Robin Meize-Grochowski

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The overall purpose of this study was to describe the quality of life (QoL) for spouses of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and to determine what factors are the best predictors of the spouses' perceived QoL. Thirty-eight spouses of CAPD patients from 2 dialysis units completed a demographic data form, the Jalowiec Coping Scale, the(More)
In the nursing literature trust has been identified as a foundation for a therapeutic relationship between nurse and health care consumer. It is through such a relationship that nurses can help effect needed changes in an individual's patterns of health behaviour. Several authors have described when trust is occurring, but few have attempted to define(More)
This parallel-group, randomized controlled pilot study examined daily meditation in a diverse sample of older adults with postherpetic neuralgia. Block randomization was used to allocate participants to a treatment group (n = 13) or control group (n = 14). In addition to usual care, the treatment group practiced daily meditation for six weeks. All(More)
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is a growing area of science focused on overcoming the science-practice gap by targeting the distribution of information and adoption of interventions to public health and clinical practice settings. This study examined D&I research projects funded under specific program announcements by the US National(More)
Seven hospitalized, adolescent psychiatric patients who received a total of 31 Therapeutic Touch treatments over two 2-week periods were interviewed about their experience. Findings from the interviews were categorized within 2 overarching themes-the therapeutic relationship and the body/mind connection. The study participants enjoyed the Therapeutic Touch,(More)
Just a few years ago, celiac disease was thought to be relatively rare in the United States, but recent data suggest celiac disease may affect 3 million Americans of all ages, many of whom have no diagnosis of the disease. With increased awareness of this disease among adult and pediatric primary care providers, there undoubtedly will be an increase in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore associations among symptoms of urinary incontinence, severity of symptoms, and measures of psychosocial health that may be assessed during a well-woman screening examination and the possible contribution of these variables to the relationship satisfaction of partnered midlife women living with urinary incontinence. DESIGN Exploratory(More)
Purpose This pilot study compared usual care alone with usual care plus meditation in relation to anxiety, depression, pain, and quality of life in community-dwelling older adults with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PHN may occur after shingles, and has been described as one of the most intractable neuropathic pain disorders. Older adults develop PHN more(More)
Results of this descriptive study suggest that overall the subjects perceived the implantable insulin pump as having a positive impact on their lives. Subjects saw the importance of their role as well as the role of health care professionals in management of their diabetes. The subjects indicated that the advantages of improved blood glucose control(More)
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