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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine the relationships among spiritual well-being, religiosity, hope, depression, and other mood states in elderly people coping with cancer and if differences in hope, depression, and other mood states exist between those elderly with high and low intrinsic religiosity and spiritual well-being. DESIGN Descriptive correlational(More)
PURPOSE To compare pregnancy rates when women have intercourse on self-estimated high and peak fertile days and when they only have intercourse on low fertile days during the fertile window (FW). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We used a prospective observational cohort study design. Our convenience sample included 124 women who utilized our online charting Web(More)
This study examined the association of religiosity, sexual education and family structure with risky sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults. The nationally representative sample, from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, included 3,168 women and men ages 15-21 years. Those who viewed religion as very important, had frequent church(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the use effectiveness of the Creighton model ovulation method in avoiding and achieving pregnancy. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive. SETTING A natural family planning clinic at a university nursing center. PARTICIPANTS Records and charts from 242 couples who were taught the Creighton model. The sample represented 1,793 months of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy, knowledge of fertility, and acceptability of a web-based natural family planning (NFP) education and service program. DESIGN A 6-month repeated measure longitudinal evaluation pilot study. SETTING A university based online website. PARTICIPANTS The website was piloted with 468 volunteer women seeking NFP services.(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe and assess certified nurse-midwives' (CNMs) knowledge and promotion of two modalities for child spacing, natural family-planning (NFP) and the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). One thousand two hundred CNMs were randomly selected from a national membership list and mailed a 24-item questionnaire on NFP and LAM.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of an electronic hormonal fertility monitor plus cervical mucus monitoring to avoid pregnancy. DESIGN A 12-month prospective clinical efficacy trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS One hundred ninety five (195) women (mean age 29.8 years) seeking to avoid pregnancy with a natural method at 5 clinical sites in 4 cities.(More)
Calendar-based methods are not usually considered effective or useful methods of family planning among health professionals. However, new "high-" and "low"-tech calendar methods have been developed, which are easy to teach, to use, and may be useful in helping couples avoid pregnancy. The low-tech models are based on a fixed-day calendar system. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine variability in the phases of the menstrual cycle among healthy, regularly cycling women. DESIGN A prospective descriptive study of a new data set with biological markers to estimate parameters of the menstrual cycles. PARTICIPANTS One hundred forty one healthy women (mean age 29 years) who monitored 3 to 13 menstrual cycles with(More)