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The Resilience Scale (RS) was developed by Wagnild and Young (1993) to measure a personality characteristic or coping resource that facilitates adaptation. The RS, however, has not been evaluated with foreign-born populations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to report the factor structure, internal consistency, and concurrent validity of a Russian… (More)
More detailed analysis of this data will continue. It will be combined with other more specific studies to provide a more focused view of some aspects of general practice. Requests for individual analyses of selected data will be accepted by the Family Medicine Research Unit. Contact Helena Britt on (02) 745 2633. The Unit has provided Australian Family… (More)
This paper is a summary of a report of a comparison of country and metropolitan general practice undertaken by the Family Medicine Research Unit, University of Sydney, and published as a supplement to the Medical Journal of Australia. The identified differences were not consistent across small medium and large country towns. The morbidity patterns were… (More)
PURPOSE We explored cross-cultural similarities and differences in minority family caregivers' perceptions of the onset and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in their relatives, with specific attention to clinical encounters. DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a meta-synthesis of three qualitative studies conducted in Massachusetts with 22 African American,… (More)
When the patient presents with the words, "I've got a pain in the gut", what are the most common diagnoses and how often does the problem remain undiagnosed? This paper describes what usually happens at encounters initiated by patient presentation of abdominal pain and is based on the results of the Australian Morbidity and Treatment Survey 1990-1991.
This study examined differences arising from the sampling of patients from general practice and household surveys. When 25 general practitioners, who agreed to participate in one week morbidity survey in inner western Sydney, were compared with all general practitioners (192) identified in the area, they were not significantly different in terms of… (More)
Acute bronchitis is the fifth most commonly managed problem in general practice in Australia. This paper provides an overview of its management in general practice and compares the results with those of an earlier study.
This study of 521 encounters in 25 urban general practices in Australia, compares both patient and doctor reported reasons for encounter (RFE) and diagnoses. Although doctors and their patients generally agreed on the overall distribution of RFE and diagnoses that arose, there was disagreement in at least 30% of paired comparisons within individual… (More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the phenomenon of dementia caregiving in an ethnically diverse group of Latino caregivers, with the goal of identifying cultural influences on the caregiving experience. This qualitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study used Leininger's ethnonursing approach. There were more similarities than differences in this… (More)
Recruitment is often a lengthy process and sometimes a frustrating one. It is not simply a matter of contacting those selected and asking for this participation. After obtaining a list from which to select a sample, a contact list must be created, initial contact must be made and direct contact initiated, often requiring great powers of persuasion. It is… (More)