Journal of Theory Construction and Testing

Journal of Theory Construction and Testing is a magazine specializing in Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring

A Country Divided
This issue of JTCT (Spring 2010) features articles about such diverse populations as cancer patients, adolescents with lethal arrhythmias, young adults with traumatic brain injury, and family members caring for older adults - all of them striving for...
Almost Normal: A Practice-Oriented Conceptual Model of Adolescents Living with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Abstract:Being an adolescent with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is unique experience that requires astute observation and informed nursing practice. The Almost Normal Model for Adolescents Living with ICDs, a conceptual model, was derived...
Behavioral Caregiving for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury Living in Nursing Homes: Developing a Practice Model
Abstract:Caring for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), many of whom display difficult behaviors, presents a significant challenge to nursing home caregivers. Many of the behavioral caregiving strategies developed for other nursing home residents,...
Proposing a Positive Deviance Model to Improve Management of Cancer-Related Psychosocial Distress
Abstract:Psychosocial distress resulting from cancer diagnosis and treatment is common, occurring in up to 50% of patients. Mental distress (e.g. depression, anxiety) as well as social distress (e.g. job loss, family discord, economic compromise, lack...
Validating a Model of Chronic Illness and Family Caregiving
Abstract:Numerous studies have investigated chronic illness (CI) and family caregiving (FC), but the intimate link between these 2 constructs has not been explored. This study validates parallel structures in a deductive model connecting the constructs...