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  • Sexual concerns of cardiac patients: predictors and the influence of specific sexual activities 

    Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J.; Steinke, Elaine E. (SAGE Publications, 2015-02)
    Background: Addressing sexual concerns of cardiac patients is integral to comprehensive patient-centered nursing care, and instruments for use across cardiac populations are needed to promote this activity. Knowing the ...
  • The role of a self-directed technology to improve medication adherence in heart failure patients 

    Walker, Cynthia M.; Elder, Betty L.; Hayes, Karen S. (Elsevier Science Inc., 2014-11)
    Medication nonadherence contributes to poor outcomes in patients with heart failure. The purpose of this project was to determine Whether a self-directed, Web-based medical technology. (R), could improve ...
  • Factors predictive of change in sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Hill, Twyla J.; Mosack, Victoria (Oxford University Press, 2014-09-02)
    Purpose: Sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis often declines, although little is known about changes over time. This study examined predictive factors for change in sexual activity before and after cardiac ...
  • Polysymptomatic distress in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum 

    Wolfe, Frederick; Michaud, Kaleb; Busch, Ruth E.; Katz, Robert S.; Rasker, Johannes J.; Shahouri, Shadi H.; Shaver, Timothy S.; Wang, Shirley; Walitt, Brian T.; Haeuser, Winfried (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-10)
    Objective. Fibromyalgia (FM) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause consternation because symptoms are seen to be out of proportion to physician and laboratory assessments, and composite RA activity scores such as the 28 ...
  • Perceptions of intimate relationships in partners before and after a patient's myocardial infarction 

    Fransson, Eleonor I.; Arenhall, Eva; Steinke, Elaine E.; Fridlund, Bengt; Nilsson, Ulrica G. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014-08)
    Aims and objectives. To describe and explore how partners rate their intimate relationship before and after the patients' first myocardial infarction. A further aim was to investigate the association between partners' ...
  • 20 things you didn't know about sex and heart disease 

    Jaarsma, Tiny; Steinke, Elaine E. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-05)
  • Hydration in older adults: the contribution of bioelectrical impedance analysis 

    Goldberg, Lynette R.; Heiss, Cynthia J.; Parsons, Susan D.; Foley, Amanda S.; Mefferd, Antje S.; Hollinger, Deborah C.; Parham, Douglas F.; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Informa Plc, 2014-06)
    The sensory and gastrointestinal changes that occur with ageing affect older adults' food and liquid intake. Any decreased liquid intake increases the risk for dehydration. This increased dehydration risk is compounded in ...
  • Sexual concerns of patients and partners at ICD implant 

    Dougherty, Cynthia M.; Snyder, Nickie; Thompson, Elaine A.; Steinke, Elaine E. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkkins, 2013-11-26)
    Returning to sexual activity after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a prominent concern of both patients and partners. Clinicians often do not advise patients about sex after an ICD, even though patients ...
  • The CopenHeartSF trial-comprehensive sexual rehabilitation programme for male patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ischaemic heart disease and impaired sexual function: protocol of a randomised clinical trial 

    Johansen, Pernille Palm; Zwisler, Ann-Dorthe; Hastrup-Svendsen, Jesper; Frederiksen, Marianne; Lindschou, Jane; Winkel, Per; Gluud, Christian; Giraldi, Annamaria; Steinke, Elaine E.; Jaarsma, Tiny; Berg, Selina Kikkenborg (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2013)
    Introduction Sexuality is an important part of people’s physical and mental health. Patients with heart disease often suffer from sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction has a negative impact on quality of life and well-being ...
  • Integrating genetics and genomics into nursing curricula you can do it too! 

    Daack-Hirsch, Sandra; Jackson, Barbara; Belchez, Chito A.; Elder, Betty L.; Hurley, Roxanne; Kerr, Peg; Nissen, Mary Kay (Elsevier Inc, 2013-12)
    Rapid advances in knowledge and technology related to genomics cross health care disciplines and touch almost every aspect of patient care. The ability to sequence a genome holds the promise that health care can be ...
  • Number of cardiac and noncardiac comorbidities predict sexual concerns 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J.; Walker, C.; Medina, M. (European Society of Cardiology, 2013-08)
    Purpose: Cardiac patients frequently report sexual concerns after an acute or chronic cardiac problem. While sexual problems have been generally reported, our study examined demographic variables, co-morbid conditions, and ...
  • Sexuality and Chronic Illness 

    Steinke, Elaine E. (Slack Inc, 2013-11)
    Sexual function is often affected in individuals living with chronic illness and their partners, and multiple comorbidities increase the likelihood of sexual dysfunction. This review focuses on the areas of cardiovascular ...
  • Does primary care provider advance directive education influence attitudes and practice? 

    Johnson, Kimbra (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Many people do not have advance directives (ADs) prepared and have never discussed their wishes for end-of-life care. Primary care providers (PCP) who have limited knowledge of ADs contribute to this problem. Does PCP AD ...
  • Factors affecting quality of life in breast cancer survivors 

    Ward, Margaret A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Many factors affect the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. The author performed an integrative review of the literature pertaining to quality of life among breast cancer survivors. The 14 research articles that ...
  • A social-cognitive sexual counseling intervention post-MI-development and pilot testing 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Mosack, Victoria; Hertzog, Jodie; Wright, David W. (WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2013-07)
    PURPOSE: Individuals experiencing myocardial infarction (MI) report anxiety, depression, diminished quality of life (QOL), and reduced sexual activity. DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined return to sexual activity post-MI, and ...
  • Assessment and management of sensory loss in elderly patients 

    Larsen, Pamala D.; Hazen, Shirley E.; Hoot Martin, Janice L. (Elsevier, 1997-02)
    The aging process is unique in each individual, and although the specific effects of that process cannot be predicted with accuracy, the majority of individuals will experience alterations in their se...
  • Interpreting laboratory values in elderly surgical patients 

    Hoot Martin, Janice L.; Larsen, Pamala D.; Hazen, Shirley E. (Elsevier, 1997-03)
    Although certain laboratory test results are expected to be outside the normal adult range in elderly patients, perioperative nurses must understand that these "normal abnormal" values are among the factors that make elderly ...
  • Reluctance to describe "disliked" others as we age 

    Medvene, Louis J.; Nilsen, Kyle; Latronica, Britania; Coleman, Carissa K.; Wachlarowicz, Marissa (Oxford University Press, 2012-11)
    Socioemotional selectivity theory proposes that as we age we engage in emotional self-regulation with the goal of seeking positive emotional responses and avoiding negative ones (Carstensen et al, 1999). The present studies ...
  • Behavioral reciprocity in person-centered care: an analysis of residents and nurse aides 

    Medvene, Louis J.; Runyan, A.; Nilsen, Kyle (Oxford University Press, 2012-11)
    Resident/aide relationships in long-term care are an important source of resident (Bowers et al., 2001) and aide satisfaction (Mittal et al., 2009). Recent work has focused on aides’ person-centered abilities. Innovatively, ...
  • Assessing energy expenditure during eating in vulnerable older adults 

    Goldberg, Lynette R.; Heiss, Cynthia J. (Oxford University Press, 2012-11)
    Reflecting the conference theme, Charting New Frontiers in Aging, this paper presents data on an innovative way to measure energy expenditure during eating in older adults with swallowing disorders (dysphagia). These ...

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