Influence of attitudes toward health care involvement on length of time returning to work post microscopic discectomy surgery
AuthorCzarzasty, Nancy Lesnick
KeywordsAttitude to Health.
Intervertebral Disc -- surgery.
Patient Participation -- psychology.
AdvisorVerran, Joyce A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the influence of individual's attitudes toward Health Care Involvement on length of time returning to work for post microscopic discectomy patients. A sample of 20 subjects who had undergone microscopic discectomy surgery provided the convenience sample for the study. This study used a correlational design to examine the relationship between the subject's level of Health Care Involvement and his or her length of time returning to work after surgery. It was predicted that the subject's length of time returning to work was predicted to be less if the subject had a high degree of Health Care Involvement. The findings demonstrated a weak correlation between the concepts of Information Seeking, Behavioral Involvement and length of time returning to work. In this study, Behavioral Involvement demonstrated a greater impact on length of time to return to work than did Information Seeking.
Degree ProgramGraduate College