Marjorie A. Pett

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Disparities in breast cancer outcomes persist among Asian American women. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Chinese American women. This article describes the psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring knowledge and beliefs related to breast cancer and screening among Chinese American women aged 40 or older. A sample of 100(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore interactions among personal, cancer, aging, and symptom variables relative to physical function (PF) in older adult breast cancer survivors to better identify vulnerable subgroups. DESIGN Secondary analysis of the American Cancer Society Studies of Cancer Survivors II. SETTING U.S. population-based mail and telephone(More)
This study examined whether differences in waist circumference (WC) and pedometer placement (anterior vs. midaxillary vs. posterior) affect the agreement between pedometer and observed steps during treadmill and self-paced walking. Participants included 19 pairs of youth (9- 15-years-old) who were matched for sex, race, and height and stratified by WC (high(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine beliefs and Pap test utilization among Chinese American women, the largest Asian female population in the United States. RESEARCH APPROACH Cross-sectional descriptive, correlational study. SETTING Metropolitan areas of Portland, OR. PARTICIPANTS 100 foreign-born Chinese women aged 40 years and older. METHODOLOGIC(More)
This study examined the experiences of 181 middle-aged women who, while raising a family, were also primary care providers for an older demented relative. Results indicated that the caregiver burden depended on the context of the caregiving experience, particularly the relative's place of residence. Employment did not alter responsibilities but did affect(More)
Objective To examine changes in patient outcome variables, length of stay (LOS), and mortality after implementation of computerized provider order entry (CPOE). Materials and Methods A 5-year retrospective pre-post study evaluated 66 186 patients and 104 153 admissions (49 683 pre-CPOE, 54 470 post-CPOE) at an academic medical center. Generalized linear(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To assess the validity of neuropathy and neuropathic pain-measurement approaches. DESIGN Cross-sectional measurement study. SETTING Two comprehensive cancer centers in the northeastern United States. SAMPLE 117 patients with cancer in an outpatient setting. METHODS Participants were assessed using the five-component Total(More)
This pilot study examined test-retest and internal consistency reliabilities of original and modified formats of the Exercise Self-efficacy Scale in college-age women. 30 completed original and modified versions of the scale. Data from both tests, administered 1 wk. apart, were analyzed using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) to assess(More)
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