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Contrasting Patient and Practitioner Perspectives in Type 2 Diabetes Management.
December 1, 1998... Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (type 2 diabetes) is becoming alarmingly common among certain sectors of the population, particularly the ethnic and minority poor (Carter, Pugh, & Monterrosa, 1996; Flegal et al., 1991; Funnell & Merritt, 1993; Haffner, Hazuda, Mitchell, Patterson, &...
Cardiovascular Disease-Related Diet and Exercise Experiences of Immigrant Mexican Women.
December 1, 1998... Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among Latina women in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1995). Women comprise 49% (10,966,000) of the total Latino population in the United States (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990), and 66%...
Actual and Ideal Professional Support for African American Family Members(1).
December 1, 1998... The sudden hospitalization of an acutely ill relative to the intensive care unit (ICU) for any reason is a source of stress for many family members (Kleiber et al., 1994) and critical care nurses (MacNeil & Weisz, 1987). Because critical care nurses' primary concern is the immediate care of...
Caregivers' Experiences in Making Placement Decisions(1).
December 1, 1998... In 1993, 13% of the population (33 million persons) in the United States were aged 65 and over. Projections for 2050 suggest a growth in this segment to 80 million persons, which will represent 20% of the population (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1994). Globally, the same trend is present. The...
Conceptualizing Sexual Health in Cancer Care(1).
December 1, 1998... Few health professionals are knowledgeable about the effects of cancer and its treatment on sexual health and are often reluctant to talk about such issues. Most cancer patients will not initiate discussions concerning sexuality unless the opportunity is made available by the health...