Julie A Kruse

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AIM To test alternatives to the current research and clinical practice of assuming that married or partnered status is a proxy for positive social support. BACKGROUND Having a partner is assumed to relate to better health status via the intermediary process of social support. However, women's health research indicates that having a partner is not always(More)
PURPOSE To extend testing of a relational theory that a low sense of belonging, delayed or impaired bonding, and loneliness are salient risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD) in women. METHODS Data for this theory-testing analysis came from a larger prospective longitudinal cohort study and included women who were retained to the end of the study at(More)
PURPOSE Health care professional education programs in the United States have been charged to devise strategies to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the workforce (Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/grants/nwd.html, 2014). The purpose of this charge is to develop a(More)
BACKGROUND Within the United States, there are individuals who retain the traditions and beliefs of cultural groups that vary from the general majority population. Both healthcare providers and researchers have reported that many individuals who live in but are less affiliated with the dominant culture tend to have less positive health outcomes. OBJECTIVE(More)
OBJECTIVE Key variables that have influenced depression in previous research were examined in this study including adult attachment, perceived social support, sense of belonging, conflict in relationships, and loneliness for their relationships in a relational model for depression with U.S. Navy recruits in basic training. METHODS This theory-testing(More)
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