AuthorQuintana, Alice Mary, 1942-
AdvisorJones, Elaine B.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractGrounded theory methodology was used to describe the health promoting and health damaging adaptive responses of homeless women to the way homelessness affects their health attainment and healing. Elizabeth Pesznecker's Adaptational Model of Poverty (Modified) was used to depict the interrelationships among the environment factors and individual/group factors, mediating factors, and their effect on homeless women's adaptive responses and health behaviors. The model postulates that one develops health promoting or health damaging responses due to the stress of poverty. The study in conjunction with the model suggests to nursing ways to assist homeless women with their struggle in obtaining health care and adapting to the demands of the health care system. The research represents initial work in an area with limited previous knowledge in the discovery of the process used by homeless women in adapting, when they were trying to access the health care system while in the state of homelessness.
Degree ProgramGraduate College