Kevin Thompson

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The results of work sampling studies are used to examine how nurses spend their time and to relate nurses' time to the shortage of nursing practice in hospitals. Four types of proposals for improving the delivery of nursing care in hospitals are discussed. The likely impact of these proposals on how nurses spend their time and the consequences of increasing(More)
In this paper, we consider the relationship between self-concept or identity and juvenile delinquency. Major contributions to the study of deviance based on interactionist theory are reviewed. We conduct an empirical analysis, with a focus on the effects of parental and peer reflected appraisals. Measures based on social control theory are included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop items to measure indoor tanning and sunless tanning that can be used to monitor trends in population surveys or to assess changes in behavior in intervention studies. DESIGN A group of experts on indoor tanning convened in December 2005, as part of a national workshop to review the state of the evidence, define measurement issues, and(More)
The psychometric assessment of a new measure of nursing intensity, The Patient Intensity for Nursing Index (PINI) is reported. Four dimensions of nursing intensity are measured by the PINI: (a) severity of illness, (b) dependency, (c) complexity of care, and (d) time. There are 10 items rated on a 5-point ordinal scale. A purposively drawn sample of 6,445(More)
Although the process of rater training is important for establishing interrater reliability of observational instruments, there is little information available in current literature to guide the researcher. In this article, principles and procedures that can be used when rater performance is a critical element of reliability assessment are described. Three(More)
Compared with their counterparts in more affluent areas, patients in deprived areas die younger, are sicker for longer before they die, and present more complex problems to primary care.1,2 Furthermore, people in areas of socio-economic deprivation are often underserved, as primary care is relatively understaffed and under-resourced and less able to meet(More)
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