Mary M Jirovec

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The purpose of this intervention study was to examine the impact of a daily exercise regimen on the mobility, balance, and urine control of a sample of cognitively impaired elderly nursing home residents. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used with 15 elderly, cognitively impaired, incontinent nursing home residents. Data were collected(More)
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of an individualized scheduled toileting (IST) program on incontinent, memory-impaired elders being cared for at home. Using a 2 x 2 mixed design analysis of variance (group by time), 118 patients were randomly assigned to experimental or control groups. Caregivers in the experimental group were(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore elderly Mexican women's readiness to exercise, and their multiple roles. Fifty older women were sampled from two separate neighborhoods of low socio-economic status. Readiness to exercise was examined using the Stages of Change - Exercise instrument with six categories: precontemplation nonbelievers,(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate patient factors associated with urinary incontinence in nursing homes to identify the relative importance of these factors in predicting urinary incontinence. Cognitive ability and patient mobility were measured for 61 patients residing in a nursing home. Twenty-nine of the patients were incontinent and 32 continent.(More)
Background: Many caregivers with chronically ill relatives suffer from depression. However, the relationship of depression to other outcomes of chronic caregiving remains unclear. This study tested a hypothesized model which proposed that hours of care, stressful life events, social support, age and gender would predict caregivers' outcomes through(More)
1. Nursing home residents have the right to be involved in decision making relative to their care, which researchers have demonstrated has a positive effect on residents. 2. The authors designed a study to explore discrepancies between residents' perceptions of choice and the amount of choice preferred and their relationship to self-care abilities and(More)
This article is a report of a task force formed from a discussion group hosted by the American Nurses Association on the AHCPR Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence. The need to standardize content related to bladder incontinence to be used in curriculums was identified as an initial step in implementing the guidelines. A task force was formed to develop(More)