant variables. This model(More)
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the world, affecting 3 million women and 2.5 million men annually. The success of rehabilitation efforts for stroke patients is often measured in terms of physical functioning. However, the literature suggests that the effects of stroke and subsequent adaptation include psychological and social dimensions as(More)
Although immigrants and refugees share the experience of adapting to a new country, life experiences and circumstances surrounding leaving their homelands are vastly different. The most salient difference is their motivation for leaving. Immigrants typically leave their homeland to seek improved economic opportunities and/or to join other family members.(More)
Globally, stroke is an important cause of physical, cognitive and emotional disability. The success of rehabilitation efforts for stroke patients is often measured in terms of physical functioning. However, because the adaptation process also involves psychological and social factors, and nursing goal is to holistically meet patient's health care needs, it(More)
The eruption of conflicts and war in this century has led to new masses of refugees and displaced persons. Globally, host countries will continue to confront issues of how to ensure the successful adaptation of refugees who typically are women and children. The United States received three major waves of Southeast Asian (SEA) refugees during the past(More)
Previous studies note a positive relationship between female-headed households (FHHs) and poverty in urban and rural areas of Botswana. To explore this further, data were collected from 7 FHHs through participant observation and open-ended interviews. A secondary analysis of data described the quality of life (QOL) of members of the households according to(More)
Hope and hopelessness are multi-dimensional concepts. Both can be investigated from an aggregate or individual emotional response to life events. Globally, there are many concerns about conflicts, poverty and illness that have led to collective feelings of hopelessness. Yet, some people still hope for a better future. Hope as an individual response,(More)