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The death of a child alters the life and health of others immediately and for the rest of their lives. How a child dies influences parents' abilities to continue their role functions as well as siblings' abilities to make and maintain friendships, and may be the basis for health care providers' decisions to exit direct care roles. Thus, facilitating a "good(More)
It is possible to have a reliable and valid measure of a clinical phenomenon but to score the measure in a way that inaccurately represents the clinical meaning of the measured phenomenon. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the risk to research and clinical assessments caused by a discrepancy in the clinical meaning of scores obtained by total(More)
This investigation had three objectives: a) to determine the types of repair strategies that cochlear-implant users implement to rectify communication breakdowns during ongoing conversation when talking to either familiar or unfamiliar communication partners, b) to determine how communication partners respond to particular types of repair strategies, and c)(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore patients' quality of life (QOL) as defined by RNs in adult and pediatric oncology settings and to examine, from the perspectives of clinical nurses, the knowledge that is needed to apply QOL research outcomes in clinical practice. DESIGN Qualitative research design using a focus group technique to explore the research(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports some preliminary findings from patients, implanted at the University of Iowa, using the Advanced Bionics Clarion cochlear implant (version 1.0). We compared the performance of patients using both simultaneous analog and nonsimultaneous pulsatile processing strategies. The performance of Clarion patients was also compared with a(More)
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