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Carolyn L. Blue

There are 30 included publications by Carolyn L. Blue :

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Adherence to Worksite Exercise Programs: An Integrative Review of Recent Research 1995 432 Exercise has received considerable attention at the worksite in recent years because of its association with reduced risk for cardiovascular arid musculoskeletal diseases, obesity, and mental health problems, and its potential for minimizing the nega...
Beliefs of Blue-collar Workers: Stage of Readiness for Exercise 2003 501 To address a theoretical debate regarding contributions of self-efficacy and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in explaining the amount of variance in stage of readiness to exercise among blue-collar workers. Method: A validated questionnai...
Body Mass Index and Percentage Body Fat as Health Indicators for Young Adults 2007 709 Objectives: To investigate the validity of an axiom that body mass index (BMI) and percentage body fat (%BF), above an ideal, are health risk factors. Methods: Participants were 2615 volunteers who participated in a health-screening program con...
Cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality in diabetic men with and without cardiovascular disease 2009 307 We assessed joint associations of cardiorespiratory fitness and diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), or both with all-cause mortality. High-fitness eliminated mortality risk in diabetes (P < 0.001) and halved risk of death in diabetes/CVD (P < 0.0...
A Case Management Tool for Occupational Health Nurses 1994 701 Today; occupational case management is implemented by a variety of occupational health professionals, including occupational health nurses. For example, occupational health nurses are exploring employee satisfaction with occupational case management...
Change in Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Weight in Female College Freshman 2004 3369 Objective: To examine diet, physical activity, and body-weight changes associated with relocation from home to university. Methods: Diet, fitness/physical activity, body-weight parameters and self-efficacy were assessed among 54 freshman women...
Commentary on “The Brief Serenity Scale: A Psychometric Analysis of a Measure of Spirituality and Well-Being” 2009 417 The purpose of the study by Mary Jo Kreitzer and her colleagues (2009) was to conduct a psychometric analysis of the Serenity Scale, which is purported to measure important dimensions of spirituality and well-being that are sensitive to nursing inter...
Corporate Social Marketing: Message Design to Recruit Program Participants 2002 359 Objective: To identify variables for a corporate social marketing (SM) health message based on the 4 P’s of SM in order to recruit future participants to an existing national, commercial, self-administered weight-loss program. Method: A system...
A Cost-Effective Method of Skills Practice 1992 171 Practice equipment costs for students have soared in the last ten to fifteen years. The dilemma is how to achieve the required level of skill proficiency in a cost-efficient manner.

Due to the high cost of disposable equipment and supplie...
Critical Thinking and Computer-Assisted Instruction 1990 227 Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is a popular learning tool in schools of nursing. Studies show CAI is effective in learning complex information; there are mixed results about student attitude toward the use of this learning method.

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A curriculum model for an integrated senior year clinical experience 2000 227 Transformations in the delivery of health care from hospital to community have brought about many changes in nursing practice. These, in turn, have necessitated alterations in the education of nursing students, the curricula, and clinical experiences...
Does the Theory of Planned Behavior Identify Diabetes-Related Cognitions for Intention to Be Physically Active and Eat a Healthy Diet? 2007 2095 Diabetes, a major public health problem, can be prevented or delayed with physical activity and diet modifications, but this requires changing behavior. Understanding the beliefs of persons at risk for diabetes may result in more effective and effici...
Ergonomics: The Development of an Ergonomics Training Program to Identify, Evaluate, and Control Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Nursing Assistants at a State-Run Veterans’ Home 2004 735 Nursing assistants (NAs) who work in nursing and personal care facilities are twice and five times more likely, respectively, to suffer a musculoskeletal disorder compared to service industries and other health care facilities, respectively. The purp...
Evaluating a Fear Appeal Message to Reduce Alcohol Use among “Greeks” 2001 986 Objective: To evaluate the impact of a fear appeal message on college students’ drinking behavior using the extended parallel process model. Method: A survey was administered to a random sample of undergraduates (n=224) in 38 national fraterna...
Exercise Among Blue-Collar Workers: Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior By: Carolyn 2001 1424 The purpose of this study was to identify cognitive predictors of blue-collar workers' (N=468) intention to exercise and their self-reported exercise behavior. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) provided the framework for the study. A cross-section...
Exercise-Induced Asthma: The “Silent Asthma” 1988 673 Exercise-induced asthma produces discomfort and anxiety and frequently limits normal activity in children. New knowledge about exercise-induced asthma can be used by nurses to identify undiagnosed children and to control the undesirable effects produ...
Home Care of the Epidural Analgesia Patient: The Nurse's Role 1989 655 Spinal analgesia offers a viable alternative for many patients with cancer whose pain cannot be controlled by systemic narcotics. The success of this therapy depends largely on the effectiveness of the home health nurse in instructing patient and car...
Mary Breckinridge Meets Healthy People 2010: A Teaching Strategy for Visioning and Building Healthy Communities 2004 702 In both midwifery and nursing education, it is essential to include innovative teaching strategies that address the health of communities. This article presents a creative learning activity for midwifery and/or nursing education that integrates Mary ...
Physical Activity and Function in Older Adults: Theory of Planned Behavior 2007 1200 Objective: To assess the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and TPB with functional ability to explain intention and self-reported physical activity (PA) behavior of older adults. Methods: A survey was mailed to 2056 retirees from a large Midwes...
Physical Activity Belief Scales for Diabetes Risk: Development and Psychometric Testing 2008 525 This article describes the development and psychometric evaluation of behavioral belief, normative belief, and control belief scales, derived from the theory of planned behavior to predict physical activity intentions of persons at risk for diabetes....
Physical Fitness and Employee Absenteeism 1995 674 The purpose of this article is to discuss the measurement issues that need to be considered by the occupational health nurse when designing and evaluating worksite physical fitness programs that have as an intended program outcome the reduction of ...
The Predictive Capacity of the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior in Exercise Research: An Integrated Literature Review 1995 10691 Although the association between habitual exercise and health benefits has been well documented, physical activity levels in the United States are lower than is necessary to reach the nation's health potential. Beliefs that people hold can be a motiv...
Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Acceptance Among Healthy Adult Workers 2002 778 A self administered questionnaire with items derived from the Health Belief Model was mailed to a random sample of workers prior to a worksite influenza vaccine program in this descriptive study of 207 service and clerical workers. The researche...
Psychometric Properties of the Healthful Eating Belief Scales for Persons at Risk of Diabetes 2006 573 Objective: To examine the validity and reliability of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) scales for healthful eating for persons at risk for diabetes. Design: Cross-sectional, using a self-administered questionnaire. Setting: Community in the Midwest...
Social Marketing: Developing a Tailored Message for a Physical Activity Program 2000 427 Objective: To apply social marketing principles to identify message components for development of a campaign, to recruit participants, and/or to tailor a physical activity program to blue-collar employees. Method: An author-developed, 74-item questi...
Strategy for reinforcing drug knowledge and accountability in drug administration. 1989 283 A variety of drugs is being rapidly developed in the pharmacy laboratory by systemic research. Scientific discovery has led to polypharmacy. The resulting numbers of different drugs have made it nearly impossible for nurses to retain knowledge ...
Synthesis of Intervention Research to Modify Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors 2005 1771 A descriptive literature review was conducted to examine conceptual and methodological issues of interventions aimed at improving both physical activity and diet behaviors according to critical elements established by Sidani and Braden (1998). The me...
Using clinical data as a surveillance tool in the workplace. 1995 184 Occupational health nurses routinely collect clinical information and enter it in the worker's clinical chart record. While a single chart provides information for making clinical decisions for an individual, the information from many charts is...
Using Social Marketing to Develop and Test Tailored Health Messages 2001 866 Objective: To advance and promote procedures to evaluate tailored health messages based on the 4 Ps of social marketing (SM). Method: Three studies are presented for heuristic purposes to show the evolution and application of a “research plan”...
Women in nontraditional jobs: Is there a risk for musculoskeletal injury? 1993 616 Musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of disability among workers in the United States, affecting nearly one half of the nation's work force (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1986). In 1988, work related injuries, including ...