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  • Access to health care: effects of public funding on the uninsured 

    Smith-Campbell, Betty (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2000)
    To determine whether a state funding policy influenced access to health care for the uninsured in one county of the American Midwest.
  • Adding medications in the emergency department: effect on knowledge of medications in older adults 

    Hayes, Karen S. (Mosby, 1999-06)
    Older adults constitute 20% of the ED population. Of older patients discharged from the emergency department, 40% receive at least one new medication to add to their already complex medication regimen. The purpose of this ...
  • An approach to defining and operationalizing critical thinking 

    Jacobs, Phyllis M.; Ott, B.; Sullivan, B.; Ulrich, Y.; Short, L. (Slack, 1997-01)
    The faculty in a midwestern university confronted the imperative to define and measure critical thinking in the nursing undergraduate curriculum. Theoretical and operational definitions were developed by faculty through ...
  • Assessment tool for nursing student computer competencies 

    Elder, Betty L.; Koehn, Mary L. (National League for Nursing, 2009-05)
    Computer skills have been established as important for nursing students and for graduate nurses. No current research was found on the best method to evaluate the skills of incoming nursing students. The purpose of this ...
  • Capturing patient encounters during health care provider training using Personal Digital Assistants 

    Fox, Charles R.; Day, David; Griffin, Audrey; Huckstadt, Alicia A. (Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 2007)
    Contemporary allied health education requires students experience both a depth and breadth of clinical encounters to prepare them to provide an increasingly broadening and evolving scope of practice. The Physician Assistant ...
  • Case study of hip fracture in an older person 

    Hayes, Karen S.; Steinke, Elaine E.; Heilman, Annette (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2003-10)
    To discuss proximal femoral (hip) fractures as the leading cause of hospitalization for injuries among older persons, using a case example that illustrates not only the orthopedic injury but also how an older person's ...
  • A case study on expanding the concept of caring from individuals to communities 

    Smith-Campbell, Betty (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 1999-12)
    Caring has been described as the essence of nursing and some theorists assert that caring occurs only on the interpersonal level. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate caring beyond the individual to communities. ...
  • Changes in myocardial infarction-specific sexual counseling by cardiac nurses 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Barnason, Susan; Mosack, Victoria; Wright, David W. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011-11)
    It is largely unknown if changes in the practice of sexual counseling of myocardial infarction (MI) patients by cardiac nurses have occurred over time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine changes in the ...
  • Childbirth education outcomes: an integrative review of the literature 

    Koehn, Mary L. (Journal of Perinatal Education, 2002)
    The purpose of this literature review was to identify and describe recent empirical studies of childbirth education outcomes and to identify areas for further study. The search produced 63 studies; only 12 met the inclusion ...
  • Children's health insurance program and pediatric nurses 

    Smith-Campbell, Betty; Pile, Debra (W.B. Saunders, 2010-04)
    Over the past decade, health coverage for millions of low-income children and their families has been impacted by publicly funded programs such as the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid. There are more than ...
  • Comparison of two cytotoxic food sensitivity tests 

    Jackson, James A.; Riordan, H. D.; Neathery, S. (International Scientific Communications, 1991-03)
  • Contemporary women's perceptions of childbirth education 

    Koehn, Mary L. (Journal of Perinatal Education, 2008)
    The purpose of this grounded theory study was to describe and understand contemporary childbearing women's perceptions of the role of childbirth education in preparing for birth. Participants were interviewed three times: ...
  • The cost of not breastfeeding: a commentary 

    Riordan, Janice M. (Sage Publications, 1997-06)
    Breastfeeding, a valuable natural resource, promotes health, helps prevent infant and childhood disease, and saves health care costs. Additional annual national health care costs, incurred for treatment of four medical ...
  • Cost-effectiveness of clustered unit vs. unclustered nurse floating 

    McHugh, Mary L. (Jannetti Publications, 1997-11)
    This study evaluated costs and staffing balance outcomes comparing unrestricted unit floating (UUF) with cluster [by related patient population or technical requirements] unit floating (CUF) practices. Researchers used a ...
  • Curriculum evaluation. Who, when, why, how? 

    Jacobs, Phyllis M.; Koehn, Mary L. (National League for Nursing, 2004-01)
    The faculty of a large, Midwestern, public university implemented a community-based baccalaureate curriculum to prepare students for the changing health care environment. Evaluation was planned as the curriculum was ...
  • Depression is not more common in rheumatoid arthritis: a 10-year longitudinal study of 6,153 patients with rheumatic disease 

    Hawley, Donna J.; Wolfe, Frederick (Journal of Rheumatology Publishing, 1993-12)
    To determine if depression scores and depressive symptoms are higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than among those with other rheumatic disorders; and to describe norms for the Arthritis Impact Measurement ...
  • Designing written medication instructions: effective ways to help older adults self-medicate 

    Hayes, Karen (Slack, 2005-05)
    One of the goals of Healthy People 2010 is for 95% of patients who are ordered medication to receive written medication instructions. The declining physical condition often associated with advanced age, lower literacy ...
  • Developing interactive continuing education on the web 

    Hayes, Karen S.; Huckstadt, Alicia A.; Gibson, Robert (Slack, 2000-09)
    To meet the continuing education needs of advanced practice nurses, on-line continuing education modules were designed as part of a grant-funded nurse practitioner learning project.
  • Development of an instrument to measure caring peer group interactions 

    Hughes, Linda C. (Slack, 1998-05)
    The purpose of this study was to develop psychometric properties of the Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale (PGCIS) designed to measure caring during informal peer interactions as experienced by undergraduate nursing ...
  • Development of the family needs assessment tool 

    Rawlins, P. S.; Rawlins, T. D.; Horner, M. (Sage Publications, 1990-04)
    Although a number of tools have been developed to assess family coping/functioning, these tools do not accurately identify special information and service needs. The Family Needs Assessment Tool (FNAT) reported here was ...