M K Strader

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College students were surveyed to determine their knowledge about AIDS and attitudes toward condom use. Overall scores were high, with a mean of 22.5 on the 28-item true-false questionnaire. Of the 81 percent of respondents who indicated they were presently or had been sexually active, only 40 percent reported using condoms; 87 percent expressed an(More)
Fishbein's Theory of Reasoned Action was used to formulate a persuasive communication in an attempt to influence unclassified American college students' beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding signing up for a career as a registered nurse. A two-stage cluster sample was used to assign 90 male and female students to either an experimental or(More)
A comparison of the seven most commonly used pressure-reducing products across sacral, trochanter, and heel interface sites was conducted with 15 healthy volunteers. Effects of weight on product were also tested. Products were rank ordered by cost into low-, moderate-, and high-cost groups. A double repeated measures design was used to examine effects of(More)
Patients (N = 71) from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic in an urban setting were surveyed to determine their knowledge about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and attitudes toward condom use. Overall knowledge scores were high with a mean score of 22 on the 28-item true-false questionnaire. No statistical significance was found between(More)
This article discusses the malpractice crisis in the health professions as it threatens to affect nurse educators. There is a concise explanation and review of immunity and liability doctrines for supervisory personnel. The most common conditions for patient injury are examined, and pertinent legal decisions are cited. Examples are provided for the problem(More)
Data from a 1989 survey using the condom attitude and belief instrument with 310 clients from two sexually transmitted disease clinics identified significant social referents who influence condom-use intentions. They are sexual partner, father and friends. The present study found that communication with these referents had a positive net effect on beliefs(More)
A survey of 34 counselors on sexually transmitted diseases from a large Midwestern state was conducted to compare their responses to promote condom use with clients' attitudes and normative beliefs regarding condoms. Four vignettes were developed using predictor variables about condom use based on the theory of reasoned action (TRA). Results indicate(More)