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The model of “unintended“ pregnancy has dominated reproductive health research and policy since the early 1970s. The concept reflects the prevailing highly rational model of behavior in public health and the assumption that the only acceptable points of preventing pregnancy are before or...
The author used grounded theory methodology to explore the process of vigilance in women who had migraine headaches. Twenty-two women were interviewed. The basic social problem identified for women with migraines was the need to maintain function when faced with unpredictable bouts of pain and...
The purpose of this multi-site qualitative study is to explore how adolescents talk about tobacco use. Sixty-six students in four high schools became co-researchers and led focus group interviews with 205 fellow students. From the interviews, the authors develop a story line that reports how...
Domestic violence is reaching epidemic proportions and is designated a national health crisis in the United States. Yet, the stories of abused women and their experiences are only just recently appearing in the literature. The use of coping strategies in dealing with abusive intimate partners is...
The author provides a first-person account, based on diaries and reminiscences, of a woman living in an abusive relationship. Using parallel texts, she juxtaposes the experience of spousal abuse against information derived from research literature and raises questions concerning objectivity in...
The authors describe a method of systematically reviewing research from different paradigms. They draw on the methods adapted, developed, and designed during a study concerned with the delivery of care across professional boundaries. Informed by the established method of systematic review, the...
Virtually all the parents of the baby boom generation are now elderly, and baby boomers are facing long-term care as a real-life, intensely personal problem. The inadequacies of the American long-term-care system for meeting the needs of anyone—regardless of age, illness, or disability—are...
Smoking among adolescents is a major public health concern. Most parents would not want their children engaged in this risk-taking behavior. Although a majority of parents of smokers are themselves smokers, many are nonsmokers. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to understand what...
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