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Social support and positive health practices in young adults: loneliness as a mediating variable.
August 1, 1998... A compelling argument for studying the health practices of Americans has been put forth in a document outlining requirements necessary to achieve a nation of healthy people by the year 2000 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1990). Because health profiles vary across the span of...
Psychosocial predictors of children's postoperative pain.
August 1, 1998... Children who undergo hospitalization and surgery have to deal with a wide range of specific stress- and pain-provoking events (e.g., separation from parents, intravenous line placement, anesthesia induction, postoperative discomfort) that are inevitably frightening and disruptive (Wolfer &...
Maintaining patient endurance: the comfort work of trauma nurses.
August 1, 1998... Seriously injured patients frequently arrive at the Emergency Department (ED) conscious or partly conscious yet still aware of the serious nature of their injuries. They may be vocalizing their distress, responsive to pain, withdrawing from painful stimuli, or combative and fighting staff....
Functional performance of older adults in a long-term care setting. (includes commentary)
August 1, 1998... There is increasing awareness of the pivotal role that declining functional performance (bathing, dressing, transferring, continence, ambulation, and stair climbing) plays in maintaining independence and the impact this has on health care resources (Cress et al., 1995; Fried & Guralnik, 1997;...
The issue of generalizability. (nursing research)(Editorial)
August 1, 1998... The Commentary in this issue of Clinical Nursing Research points out one of the difficulties for international consumers of nursing research: its relevance across international boundaries. Initially, one thinks of whether findings can be generalized from a sample to a population, but the...