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dc.contributor.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Guo-Fen, 1954-
dc.creatorHo, Guo-Fen, 1954-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T09:23:00Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T09:23:00Z
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/291389
dc.description.abstractAn exploratory study was designed to discover what are the self-care activities in persons with rheumatoid arthritis and the relationships among self-care activities, antecedent factors, and the consequent factor, quality of life. Content analysis was used to determine rheumatoid arthritis persons' descriptions of self-care activities and Orem's six categories of health-deviation self-care requisites that contribute to self-care activities. Antecedent factors which were associated with self-care activities included interpersonal, intrapersonal, and disease characteristics. Interpersonal factors included five domains; intrapersonal factors included three domains; and disease characteristics had four domains. The findings suggested that some antecedent factors, such as marital status, income, educational level, significant others, psychological support, physical support, number of years ill, and other diseases were associated with subjects' self-care activities. The findings also suggested that subjects' self-care activities were related to their quality of life. Recommendations for nursing practice and further research were discussed.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.titleSelf-help practice in persons with rheumatoid arthritisen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338837en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2616047xen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-29T03:53:42Z
html.description.abstractAn exploratory study was designed to discover what are the self-care activities in persons with rheumatoid arthritis and the relationships among self-care activities, antecedent factors, and the consequent factor, quality of life. Content analysis was used to determine rheumatoid arthritis persons' descriptions of self-care activities and Orem's six categories of health-deviation self-care requisites that contribute to self-care activities. Antecedent factors which were associated with self-care activities included interpersonal, intrapersonal, and disease characteristics. Interpersonal factors included five domains; intrapersonal factors included three domains; and disease characteristics had four domains. The findings suggested that some antecedent factors, such as marital status, income, educational level, significant others, psychological support, physical support, number of years ill, and other diseases were associated with subjects' self-care activities. The findings also suggested that subjects' self-care activities were related to their quality of life. Recommendations for nursing practice and further research were discussed.


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