Home care- Lankester & Sheldon (1999), Schmitz (1980)
Abused Women- Limandri (1986)
Patients with Kawasaki disease- Nash (1987)
Adolescents with bulimia nervosa- Pilote (1998a,1998b)
Elderly in apartment complexes- Smith (1998)
Patients with alzheimer’s disease- Thornbury & King (1992)
* List obtained from Fitzpatrick and Wall (2005)
More recently...Suggested use in Community Health Nursing
Physical-morbidity/mortality stats, medical facilities, funding
Role function-effectiveness and accountability of institutions (fire, police, hospitals)
Interdependence-relationships of community with outside organizations, quality of relationships within the community
* Dixon, E.L. (1999). Community health nursing practice and the Roy adaptation model. Public Health Nursing 16 (4), 290-300.
Use of Roy’s model to promote behavior change... - Helped women have a more accurate understanding of smoking addiction -Women were able to explain how stress affected their physical, mental, spiritual self and their relationships with others In conclusion: More accurate understanding of their addiction and their perceptions of stimuli that produced the desire for them to continue smoking. * Villareal, E. (2003). Using Roy’s adapation model when caring fpr a group of young women contemplating quitting smoking. Public Health Nusing, 20 (5), 377-384
Brooke Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research- Series of studies based on Roy’s Adaptation Model
1. Quality of life experienced by people with cancer. Findings: Military patients did not share with their healthcare provider about pain, sexual dysfunciton, ect. because they viewed these as expected.
2 Investigate feasibility of exercise program and examine the effects on physiological and psychological parameters of health in Cancer patients. Findings: Improved exercise tolerance, activity, sleep patterns, and quality of life.
Excellent guide for Quality of Life outcomes in patients with long term illness
* Yoder, L. H. (2005). Using the Roy adaptation model: A program of research in a military research service. Nursing Science Quarterly 18 (4), 321-323.