Marsha Clowers

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For some, the search for the ideal care provider can be elusive. This study explored female adolescents' accounts of the ideal health care provider. One hundred fifty-seven female high school students responded to the following question: "Can you describe what the ideal doctor would be like?" Content analysis of their descriptive narratives yielded 272(More)
Politicians and the public alike blame an array of social problems on movies, which they claim are increasingly violent and graphically violent. In this paper, we analyze the five top-grossing films in a one year period in each of the past four decades (i.e., 1964, 1974, 1984, and 1994). Our analysis, which is based on a careful coding of these films,(More)
The responses of 73 poststroke persons to a rehabilitation needs scale were analyzed. Forty-two of the respondents were married, and their spouses were interviewed separately. Four null hypothesis were tested: (1) Postdischarge stroke persons would not perceive themselves as still having rehabilitation needs. (2) The more frequent need statements would not(More)
This was an exploratory study in the social-leisure activity levels of married and single individuals after stroke. A 60-item behavioral frequency scale was administered to 42 married and 31 single subjects. Single persons showed higher levels of participation in performing personal care, home management and social interaction activities. Both groups(More)
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