Patricia Stevens

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Late blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans, is the most devastating disease for potato cultivation. Here, we describe the positional cloning of the Rpi-blb1 gene from the wild potato species Solanum bulbocastanum known for its high levels of resistance to late blight. The Rpi-blb1 locus, which confers full resistance to complex(More)
It is well established that the mammalian circadian system consists of pacemaker cells in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN). The mouse has become increasingly important in understanding the circadian timing system, due to the availability of mutant animals with abnormal circadian rhythms. In the present paper, we describe the organization of the mouse SCN,(More)
In this feminist narrative study using in-depth interviews and focus groups, a racially and economically diverse sample of 45 lesbians described their access to and experience with health care. The multistaged narrative analysis revealed structural and interpersonal conditions uniquely faced by lesbians in obtaining health care services. At the macrolevel,(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a valid marker of outcome for chronic dialysis therapy. A wide range of questionnaires are now available which assess different aspects of an individual's health. Appreciation of those factors that contribute to explaining HRQOL items remains poorly defined. The development of disease-specific questionnaires such as(More)
Verifying the scientific adequacy of feminist studies is necessary to assure that research processes and outcomes are well grounded, cogent, justifiable, and relevant. The authors analyze what scientific adequacy means in feminist inquiry and propose standards of rigor by which nurse investigators can plan and evaluate their studies. In the process,(More)
The author critically examines the research about health care providers' attitudes toward lesbians and the research about lesbians' experiences in health care encounters. Results of the review suggest that caregivers hold prejudiced views of lesbians and are generally condemnatory and ignorant about their lesbian clients. Lesbians frequently interpret(More)
In this triangulated, feminist narrative study, a multiethnic, socioeconomically diverse sample of 45 lesbians recounted their actions in health care in a total of 332 health care stories. Findings of a multistaged narrative analysis suggest that lesbians experience compounded vulnerability in health care environments. A repertoire of protective strategies(More)
Postmastectomy pain (PMP), a distinctive postsurgical neuropathic pain syndrome, has been thought to be consequence of 4-6% of surgical procedures for cancer of the breast, but remains understudied and poorly documented. In this cross-sectional descriptive study, a convenience sample of 95 women who had undergone breast cancer surgery was recruited from 16(More)
Focus-group method is an apt strategy for studying community health phenomena at the aggregate level. Not only can its use facilitate the inclusion of segments of the population who have been underserved by previous research, but it can generate a depth of understanding about public health problems, community strengths, and potential interventions that have(More)
Twelve mothers whose children had undergone bone marrow transplantation were interviewed about their experiences giving informed consent. They were asked to describe how they were introduced to bone marrow transplantation as a course of action to treat their gravely ill children, what their understanding of the protocol was, and the process by which they(More)