Richard H. Steeves

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BACKGROUND Recruitment for research and clinical trials continues to be challenging. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and disproportionately affects African American men; thus, effective recruitment strategies are essential for this population. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to focus on innovative and effective(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a culturally tailored intervention for rural African Americans. Social Cognitive Theory provided the framework for the study. METHODS Twenty-two participants were recruited and randomly assigned to either Group or Individual diabetes self-management (DSME). Group DSME included story-telling, hands-on(More)
This research was conducted to add to the understanding of the experiences of elderly, bereaved spouses in the rural South. During this study, data were gathered from 29 informants, many of whom were interviewed multiple times over several months. Data in the form of field notes and transcribed interviews were treated as texts and were subjected to(More)
INTRODUCTION Asthma is influenced by and influences psychosocial experiences in adolescents. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore psychosocial experiences and coping strategies of a sample of adolescents with asthma based on their own accounts. METHODS Six focus group interviews were conducted in Central Virginia with 19 adolescents with(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the mental and emotional impact of treatment for breast cancer with a focus on the ways the body is experienced. DESIGN Phenomenologic, descriptive, and interpretive. SETTING An outpatient treatment area of a comprehensive cancer center in the southwestern United States. SAMPLE 20 women, ages 20-68 (mean = 50 years), who(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the cultural beliefs and attitudes of African American prostate cancer survivors regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. RESEARCH APPROACH Mixed methods with primary emphasis on a phenomenology approach. SETTING In-person interviews in participants' homes and rural community facilities.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To gain a unique perspective of the experiences of young women with cancer (age 20-39 years at diagnosis) through analysis of their online illness blogs. DESIGN A qualitative analysis of online narratives based on hermeneutic phenomenology. SETTING Online illness blogs found through young adult cancer Web sites and social media sites(More)
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among non-Hispanic African American adults aged 20 years and older is 11.4%, compared to 8.4% non-Hispanic whites. Given the high rate of diabetes in this population, it is important to determine whether African Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and if so, what kind. Such information is important(More)
PURPOSE To describe how decisions occurred to transfer nursing home (NH) residents to emergency departments (EDs). DESIGN Three nursing homes (NHs) in Virginia were selected based on geographic and ownership variability. The phenomenon of concern was the decision-making process culminating in the transfer of NH residents to EDs. Sixteen transfers met the(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has recently become the treatment of choice for a number of malignancies. This procedure is highly technical, involving the use of radiation and chemotherapy to destroy the patient's diseased bone marrow and with it functions of the entire immune system. It is a process with toxic effects that are experienced by all(More)