Thomas Kevin Brewer

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OBJECTIVES To identify modifiable risk factors of late unplanned readmissions for elderly with community-acquired pneumonia. DESIGN A case-control study. SETTING Three university-affiliated tertiary-care hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred four case-control pairs. Case patients referred to all patients readmitted with pneumonia 30 days to 1 year after(More)
This study examined whether nursing students experience an unusual amount of debilitative anxiety in academic achievement, compared to general university students and provided senior psychiatric nursing students with a hands-on experience in research. A nonprobability convenience sample of 225 students was drawn from a university in the eastern United(More)
Anecdotal and research data suggest that psychological type and explanatory style influence individuals' day-to-day functioning. The assessment of these characteristics among postbaccalaureate students will support faculty in planning for students' educational programs and guide them as they provide support for the expansive role functions of, among others,(More)
PURPOSE To examine how research is disseminated through nursing journals and to examine characteristics of published research. DESIGN A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted with manuscripts from 78 nursing journals that publish research. METHOD The final issue for 1999 was examined. Pairs of independent raters content-analyzed all research(More)
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