Phyllis Luers Naumann

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this randomized control trial was to evaluate the effects of a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) game on asthma symptoms (eg, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and nighttime awakenings) in 7- to 12-year-old inner-city children over 12 weeks. METHOD A CAI that focused on reducing environmental irritants/allergens and(More)
Peer observation of classroom and clinical teaching has received increased attention over the past decade in schools of nursing to augment student ratings of teaching effectiveness. One essential ingredient is the scale used to evaluate performance. A five-step systematic procedure for adapting, writing, and building any peer observation scale is described.(More)
BACKGROUND Although asthma can be associated with significant airflow obstruction in those over the age of 65, it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. OBJECTIVE To describe severity of asthma, allergy skin test sensitivities, indoor allergen exposures, and the impact on quality of life (QOL) and health status in elderly persons with asthma. METHODS(More)
Aneffective and comprehensive faculty evaluation system provides both formative and summative data for ongoing faculty development. It also provides data for annual faculty evaluation and tenure and promotion decision making. To achieve an effective system, a triad of faculty evaluation data sources--student ratings, teaching portfolio, and peer(More)
Asthma is the leading chronic illness in children, affecting about 4.8 million children in the United States. Recent reports indicate a lack of asthma educational resources for rural school health nurses to use in their practice. This article describes the development of the My Asthma Coloring Book educational tool for children and their families living in(More)
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