Learn More
Older adults (54 men, 113 women; M age = 69.5 years) were examined to test the hypothesis that social supports would be more salutogenic (health promoting) for persons with lower incomes than for persons with higher incomes. Interactions of income and social supports (mean of 3 emotional scales of the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List) at study entry(More)
PURPOSE To explore the views of patients and enterostomal nurses regarding a telephone follow-up program for patients returning home with colostomies. METHODS AND SAMPLE Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven patients who accepted a telephone intervention and seven enterostomal nurses who conducted telephone follow-ups. Qualitative data(More)
BACKGROUND People with a new colostomy encounter many difficulties as they struggle to adjust to their ostomies. Nurse telephone follow-up is a convenient way to ensure continuity of care. There is a paucity of studies testing if nurse telephone follow-up can enhance adjustment of postdischarged colostomy patients. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explore and describe the content of telephone intervention conversations conducted by an enterostomal nurse with patients discharged home with a colostomy. BACKGROUND People discharged home with a new colostomy often encounter stoma-related difficulties. Postdischarge care with telephone follow-up by an enterostomal nurse(More)
This news brief focuses on the sex ratio at birth (SRB) in China, its causes, and remedial efforts. A SRB has been evident since the 1980s. The SRB increased from 108.48 male/100 female births to 116.30 male/100 female births during 1981-94. A normal SRB in China during 1940-94 would have been 107 male/100 female births. The SRB rose every year after(More)
PURPOSE The current study was designed to describe the symptom distress and quality of life (QoL) in Chinese oesophageal cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy after radical oesophagectomy and to identify the factors that influenced symptom distress and the relationship between symptom distress and QoL. METHODS The sample consisted of 102 oesophageal(More)
PURPOSE Patients with rectal cancer have issues in adjusting to their permanent colostomy after surgery, and support is required to help them resume normal life. However, few studies have explored the experience and factors that affect a patient's decision-making and maladjustment prior to colostomy surgery. The aim of this study was to explore the(More)
BACKGROUND The Ostomy Adjustment Scale (OAS) has been widely used to measure the adjustment to an ostomy. Although the instrument had been used among subjects from various backgrounds, psychometric properties had never been evaluated. OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the OAS among Chinese colostomy(More)
  • 1