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This study examined the relationships between the five dimensions of the Wilson and Cleary model of health-related quality of life and three self-reported adherence measures in persons living with HIV using a descriptive survey design. Data collection occurred in seven cities across the United States, including university-based AIDS clinics, private(More)
We have developed a decision-support tool, the AIDS Intervention Decision-Support System (AIDS2), to assist in the task of matching patients to therapy-related research protocols. The purposes of AIDS2 are to determine the initial eligibility status of HIV-infected patients for therapy-related research protocols, and to suggest additional data-gathering(More)
The phenomena of interest in nursing informatics are nursing data, nursing information and nursing knowledge. The current state of knowledge related to these phenomena suggests four implications for the development of systems to support nursing. First, research has provided evidence that knowledge and experience is related to the quality of nursing(More)
Transparency and documentation of the decision process are at the core of a credible risk assessment and, in addition, are essential in the presentation of a weight of evidence (WoE)-based approach. Lack of confidence in the risk assessment process (as the basis for a risk management decision), beginning with evaluation of raw data and continuing through(More)
A case control design was used to examine quality of life and self-care management strategies in persons living with AIDS (PLWAs) with chronic diarrhea. PLWAs without chronic diarrhea (n = 20) as compared to those with chronic diarrhea (n = 20) reported significantly higher general health perceptions (p = .028). In contrast, comparisons on symptom status(More)
This article describes the Client Adherence Profiling-Intervention Tailoring (CAP-IT) intervention designed to enhance adherence to HIV/AIDS medications and reports the results of a pilot study aimed at assessing the feasibility of CAP-IT. Initially, CAP-IT was designed to be implemented by nurse case managers during regularly scheduled home visits; it is(More)
The number and type of activated patient problems and the number of nursing interventions in computer-supported and manually-generated nursing care plans for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patients hospitalized for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) were compared. There were significantly more activated patient problems (p = 0.005) and(More)
Although the prevalence and complexity of pain management in HIV/AIDS has been described in the literature, little is known about the management of pain from the patient perspective. This study used a set of standardized instruments, a medication chart audit, and a semistructured interview to elicit patients' self-reports of pain and patients' perceptions(More)
  • S B Henry
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics…
  • 1995
In recent decades there have been major advances in the creation and implementation of information technologies and in the development of measures of health care quality. The premise of this article is that informatics provides essential infrastructure for quality assessment and improvement in nursing. In this context, the term quality assessment and(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the difficulty of implementing clinical outcomes-focused quality improvement (QI) projects, most organizations' efforts and comparative quality report cards have centered on structure and process indicators or on outcomes captured in administrative data systems. Ultimately, however, health care is intended to improve health. Health(More)