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The childbirth environment and maternal stress
A small n (n = 10) within subject design study was conducted to concurrently describe patterns of social interaction and maternal stress response during active labor. Multiple methods and repeated measures were utilized to capture the complex nature of this person-environment transaction. Physiologic measures, observational ...
The mother-daughter relationship in menopause and the aging process
The goal of this research was to expand understanding of menopausal experiences and women's aging process through a biopsychosocial approach and lifespan perspective. More specifically, the purpose of this study was to explicate contributions of (a) relationship properties, (b) socialization influences, (c) attitudes toward ...
Subjective perceptions of the demands of hospitalization and anxiety in bone marrow transplant patients
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of hospital related demands to the presence of anxiety in hospitalized patients, and to detect a relationship between anxiety, uncertainty, and loss of control in hospitalized patients. A third purpose was to examine for partial effects of perceived uncertainty and ...
An ethnographic study of childbearing practices among a Coast Salish band of Indians in British Columbia
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to collect and analyse childbearing practices of a Coast Salish band of Native peoples by discovering their perspective of lifestyle behaviours within the context of childbearing and sociocultural environment and identifying Native women's traditional and contemporary childbearing ...
Patterns of chronic illness management, psychosocial development, family and social environment and adaptation among diabetic women
On a daily basis, individuals with chronic illness must cope with complex treatment regimens and symptoms of illness as they try to integrate these demands into their personal, family, social, and work lives. Furthermore, personal, illness, and environmental factors may influence how people cope with and adapt to chronic ...
Illness demands and social support during recovery from a cardiac illness event
This study was designed to examine the relationships between illness-related stress and change, supportive and nonsupportive marital interactions, and health outcomes for the recovering cardiovascular patient and the spouse. A cross-sectional design was utilized and participants were interviewed approximately two months after ...