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Editorial: Transcending Dependence with Technology
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
More than 100 million Americans experience one or more chronic illnesses. Of these, approximately 30 million residing at home experience some degree of dependency on others for basic activities of daily living (ADLs) (Wolff, Boult, Boyd, ...

Research Insights: Part III
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN
From the Editor: Rehabilitation Nursing is introducing a new intermittent feature, Research Insights. The purpose is to participate in the education process of readers who are less acquainted with essential elements of the research proces...

The Relationship Between Psychosocial State and Exercise Behavior of Older Women 2 Months After Hip Fracture (CE)
Barbara Resnick, PhD CRNP Denise Orwig, PhD William Hawkes, PhD Michelle Shardell, PhD Justine Golden, MS Michele Werner, BS Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD Jay Magaziner, PhD
Despite the potential benefits associated with exercise after hip fracture, those who have sustained hip fractures are among the least likely to engage in regular exercise (resistive or aerobic). This article describes the psychosocia...

Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Initiation
Linda Creadon Shanks, PhD DNP RN Shirley M. Moore, PhD RN FAAN Richard A. Zeller, PhD
This study determines the effects of 15 potential predictors on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) initiation: demographic information, measures of perceived severity, perceived susceptibility, perceived cardiac threat, social support, depre...

The Relationship of Continuity and Discontinuity, Functional Ability, Depression, and Quality of Life over Time in Stroke Survivors (CE)
Janet A. Secrest, PhD RN Richard Zeller, PhD
The purpose of this study was to examine the concepts of continuity and discontinuity over time and to explore their relationships with depression, functional ability, and global quality of life (QOL). In a repeated-measures design, 5...

Loneliness in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Claudia C. Beal, MN RN CNM Alexa Stuifbergen, PhD RN FAAN
Loneliness is an underrecognized component of the experience of chronic illness and disability. Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at risk for loneliness due to social network changes that occur in the course of chronic illness...

Clinical Consultation: Deep Tissue Injury
Deep tissue injury (DTI) is a term proposed by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) to describe a unique type of pressure ulcer not captured under current staging guidelines. DTI ulcers have been described as purple pressure...