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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/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 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)
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States and affects African Americans disproportionately when compared to other ethnic groups. There are unclear reasons for this disparity, but several factors may include race, nutrition, family history of cancer, and screening. With early detection of prostate cancer, survival is(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)
Between April 1986 and March 1989, ten patients under 21 years of age with histologically confirmed malignant astrocytoma, received marrow-ablative chemotherapy with either thiotepa and Etoposide (five patients) or thiotepa, Etoposide and BCNU (five patients), followed by bone marrow ‘rescue’. Nine patients had glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and one patient(More)
This study investigates the processes of "meaning-making" and life interpretation as experienced by a group of patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation. Six adult male patients were followed until the 100th day after their transplantation or until their deaths. A hermeneutic study of their experiences revealed that they manipulated the meanings of(More)
Ensuring that patients remain free of unintended retained foreign bodies is a primary responsibility of perioperative nurses and surgical technologists. However, these incidents continue to occur despite hospital policies and AORN recommended practice guidelines for their prevention. To provide insight into how incorrect surgical counts occur, researchers(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)