The relationships among disease activity, depression and the chronic pain experience in persons with rheumatoid arthritis
AuthorPopson, Esther, Lynn
AdvisorCrosby, Leanna J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study is based upon a life span developmental framework of aging and dying. A descriptive correlational study involving 54 healthy older adults was designed to study the relationships among three key variables represented in the conceptual framework: Spirituality, death acceptance and aggressiveness of end-of-life treatment selection. Five research questions were examined. Subjects desired less aggressive life-sustaining treatment for the dementia scenarios (mean: .24), and more aggressive treatment for the unconscious scenario (mean: .53). A significant relationship was demonstrated between spirituality and death acceptance (r = .44, p = .001 ). No significant correlations were found between death acceptance, spirituality, age or gender to aggressiveness of end-of-life treatment selected.
Degree ProgramGraduate College