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The purpose of the study was to describe relationships between uncertainty, anxiety, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) in parents of children recently diagnosed with cancer. The study was guided by the Uncertainty in Illness Theory. The setting was a children's hospital. Participants were 15 parents of 12 children recently diagnosed with cancer.(More)
This secondary qualitative analysis of extant focus group data was performed to develop an understanding of suboptimal adherence to 6-mercaptopurine therapy in adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Six participants, aged 16 to 23 years at the time of data collection, were interviewed about their adherence to oral maintenance chemotherapy during(More)
BACKGROUND Families living with chronic or long-term conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), stages 3-5, face multiple challenges and respond to these challenges in various ways. Some families adapt well while others struggle, and family response to a condition is closely related to outcome. With families and professionals, we developed a novel(More)
This integrative literature review is focused on (1) the prevalence of bone mineral density (BMD) decrements in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and when these decrements are observed; (2) the risk factors associated with the development of decreased BMD and resultant complications in children treated for ALL; (3) the role, if any,(More)
BACKGROUND Although an assumption of consistency in intervention delivery is key to the conclusion that the findings are valid, attention to both interventionist adherence and competence has not become a standard in nursing intervention research. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this article is to describe the technology model of intervention fidelity as it(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence among institutionalized elderly people. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 839 subjects, resident in 14 residential or nursing homes. A questionnaire was administered to the study population and their clinical records were reviewed. RESULTS The overall prevalence of urinary(More)
PURPOSE To explicate the link between parental uncertainty and posttraumatic stress as a way to stimulate advancement in the design and evaluation of nursing interventions for parents of children with serious illness. METHODS The literature on Mishel's uncertainty in illness theory and its reconceptualization--parental uncertainty in serious childhood(More)
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic stress is one of many psychological late effects in young adult survivors of childhood cancer and needs to be explored thoroughly. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and correlates of posttraumatic stress symptoms in a sample of young adult survivors of childhood cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)
The combination of a shortfall in oncologists and primary care physicians and an increased number of patients using more health care resources raises concerns about our health care system's ability to accommodate future patients with cancer and cancer survivors.
The purpose of this study was to revise and evaluate the Parental Perception of Uncertainty Scale (PPUS) for use in measuring parental uncertainty during the diagnosis of serious illness in a child. The concept of parental uncertainty during diagnosis was elaborated and original PPUS items were revised based on a review of the literature. Content validity(More)