Michelle A McMahon

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One hundred three first-time myocardial infarction (MI) patients were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control condition. Patients completed a cardiac rehabilitation program during hospitalization and were interviewed to assess intentions to follow regimen prescriptions, attitudes toward the prescriptions, coping methods, and the perceived(More)
The relationship of attitudes and perceived beliefs of others to regimen compliance and personal psychologic and social adjustments of patients with myocardial infarction was investigated 1 year after the infarction. Eighty-one patients (39 in the experimental group, 42 in the control group) who participated in a prior study on the effect of a nursing(More)
Two-years postinfarction, the effect of a nursing intervention at 30 days postinfarction, and intentions, attitudes, and perceived beliefs of others on regimen compliance of myocardial infarction patients was investigated. The sample was comprised of 51 patients (E = 29, C = 22) who participated in a five-phase study over 2 years. No differences were found(More)
This study investigated relationships between demographic and medical variables, attitudes, perceived beliefs of others, and intentions toward medical regimen adherence and actual posthospitalization regimen adherence. During hospitalization, attitudes, perceived beliefs of others, and intentions toward prescribed medical regimen were elicited from 112(More)
Using Barnhill's components of family health functioning, we examined the relationships of spouse anxiety, coping methods, couple responsibility for compliance, and reported compliance with marital couple functioning. Five psychosocial scales were returned by mail by 136 Mended Heart members and spouses from five geographic regions. By multiple regression(More)
A tool was developed to assess attitudes of patients with cardiac disease toward performing prescribed behaviors of their medical regimen. Two groups of subjects with heart disease were used to examine validity and reliability of the Miller Attitude Scale. One group included 480 members of Mended Hearts, Inc., and the second group consisted of 35 patients(More)
One hundred twelve patients with MI were followed over a 6- to 9-month period to investigate their intentions and adherence behavior to a prescribed medical regimen in four life situations. The subjects with MI had strong intentions in the hospital to follow their prescription in all four situations, with the strongest for the home situation and the weakest(More)
As the complexity of health care delivery continues to increase, educators are challenged to determine educational best practices to prepare BSN students for the ambiguous clinical practice setting. Integrative, active, and student-centered curricular methods are encouraged to foster student ability to use clinical judgment for problem solving and informed(More)
BACKGROUND Presence is widely accepted as a core relational skill within the nursing profession. Nurse educators are challenged to ensure that the humanistic aspects of client care are included in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum. Introducing and teaching presence skills early in the BSN curriculum will ensure the essential value of(More)