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This study examined the effect of psychoeducational preparation 1-2 days prior to surgery on postoperative state anxiety among Egyptian bladder cancer patients with urinary diversion. The theoretical rationale was based upon the Betty Neuman Health-Care Systems Model. State anxiety was measured by the A-state form of the State Trait Anxiety Inventory. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify stressors, level of stress, coping strategies, and coping effectiveness in Egyptian female mastectomy patients. A total of 64 women who had had mastectomies participated in the study. Coping effectiveness was measured by McNett's Coping Effectiveness Questionnaire (MCEQ). Factor analysis and reliability measures(More)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to compare and contrast similarities and differences in statements made by American and Egyptian cancer patients who expressed their attitudes toward cancer and reported their unmet needs. A total of 61 American and 66 Egyptian patients, who were receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or a combination of the two(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was conducted to determine the proportion of usage of psychoactive drugs, and to identify factors associated with its use among patients visiting outpatient clinics of a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 461 adult (age 18 years and above) patients, who were surveyed(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a plethora of literature about osteoporosis, little is known about the attitudinal variables that may predict osteoporosis-preventive behaviors (OPBs) among postmenopausal women. This study examined the relationship between variables from the Health Promotion Model (HPM) and OPBs of calcium intake, exercise participation, and(More)
  • N S Ali
  • 1998
This study describes the initial development and psychometric evaluations of an instrument to measure self-efficacy in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use. The development of the scale was based upon Bandura's self-efficacy construct. The sample was 116 women who were 50 years old and above and who were current or past users of HRT. Factor analysis was(More)