Operationalizing the coronary care patient's concept of hope

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dc.contributor.advisor Houghton, Florence M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lahm, Marjorie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:15Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1986 .L32 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183257
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to operationalize the coronary care patient's concept of hope. Analysis of 25 subjects' responses to an open interview format suggested that the sample's definition of hope revolved around five categories. These categories were: 1) theistic beliefs: 2) knowledge that they would not die, require surgery, or experience pain; 3) a wish not to die; 4) a wish to get better; and, 5) confidence that they would get better. Furthermore, significant differences in: 1) the sample's definition of hope: 2) the feelings associated with admission to the coronary care unit: and, 3) the factors that positively influenced the sample's level of hope were directly related to the subject's age.
dc.format.extent vii, 143 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Rehabilitation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hope. en_US
dc.title Operationalizing the coronary care patient's concept of hope en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/447238 en_US


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