Relationships among family as a social support system, exercise of self-care agency, and health status in the adult with a chronic illness

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dc.contributor.advisor Dillard, Nancy L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Keith, Lorraine N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:19Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .K44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184661
dc.description.abstract Inadequate, expensive health care services for the chronically ill, confront the lay person as one of the major forces in the social movement toward self-care. The purpose of this predictive correlational study was to investigate within a theoretical framework derived from Orem's conceptual model of nursing relationships among family as a social support system, exercise of self-care agency, and health status for the person with a chronic illness. The sample group was 51 chronically ill adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus who attended diabetic instructions from one of the Central Indiana Hospitals. Findings indicated a weak positive correlation between self-care and cohesion and weak negative correlation between health status and cohesion. Findings also revealed significant differences between male and female for the variables self-care and conflict.Conclusions were that this study supported certain relationships proposed by Orem's conceptual model in nursing. Results can guide diabetics in providing optimal daily self-care. Professionals in the health care arena can utilize the results for educational development and encouragement of self-care agency in the adult diabetic. The family members can also clarify roles in supporting the diabetic adult. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing en_US
dc.format.extent 133 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetics -- Care. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-care, Health. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetics -- Family relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chronically ill -- Care. en_US
dc.title Relationships among family as a social support system, exercise of self-care agency, and health status in the adult with a chronic illness en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/865961 en_US


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