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Comprehensive assessment of AIDS patients using the behavioural systems model for nursing practice instrument.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2341689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The major changes resulting from the AIDS diagnosis and illness were measured, described and classified in the Behavioural Systems Model's eight subsystems--achievement, affiliative, aggressiveness/protectiveness, dependence, ingestive, eliminative, restorative and sexual. Thirty male AIDS patients with Kaposi's Sarcoma were drawn as a convenience sample from a major medical centre's outpatient clinic. The subjects self-rated their perceived changes in the above eight major areas, using a 140-item instrument (DBSM) consisting of 24 categories of changes distributed in the above eight areas. Patients reported changes in all categories and described them in terms of direction, quality and relative importance. Ordinal ranks of changes existed among the eight major subsystems' frequency and importance of change scores, as shown by ANOVA and Tukey's studentized t-tests of rank.
A K Derdiarian; D Schobel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0309-2402     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-26     Completed Date:  1990-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-46     Citation Subset:  IM; N; X    
Oncology Nursing Graduate Program, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / nursing*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Behavioral Sciences
Gender Identity
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological*
Nursing Assessment / methods*,  standards
Quality of Life
Social Support

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