Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/144648
Title:
Nurse practitioner clinic utilization by elderly women.
Author:
Mechling, Eileen.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to explore the utilization patterns of elderly women in a nurse managed clinic (NMC). A convenience sample of 20 women, 65 and older, attending an NMC completed an questionnaire and an interview. A pilot study guided the development of the questionnaire. Interrater reliability was performed to enhance the reliability of the pattern categories developed from the interviews. The findings of this research were that elderly women utilized this NMC for: physical assessment and monitoring; health care information; evaluating a physical need; referral; emotional support; socialization; convenience; cost; familiarity/comfort; health care need; and reliability. Satisfaction was the main component of the clients' perception of their visit to the NMC. Conclusions reached were that utilization of this NMC was based mainly on perceptions of health care needs and that cost, convenience, and familiarity influenced clients in choosing this clinic in addition to their primary care provider.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Nursing - Practice; Dissertations, Academic; Nurse Practioners - utilization; Women's Health Services - utilization; Health Services for the Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Patient Satisfaction; Attitude to Health; Aged
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Nursing; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Verran, Joyce A.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNurse practitioner clinic utilization by elderly women.en_US
dc.creatorMechling, Eileen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMechling, Eileen.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the utilization patterns of elderly women in a nurse managed clinic (NMC). A convenience sample of 20 women, 65 and older, attending an NMC completed an questionnaire and an interview. A pilot study guided the development of the questionnaire. Interrater reliability was performed to enhance the reliability of the pattern categories developed from the interviews. The findings of this research were that elderly women utilized this NMC for: physical assessment and monitoring; health care information; evaluating a physical need; referral; emotional support; socialization; convenience; cost; familiarity/comfort; health care need; and reliability. Satisfaction was the main component of the clients' perception of their visit to the NMC. Conclusions reached were that utilization of this NMC was based mainly on perceptions of health care needs and that cost, convenience, and familiarity influenced clients in choosing this clinic in addition to their primary care provider.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNursing - Practiceen_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectNurse Practioners - utilizationen_US
dc.subjectWomen's Health Services - utilizationen_US
dc.subjectHealth Services for the Ageden_US
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health Careen_US
dc.subjectPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectAttitude to Healthen_US
dc.subjectAgeden_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairVerran, Joyce A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1357364en_US
dc.identifier.oclc708416540en_US
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