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dc.contributor.advisorBadger, Terry
dc.contributor.authorAkbari, Catherine
dc.creatorAkbari, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-25T00:08:00Z
dc.date.available2018-04-25T00:08:00Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627424
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of Americans are surviving longer with coronary heart disease (CHD). The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship of hopelessness to cardiac health status, multidimensional (internal, powerful others, fate) health locus of control, spirituality and social support in men with chronic CHD. A total of 57 men participated in this investigation. Findings indicated hopelessness was negatively correlated to age, perceived adequacy of finances, health rating in general and social support. The use of digoxin and belief in fate controlling health correlated positively with hopelessness. The most significant predictors of hopelessness were health rating in general, fate health locus of control and perceived adequacy of finances. The information obtained by this study provides nurses with guidance in the assessment and intervention of hopelessness in individuals with chronic CHD. By assisting individuals to sustain hope, quality of life and the potential to heal are enhanced.en_US
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.subjectCoronary Disease.en_US
dc.subjectDepression.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Status.en_US
dc.subjectInternal-External Control.en_US
dc.subjectMotivation.en_US
dc.subjectReligion.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Support.en_US
dc.titleThe relationship of hopelessness to cardiac health status, multidimensional health locus of control, spirituality and social support in men with chronic coronary heart diseaseen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairBadger, Terry
dc.identifier.oclc41221894
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Arizona Health Sciences Library.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b56849564
dc.identifier.callnumberW4A 1998 A313R
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-25T00:08:01Z


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