The theory of uncertainty in illness has its strongest support among subjects who are experiencing the acute phase of illness or are in a downward illness trajectory (mishel, 1988a). The theory has not addressed the experience of living with continual, constant uncertainty in either a chronic illness or in an illness with a treatable acute phase and… (More)
In this study a portion of the uncertainty in illness model was tested. Antecedents to uncertainty tested were the stimuli frame variables of symptom pattern and event familiarity and the structure provider variables of education, social support, and credible authority. Data were collected on a convenience sample of 61 women with gynecological cancer at the… (More)
preventing and managing chronic illness (pp. 235-246).
The purpose of this mental health training program was to increase primary care nurses' knowledge and skills about depression. The program emphasized criteria for assessing depression, presented psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic content, discussed care coordination among multiple agencies and providers, and addressed referral resources.… (More)