Now showing items 1-20 of 21

    • Body image and eating disturbances: Orthodox vs. secular Jewish women 

      Gluck, Marci Elise (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1999)
      This study investigated differences in body dissatisfaction and eating behaviors in a group of 127 female students from several different Universities and Colleges in the Northeast. Seventy-eight Orthodox Jewish women were ...
    • Daily assessment of psychological distress in breast surgery patients 

      Ryburn, Nancy Elizabeth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2003)
      Breast surgery is extremely stressful since women are facing the possibility of a cancer diagnosis. Even though 80% of the women will not have cancer, the breast surgery experience creates elevated levels of psychological ...
    • Dreams of traditional/nontraditional women: Do they reflect a new story? 

      Handlin, Diane Grunau (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1992)
      This study looks within sex to try to identify aspects of women's story that have been left out of approaches which compare women to men. Dreams are a valuable means of studying differences among women because they offer ...
    • Eating disorders: Reconciliation of feminist and psychoanalytic theories 

      Galin, Jodi Rosenblatt (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1993)
      Psychoanalytic theories have suggested that failure to separate and become autonomous, feeling ineffective in one's ability to control, and fear of maturing are personality issues and stressors that specifically contribute ...
    • Factors affecting the decision to have genetic testing for breast cancer 

      Faccenda, Karen A. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1999)
      The psychosocial factors that predict genetic testing for breast cancer were examined in a group of 100 women attending a breast cancer screening clinic. The women participated in a research study in which the opportunity ...
    • Impact of current concerns on HIV concerns, HIV testing, and condom use 

      Brackis, Elizabeth Jill (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1998)
      Current concerns, condom use, and HIV testing intentions were examined among a sample of inner city women at risk for HIV. It is hypothesized that women of different demographic characteristics and sexual and drug risk ...
    • Impact of Yoga on Posttraumatic Growth Among an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Breast Cancer Patients: Is Social Support a Mediator? 

      Sutherland, Sharon Ann (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2011)
      Recent literature in the field of Psycho-oncology suggests that a cancer diagnosis may serve as a catalyst for positive change and personal growth. Mainly, breast cancer survivors may experience "posttraumatic growth", ...
    • Influence of Body Image on Intentions for Prophylactic Mastectomy 

      Jhanwar, Sabrina M. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2010)
      Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if body image influences decision-making regarding prophylactic mastectomy (PM) in women at familial risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Method: 79 (Age X=48.1, SD=11.5; ...
    • Investigating depression over time in HIV-positive and HIV-negative menopausal women 

      Pacaud-Parker, Francesca (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2010)
      The present study sought to investigate depression over time in HIV-positive menopausal women and HIV-negative menopausal women who are at risk for HIV. Menopause status and HIV status will be explored as contributing ...
    • Maternal prepartum negative emotionality and infant temperament 

      Turner, Karen C. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1992)
      This study examined the effects of maternal prepartum negative emotionality on aspects of pregnancy complications, mother's length of labor, infant's birth weight, and maternal perception of infant temperament.;Fifty-five ...
    • Maternal separation anxiety: Its relationship to attachment and employment 

      Licht, Lisa Margot (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1998)
      Maternal separation anxiety (MSA) has been defined as a mother's apprehension, guilt, and worry about leaving her baby during routine separations. The present study focused on mother-centered factors associated with MSA ...
    • Measurement of quality of life in minority breast cancer survivors 

      Fatone, Anne Marie (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
      While breast cancer has received a great deal of attention from researchers regarding quality of life issues, the ethnic make-up of the studied population has, in general, lacked representation of women from ethnic minority ...
    • Mothering style with firstborn and laterborn children 

      Kaye, Sarah Jessica (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1995)
      This dissertation was an exploratory study of mothering style based on the work of Joan Raphael-Leff in the 1980s. Her work defined three orientations to mothering labelled Facilitators, Regulators and Reciprocators. ...
    • Predictors of condom use self-efficacy in women at risk for HIV/AIDS 

      Goldstein, Aimee Beth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1996)
      This cross-sectional study sought to determine if depressive symptomatology, perceived peer group condom use, and experience with condoms in the last six months, are predictive of condom use self-efficacy; and if condom ...
    • Predictors of HIV sexual risk behavior in Hispanic women 

      Dixon, Denise Anne (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1997)
      This study examined a model of cognitive, psychsocial and psychosexual determinants of HIV sexual risk behavior, including condom use, among Hispanic women at heterosexual risk HIV infection. The hypotheses stipulated that ...
    • Psychological distress of prematurely menopausal cancer survivors 

      Moadel, Alyson Beth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1995)
      While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is currently prescribed to offset the physical, emotional, and sexual consequences of premature menopause related to successful cancer treatment, little is known about the overall ...
    • Religious devotion and the psychosocial sequelae of infertility 

      Jacobson, Hadassa T. Billet (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2003)
      Clinical research has repeatedly revealed a range of psychosocial symptoms in infertile women, including elevated depression, anxiety, and loneliness. While recent research has explored the interactions of spirituality and ...
    • The communication patterns of depressed and nondepressed Hispanic mothers 

      Garcia-Castro, Maritza (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1990)
      This study examines the interaction patterns in depressed and nondepressed mothers and their children. The individuals who were selected for study were Hispanic who predominantly reside in a lower socioeconomic area.;The ...
    • The effects of yoga on mood disturbance and pain in an underserved breast cancer population 

      Patel, Sapana R. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2004)
      Breast cancer diagnosis and its treatments are often associated with mood disturbance including anxiety, depression and anger. Pain is also a common problem for breast cancer patients throughout the treatment process. Yoga ...
    • THE REENTRY ADULT WOMAN AT LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY: A THREE CENTER STUDY 

      RUSSELL, SEENA ANN (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1984)
      Adults over the age of 25 now comprise the majority (54%) of college students in New York State; a major new source of University enrollment is the reentry adult woman.;It was the purpose of this study to determine if ...