Name Professor Course Date Introduction Question 1 I strongly agree that one could know that this study is on a test involving a fresh machine just from the topic because the topic clearly states that the research is about assessing dishonor in individuals with cancer of the lungs using psychometrics test of a machine by the name Cataldo Lung Cancer Dishonor Gauge (Brown et al 2003). Question 2 The partakers of this research are individuals suffering from cancer of the lungs as seen from the research which is carried on such individuals. Question 3 The size of the sample is undoubtingly sufficient as the number of patients under study is large enough to ensure accurate results from various patients as seen from the sample where 186 patients suffering from cancer are assessed (Berger et al 2001). In testing for suitability of use of stigma as a public health tool. A commentary on Social Science and Medicine’s Stigma Prejudice Discrimination and Health Special Issue. Social Science and Medicine 70 795–799. Berger B. Ferrans C. & Lashley F. (2001). Measuring stigma in people with HIV: Psychometric assessment of the HIV stigma scale. Research in Nursing and Health 24 518–529. Bottorff J. Robinson C. Sullivan K. & Smith M. (2009). Continued family smoking after lung cancer diagnosis: The patient’s perspective [Online exclusive]. Oncology Nursing Forum. Brown L. Macintyre K. & Trujillo L. (2003). Interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS stigma: What have we learned? AIDS Education and Prevention 15 49–69. Janine K. Cataldo Robert Slaughter Thierry M. Jahan Voranan L. Pongquan and Won Ju Hwang (2010). Measuring Stigma in People with Lung Cancer: Psychometric Testing of the Cataldo Lung Cancer Stigma Scale. Oncology Nursing Forum. Pg. 48-54. [...]
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