Marjorie A Pett

Marjorie A Pett
University of Utah | UOU · College of Nursing

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Background To encourage self‐determination and address health disparities among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, clinicians and researchers rely on self‐reported measures like health‐related quality of life (HRQoL). This study evaluated the psychometric properties of a theory‐driven self‐reported HRQoL measure for adults re...
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Using principles of community-based participatory research we developed a new theory-based measure of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). We recruited adults with ID (n = 129) to take part in interviews and review successive versions of HRQOL items. Critical input about content and understandabi...
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Objective To examine changes in patient outcome variables, length of stay (LOS), and mortality after implementation of computerized provider order entry (CPOE). Materials and Methods A 5-year retrospective pre-post study evaluated 66 186 patients and 104 153 admissions (49 683 pre-CPOE, 54 470 post-CPOE) at an academic medical center. Generalized l...
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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To (a) compare pain knowledge and attitudes between nurses with oncology certified nurse (OCN®) status, non-OCN®-certified nurses, and nurses ineligible for certification and (b) examine the relationships among OCN® status, nurses' knowledge and attitudes about pain, patient-reported quality of nursing pain care, and pain outcom...
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Objective: Depression among methamphetamine users is more prevalent in females than males, but gender specific treatment options for this comorbidity have not been described. Reduced brain phosphocreatine levels have been shown to be lower in female methamphetamine users compared to males, and, of relevance, studies have demonstrated an associatio...
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Measuring health for youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) is important for tracking progress toward national health goals. Measures of biophysical and fitness indicators are important but difficult to obtain in youth with ID, particularly in community settings. This paper describes obstacles encountered and strategies used to measure outcomes...
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We have created and validated an assessment tool, the IPAS, which contains items that reflect current interprofessional competencies. The IPAS is being used to assess the impact of IPE simulations on student’s attitudes towards working collaboratively in interprofessional teams.
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Purpose/Objectives: To explore interactions among personal, cancer, aging, and symptom variables relative to physical function (PF) in older adult breast cancer survivors to better identify vulnerable subgroups. Design: Secondary analysis of the American Cancer Society Studies of Cancer Survivors II. Setting: U.S. population-based mail and telephon...
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Abstract We evaluated a 12-week recreation center-based healthy lifestyle intervention for 30 obese home-dwelling young adults (YA) with intellectual disabilities. Three cohorts participated: YA only, YA and parents, and parents only. The YA cohorts received a nutrition/exercise intervention; parents focused on modeling healthy lifestyle behaviors....
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Background: The majority of cancer survivors are aged ≥ 65 years, yet, historically, cancer research has focused infrequently on older patients. The objective of this study was to examine predictors of physical function within a framework that integrates the gerontologic and oncologic needs of older cancer survivors. Methods: Path analysis teste...
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To examine the reliability and validity and to decrease the battery of items in the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ©) Surveys. Patient-reported data were collected prospectively from 337 hospitalized adult patients with pain on medical/surgical oncology units in four hospitals in three states. This methodological study used a cross-sectional survey desig...
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Purpose. We describe the challenge of increasing meaningful research participation among adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). As researchers, we were committed to accepting the kinds of information our participants could provide, and then interpreting that information as data. To accomplish this, we asked two questions during the research pr...
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The intersection of ageing and cancer in the phase of post-treatment survivorship represents a large and growing population with unique needs. The goal of this work is to review and integrate the current gerontology and oncology literature relevant to elderly cancer survivorship, to identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities and to propose...
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To evaluate psychometric properties of an instrument designed to measure individualized health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Repeated measures of self-reported quality of life. An outpatient radiation therapy department in the western part of the United States. 86 adults with cancer receiving their first course of radiation therapy. The Patient...
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Purpose. We describe best practices in the collection of valid, reliable, ethical, timely data from research participants with intellectual disabilities (ID). These best practices were identified by researchers administering a healthy lifestyle intervention study and measuring participant outcomes. We report on improvements for eligibility screenin...
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Purpose. To implement and evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based exercise and healthy lifestyles intervention for overweight young adults (ages 18-35) with intellectual disabilities (ID) who were living at home with their parents. Pre-intervention (T1) and post-intervention (T2) changes are reported for anthropometric and f...
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To assess the validity of neuropathy and neuropathic pain-measurement approaches. Cross-sectional measurement study. Two comprehensive cancer centers in the northeastern United States. 117 patients with cancer in an outpatient setting. Participants were assessed using the five-component Total Neuropathy Score-reduced (TNSr), the TNSr short form (TN...
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Column Editor: Lauren Clark Scientific Inquiry provides a forum to facilitate the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating practice, presents informed practice based on available data, and innovates new practices through research and experimental learning.
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Unlabelled: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ) survey, a new instrument to measure the quality of nursing and interdisciplinary care related to pain management. Hospitalized medical/surgical oncology patients with pain from 3 states completed the 44-item version of the PainCQ survey following completi...
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Marjorie A. Pett and Margaret F. Clayton Column Editor: Lauren Clark Scientific Inquiry provides a forum to facilitate the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating practice, presents informed practice based on available data, and innovates new practices through research and experimental learning.
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Assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy signs and symptoms has been hampered because of the lack of simple, reliable, and valid measures. The study objective was to examine the internal consistency and interrater reliability as well as the structural validity of a 5-component total neuropathy score-reduced (TNSr) variant and a chem...
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This study examined whether differences in waist circumference (WC) and pedometer placement (anterior vs. midaxillary vs. posterior) affect the agreement between pedometer and observed steps during treadmill and self-paced walking. Participants included 19 pairs of youth (9- 15-years-old) who were matched for sex, race, and height and stratified by...
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BACKGROUND:: Path analysis is used commonly to evaluate direct and indirect associations among observed variables. Although there are sufficient user guides for commonly referenced structural equation modeling (SEM) software programs, there is little information to help the researcher compare usability and outcomes of these programs. Therefore, dec...
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This study examines family correlates of children's social adjustment following divorce. Data concerning 411 children were collected from interviews wlth 206 randomly selected custodial parents. A social adjustment scale completed by the custodial parent served as the criterion measure of children's adjustment. The most significant factor related t...
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Path analysis is used commonly to evaluate direct and indirect associations among observed variables. Although there are sufficient user guides for commonly referenced structural equation modeling (SEM) software programs, there is little information to help the researcher compare usability and outcomes of these programs. Therefore, deciding which S...
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Disparities in breast cancer outcomes persist among Asian American women. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Chinese American women. This article describes the psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring knowledge and beliefs related to breast cancer and screening among Chinese American women aged 40 or older. A sample...
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To examine beliefs and Pap test utilization among Chinese American women, the largest Asian female population in the United States. Cross-sectional descriptive, correlational study. Metropolitan areas of Portland, OR. 100 foreign-born Chinese women aged 40 years and older. Three questionnaires were modified, translated, combined, and pretested. Par...
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To explore knowledge and beliefs (perceived risk factors, susceptibility, benefits, common barriers, and cultural barriers) in relation to mammography screening practices among Chinese American women. A descriptive study guided by the Health Belief Model. Metropolitan area in the northwestern United States. One hundred Chinese immigrant women, 40 y...
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The aims of the study were to examine the responsiveness of Chinese versions of the Cancer Fatigue Scale (C-CFS), the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale-revised (C-SCFS-r), and the Fatigue Symptom Inventory (C-FSI) based on effect sizes and patient perceptions of change. Convenience sampling was used to recruit subjects at a chemotherapy treatment cente...
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This pilot study examined test-retest and internal consistency reliabilities of original and modified formats of the Exercise Self-efficacy Scale in college-age women. 30 completed original and modified versions of the scale. Data from both tests, administered 1 wk. apart, were analyzed using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) to assess t...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties (reliabilities and validities) and ease of use of three translated fatigue instruments: Chinese versions of the Cancer Fatigue Scale, the Fatigue Symptom Inventory (FSI), and the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale-revised. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 243 cancer outpatient...
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This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the scores on the Revised University Student Hassles Scale that was developed to identify everyday irritants experienced by a diverse body of university students. Factor analyses of data obtained from 965 graduate and undergraduate students yielded a well-differentiated 11-factor solution of inter...
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Driving is a fundamental aspect of occupational activity for nurses who make home visits. This national study explored ergonomic concerns, incidence of motor vehicle accidents, and overall concerns related to driving in a group of 421 home healthcare and hospice nurses. Specific areas of exploration included non-driving activities done while drivin...
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Driving is a fundamental function of home care and hospice professionals. This study presents the first published information on occupational health issues related to motor vehicle use in this group. Findings and recommendations should be considered for organizations and visiting staff.
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Although the bag of the home care nurse is functional and historical, there is limited information in the literature about its use and nurses' preferences. This study analyzes how the bag is used, and examines comfort issues and preferences nurses have for this valuable tool. Implications for design and features are gained from this research as wel...
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A health promotion program consisting of an annual health screening and financial rebates for good health practices was offered to all 2540 employees of Salt Lake County in Utah. Changes in health risks were measured for the 304 full time employees who participated in assessments for four years. Significant improvements were seen in body fat, chole...
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This study examined the direct and indirect influences of parental divorce on preschool children's psychosocial adjustment through its effect on maternal strain, family socioeconomic status, the quality of the family's interpersonal relationships, and mother–child interaction. Participants included 198 married ( n = 99) and divorced ( n = 99), pred...
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This study examined the direct and indirect influences of parental divorce on preschool children's psychosocial adjustment through its effect on maternal strain, family socioeconomic status, the quality of the family's interpersonal relationships, and mother–child interaction. Participants included 198 married (n = 99) and divorced (n = 99), predom...
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This study examined the impact of maternal employment, marital status, and perceived maternal stress on children's adjustment and mother-preschool child interaction in 104 married and 99 divorced families. The results indicated that maternal employment had little impact on these variables. Rather, maternal stress, both in the form of divorce and da...
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Descriptive information was obtained about homeless families in the Intermountain West and their children's health care needs were defined to help professionals develop programs tailored to meet the unique needs of this population. We collected data during the well-child visits of 306 children in 161 families living at the Travelers Aid Society fam...
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The impact of late-life divorce on family rituals has not been systematically explored. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived changes in specific family celebrations, traditions, important life cycle events, and day-to-day family contact that occurred for a group of 115 adult children (73 females and 42 males) whose parents had div...
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This study examined the impact of context and repeated observations on mother-child interactions in young families. Thirty-six mothers and their preschool children were randomly selected from a group of 203 families who participated in a study of patterns of mother-child interactions in married and divorced families with preschool children. Familie...
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The purpose of this study was to identify factors that seem substantially to affect the management of loss and subjective well-being of older divorced and widowed individuals. Data were obtained from 219 adults, ages 50-69 years, who were divorced or widowed within two years of interview. Stepwise regression analyses indicated that self-reported pe...
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This study examined the experiences of 181 middle-aged women who, while raising a family, were also primary care providers for an older demented relative. Results indicated that the caregiver burden depended on the context of the caregiving experience, particularly the relative's place of residence. Employment did not alter responsibilities but did...
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Using a modified Q-sort approach, 68 parents, teachers, and child development experts mapped 132 parent and preschool child behaviors identified from videotapes of dyads interacting at home during the dinner hour into 2 parent-and-child matrices, characterizing the degree of control and support for each behavior. Data were scrutinized statistically...
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Recently a proliferation of clinical, theoretical, and descriptive reports have emphasized the role of informal and formal social support in reducing the burden and strain that accompanies caregiving responsibilities for dementia patients. However, what is lacking in the literature is the information regarding how caregivers perceive and assess the...
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The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with caregivers' perceived likelihood of institutionalizing dementia victims. Forty-five primary caregivers of noninstitutionalized victims completed questionnaires dealing with sociodemographic characteristics of the victim and caregiver, the level of impairment and several variables rel...
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A multifaceted study was conducted to identify differences in biopsychosocial characteristics between a clinical group of 59 married women who complained of inhibited sexual desire (ISD) and 31 married women who expressed normal sexual desire (non-ISD). Areas of examination included personality, endocrine, relationship, and sexual dimensions. Instr...
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A multifaceted study was conducted to identify differences in biopsychosocial characteristics between a clinical group of 59 married women who complained of inhibited sexual desire (ISD) and 31 married women who expressed normal sexual desire. This report focuses on the findings obtained from the groups' personality profiles generated by the Minnes...
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The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of family social status, income amount, source and stability on the social and emotional functioning of 256 divorced custodial parents. Data were collected from personal interviews. A social adjustment scale and a measure of emotional well-being served as the criterion measure of adjustment. Th...
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This study examined factors related to satisfactory post-divorce social adjustment of 206 randomly selected single parents who had custody of their children. Data were collected from personal interviews. A social adjustment scale served as the criterion measure of adjustment. The strongest single predictor of adjustment was the parent's subjective...

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