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The purpose of the study on which this article is based was to assess the validity and reliability of an instrument designed to measure quality of life. Sixty-four items applicable to both healthy subjects and dialysis patients were tested with graduate students (n= 88); six items relative to...
Physiological homeostasis as a goal for much of nursing practice is put into question. The goal of primitive pleasure is substituted as a goal of nursing in that nurses assist people in returning to a basic state of pleasure. This basic human state is further specified as primitive pleasure,...
A reliable and valid multidimensional instrument for measuring quality of life in cancer patients has been developed. Furthermore, a model has been offered that describes how quality of life works as an outcome variable. Using this model, predictions were made of how nursing interventions may...
Self-esteem provides a measure for the quality of life of the elderly in long-term care. This article defines self-esteem in relation to self-concept and identifies the antecedents that affect its development. Elements of labeling theory, activity theory, and social exchange theory are explored...
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