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OBJECTIVE To examine positive and negative social support and other selected social context variables (age, education, marital status, gender, and exposure to other smokers inside and outside the… (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relative effectiveness of three different presentations of a smoking cessation program on the smoking behavior of adults with cardiovascular health problems. DESIGN A 2 x 2… (More)
With the increasing cost of health care and the growing constraints made by third party payers, in-hospital time for preoperative teaching is quickly being reduced. Seventy-two patients attended… (More)
Little attention has been given to the preparation of the patient's family prior to surgery, even though nurses' clinical experience suggests that family members are often more anxious than the… (More)