AuthorKhalifa, Mohammed Fadhil
KeywordsMedical care -- United States.
Home Care Services.
Quality of Health Care.
Spinal Cord Injuries -- Adolescent.
Spinal Cord Injuries.
AdvisorBraden, Carrie Jo
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractSpinal cord injury is one of the most catastrophic events that may befall a human being. As greater numbers of disabled young adults survive for longer periods, the need for long-term care at home increases. However, self-satisfaction and perceived quality of their care at home are thus important of study. The study had two purposes which included: (1) to describe what factors influence self-satisfaction and perceived quality of care provided for individuals who have had spinal cord injury, and (2) to generate the Learned Response Model that describes the relationships among factors essential for self-satisfaction and perceived quality of care provided for persons with spinal cord injury in the home. A correlation design with a causal modeling methodology was used. Eighty spinal cord injured persons were obtained from six rehabilitation sites in Arizona. Six instruments were utilized to collect data: (1) Knowledge of Disability Questionnaire (KDQ), (2) Stressful Life Events Questionnaire (SLEQ), (3) Activities of Daily Living Scale (ADLS), (4) Involvement of Significant Others Questionnaire (ISOQ), (5) Self-Satisfaction Questionnaire (SSQ), and (6) Perceived Quality of Care Scale (PQCS). Data analysis included use of descriptive statistics to summarize the sample in terms of demographic variables and theoretical and empirical model testing using multiple regression techniques and residual analysis. The study findings indicated that stressful life events was found to have direct negative impact upon perceived quality of care. Activities of daily living and involvement of significant others were found to be moderators relative to self-satisfaction. These variables also interacted together relative to self-satisfaction and perceived quality of care. Involvement of significant others was found to have a significant, but weak, moderation effect relative to the relationship of stressful life events with perceived quality of care.