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The Emotional Congruence Of Experience And Bodily Change, Matthew Reeder Dec 2001

The Emotional Congruence Of Experience And Bodily Change, Matthew Reeder

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This study examined the association of the experience of emotion and somatic changes. The study compared reported somatic changes generally experienced when anxious with the actual association of the experience of emotion and somatic changes as measured during a specific event. Emotions were measured as both general negative emotion as well as specific emotions: anger, disgust, fear, sadness and shame. Participants were volunteers from a Victorian university who agreed to watch a video depicting the dramatisation of child abuse. Throughout the video, participants indicated their experience of emotion. Measures were also taken throughout the procedure of facial expression and Galvanic ...


Characteristics Of Adults With Advanced Hiv/Aids Referred To Community Nurses, Adrienne Lucey Mar 2001

Characteristics Of Adults With Advanced Hiv/Aids Referred To Community Nurses, Adrienne Lucey

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Community nurses have a critical role in caring for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS in the home setting. Despite this, there is a dearth of Australian literature describing the health needs of these clients who are referred to them. This study identified the demographic, clinical and psychoemotional aspects of adult clients with HIV/AIDS in Sydney, Australia, who were referred to community nurses and died between 1993 and 1995. Retrospective data from the records of 73 clients identified on 171 Community Nursing Referral Forms completed within the study period from an inpatient HIV/AIDS Unit was analysed using ...


Frequency Of In Season Strength And Power Training For Rugby League, Haydn John Masters Mar 2001

Frequency Of In Season Strength And Power Training For Rugby League, Haydn John Masters

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The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of different in-season strength and power training frequencies to strength and power performance over the course of a 22 week rugby league competition period.


Waiting: A Critical Experience, Amber Van Dreven Feb 2001

Waiting: A Critical Experience, Amber Van Dreven

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This study explores the experiences of relatives waiting. Often relatives wait for considerably long periods, especially in critical care areas, whilst their loved one, whose health status is unknown, receives care. To explore these experiences and to understand the symbolic meaning behind the participants' stories, a grounded theory approach was utilised which is firmly rooted in the sociological theory of symbolic interactionism. A qualitative approach was employed in order to yield a rich description of the human experience often not found in quantitative studies (Jamerson, Scheibmeir, Bott, Crighton, Hinton and Kuckelman, 1996, p. 468). Similarly, the use of feminist principles ...


Hydostatic And Thermal Influences On Intravascular Volume Determination During Immersion: Quantification Of The F-Cell Ratio, Christopher James Gordon Jan 2001

Hydostatic And Thermal Influences On Intravascular Volume Determination During Immersion: Quantification Of The F-Cell Ratio, Christopher James Gordon

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Previous data have shown that the most prevalent, indirect plasma volume (PV) measurement technique, which utilises changes in haematocrit (Hct) and haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]), underestimates actual PV changes during immersion, when compared to a direct tracer-dilution method. An increase in the F-cell ratio (whole-body haematocrit (Hctw) to large-vessel haematocrit (Hctv) ratio) has been purported as a possible explanation, probably due to hydrostatic and thermally-mediated changes during water immersion. Previous investigators have not quantified the F-cell ratio during immersion. Therefore, this study sought to determine the effect of the F-cell ratio on the indirect method during both, thermoneutral and cold-water immersions ...


The Theory Practice Interface: A Case Study Of Experienced Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Role As Clinical Teachers, Heather Joy Beattie Jan 2001

The Theory Practice Interface: A Case Study Of Experienced Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Role As Clinical Teachers, Heather Joy Beattie

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This research explores how experienced nurses perceive their role as clinical teachers in an environment that is challenged not only with on-going changes in healthcare delivery, but also by the expectation that it will continue to provide positive clinical learning opportunities for undergraduate student nurses.