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Ambulatory treatment for cancer has increased patients' self-care requirements and placed demands on family members to manage the illness and treatment side effects at home. This exploratory study was undertaken to assess family caregiving demands (load) and to examine caregivers' appraisals of the illness/caregiving experience. Forty-seven persons involved(More)
The purpose of the study was to test a model, based on Lazarus and Folkman's (1984) stress-coping framework, on widowed persons' psychosocial health dysfunction after conjugal bereavement. Older widows (n = 100) and widowers (n = 59) were identified through church burial records and interviewed using the Ways of Coping Checklist, Sickness Impact Profile,(More)
Relocation to a nursing home can be stressful and may result in mental and physical illness. Appraisal, or the meaning assigned to relocation, can influence relocation outcome. This study examined the relationships between appraisal of relocation and 30 nursing home residents' psychological and physical health, morale, functional independence, and(More)
One of the pillars of the SAFE strategy for trachoma control is the use of mass drug administration (MDA) using azithromycin (Zithromax®) donated by Pfizer Inc. Azithromycin is very effective for curing infections with ocular Chlamydia trachomatis with a single oral dose. Unusually for the administration of antibiotics, MDA is offered to all members of a(More)
Relationships between bereavement, coping, resources, and health dysfunction were investigated in 100 older women (M age = 71.3 years) widowed from 1 to 12 months prior to the interview. Differences in coping for those who appraised their bereavement as either (a) harmful loss, but without major accompanying losses, (b) harmful loss with other anticipated(More)
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