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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The interest of managed care organizations (MCOs) in decreasing care and outcome variance and lowering costs has created many concerns including those pertaining to the complex and costly nature of cancer care. In this study, we used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach involving semistructured interviews of 14 women with breast cancer to examine MCO(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)
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)