The effects of a structured patient education program on adaptation to cancer
AuthorWestfall, Lee Lucia
AdvisorVerran, Joyce A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study examined changes in adult learning, adaptation, and anxiety that occurred as the result of the adult cancer education program "I Can Cope." The study utilized a repeated measures descriptive design. A volunteer sample of 19 subjects participated in this study. Changes in each person's pre-mid-post-test scores were measured against their pre-mid-post-test scores on three instruments: (a) Course Inquiry Test; (b) Purpose in Life Test; and (c) A-State Anxiety Inventory. A comparison of scores measured whether any short-term adult learning, adaptation and change in anxiety occurred as a result of the "I Can Cope" Program. The study did demonstrate that an organized adult patient education program could foster and enhance adult learning and adaptation as well as influence anxiety of participants.
Degree ProgramGraduate College