Molly C. Dougherty

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Urinary incontinence (UI) is a commonly underreported and underdiagnosed condition. The purpose of this trial was to implement and evaluate behavioral management for continence (BMC), an intervention to manage symptoms of UI with older rural women in their homes. Participants were randomized into BMC or a control group, and 178 were followed for between 6(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to assess the beliefs and preferences of reviewers for nursing journals about blinding of authors to reviewers, reviewers to authors, neither or both. BACKGROUND Blinding of author and reviewer names in the manuscript review process has been of interest to nursing editors, but reports that are based on data rather(More)
BACKGROUND Diastolic heart failure (DHF) is common in older women. There have been no clinical trials that have identified therapies to improve symptoms in these patients. A total of 32 women with New York Heart Association class II and III DHF (left ventricular ejection fraction >45% and symptoms of dyspnea or fatigue) were randomized into a 12-week(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies about the prevalence and impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were focused on urinary incontinence or overactive bladder in the general population. Little research has been focused on the role that the workplace has in employed women's experiences with LUTS or the impact of LUTS on their health-related quality of life(More)
Urinary incontinence (UI) is one of the most prevalent and costly health problems in the United States. Women participating in two clinical trials had experienced UI for a mean of 7.2 +/- 7.6 SD years. Hormone status, gynecologic surgery, alcohol intake, age, and educational attainment were significantly related to amount of urine loss. Amount of urine loss(More)
OBJECTIVE The participation of older rural women and their caregivers in a pilot research study on behavioral management interventions for urinary incontinence is described. DESIGN A quasiexperimental design was used. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Women 55 years old and older and living in a rural county in North Florida who had episodes of urinary incontinence(More)
CONTEXT Every social group shares beliefs about health and illness. Knowledge and understanding of these health beliefs are essential for education programs to address health promotion and illness prevention. PURPOSE This analysis describes the diabetes Explanatory Models of Illness (EMs) of low-income, rural, white Southerners who have not been diagnosed(More)
AIM To assess the efficacy of self-monitoring techniques to reduce urine loss and increase quality of life for women with urinary incontinence. METHODS The design was a two arm, randomized, clinical trial with a wait list control group and 3-week intervention. Participants were 224 community-dwelling women 18 and older with UI. Self-monitoring was(More)
This article introduces a new theory of geographical analysis, sociospatial knowledge networks, for examining and understanding the spatial aspects of health knowledge (i.e., exactly where health beliefs and knowledge coincide with other support in the community). We present an overview of the theory of sociospatial knowledge networks and an example of how(More)