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1. Varner, Ashley. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.

Degree: 2019, The Catholic University of America

Background: Informal caregivers of individuals living with primary malignant brain tumors (PMBTs) provide social support that significantly improves treatment adherence and mental health, and it may improve survival. Yet, the needs of these essential individuals are often overlooked. Purpose: This study explored the needs of caregivers of those with PMBTs in the United States and identified factors that contribute to their adjustment (both positive and negative) to their difficult situations. Methods: A purposive sample of 18 caregivers of adults with PMBTs participated in individual, semi-structured interviews. The data generated from these interviews were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Results: Three core themes emerged: (1) Caregiving for an adult with a PMBT as “probably the most difficult thing that you’ll ever do in your life”; (2) Psychosocial needs of individuals living with and caring for an adult diagnosed with a PMBT; and (3) Factors associated with adjustment to the caregiving role. Five subthemes emerged in relation to caregiver needs for: (1) “support” from other individuals who “get it”, (2) education, (3) consideration of the primacy of children in the lives of patients and their caregivers, (4) more information about prognosis and preparation for the dying process, and (5) assistance identifying their needs. Three subthemes emerged with regards to what helped them positively adjust: (1) strong relationships with the medical care team; (2) maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” while still understanding that some things would be different; and (3) feeling proud of the care they were able to provide to their loved one.Conclusion: Implications of this study include: (1) Health care teams must develop strong working relationships with caregivers of individuals with PMBTs; (2) Oncology social workers must explore caregivers’ need for help identifying their needs; (3) Oncology social workers must address the primacy of children and/or future children in caregivers’ and patients’ lives; (4) Oncology social workers must develop, pilot, and disseminate interventions to increase the caregiver mastery and self-efficacy of caregivers of adults with PMBTs; and (5) Oncology social workers must fight for policy change and development of caregiver-friendly policies.

Social work

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Oncology

brain tumor, cancer, caregiver, family, needs, PMBT

Social Work

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Social Work. The Catholic University of America

Advisors/Committee Members: The Catholic University of America (Degree granting institution), Grady, Melissa (Thesis advisor), Dombo, Eileen (Committee member), BrintzenhofeSzoc, Karlynn (Committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: brain tumor; cancer; caregiver; family; needs; PMBT

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APA (6th Edition):

Varner, A. (2019). The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Varner, Ashley. “The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.” 2019. Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Varner, Ashley. “The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.” 2019. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Varner A. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2019. [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Varner A. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Yu, Hyeonggeun. Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes.

Degree: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015, University of Florida

Organic Thin-Film transistors (OTFTs) have been a fervent research topic in the past 20 years due to the low material cost, easy processing, and mechanical flexibility. Unfortunately, functional OTFTs are not realized due to their inherently low carrier mobility. One way to circumvent the poor charge transport issue in organic semiconductors is to fabricate a vertical transistor because the short vertical channel can generate a strong electric field in the channel at relatively low voltages. Advisors/Committee Members: SO,FRANKY FAT KEI (committee chair), ANDREW,JENNIFER (committee member), PEARTON,STEPHEN J (committee member), GUO,JING (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Drains; Electric current; Electric fields; Electric potential; Electrodes; Electrons; Field effect transistors; Narrative devices; Phototransistors; Transistors; infrared  – ofet  – phototransistor  – pmbt  – transistor

…18 2-1 Schematic description of PMBT… …43 2-7 Schematic of NiO PMBT… …52 2-9 Common-base characteristics of NiO PMBT… …54 2-11 Dependence of JE on VEB of NiO PMBT at constant VCB of 0 V… …54 2-12 Device performance of NiOx-based PMBT… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Yu, H. (2015). Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida. Retrieved from https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0049030

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yu, Hyeonggeun. “Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Florida. Accessed November 29, 2020. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0049030.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yu, Hyeonggeun. “Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes.” 2015. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Yu H. Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Florida; 2015. [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0049030.

Council of Science Editors:

Yu H. Vertical Organic Thin Film Transistors Fabricated by Perforated Metallic Electrodes. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Florida; 2015. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0049030

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