Assessing Soldiers' Wellness Holistically: An Evaluation of Instruments Applicable to Primary Care

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/228180
Title:
Assessing Soldiers' Wellness Holistically: An Evaluation of Instruments Applicable to Primary Care
Author:
Schafer, Maureen Lucy
Issue Date:
2012
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:
Increasingly, experts recommend that military primary care clinics consider implementing delivery of care based on models of holistic wellness. Several wellness measurement tools exist, but none of these has been applied to a military primary care clinic. In this study, the psychometric testing of two holistic wellness measurement instruments was carried out for possible use with soldiers in primary care clinics. The instruments tested were the Perceived Wellness Model (Adams, Bezner, & Steinhardt, 1998) and the Optimal Living Profile (Renger et al., 2000). Both instruments appear suitable for use in future studies for measuring wellness in Cadet Soldiers. The measures provided by these instruments provide important data that professionals can use to assist young Soldiers in their multidimensional wellness development.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Primary Care; Psychometrics; Soldiers; Wellness; Nursing; Holistic; Instrument
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Effken, Judith A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssessing Soldiers' Wellness Holistically: An Evaluation of Instruments Applicable to Primary Careen_US
dc.creatorSchafer, Maureen Lucyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchafer, Maureen Lucyen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
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.abstractIncreasingly, experts recommend that military primary care clinics consider implementing delivery of care based on models of holistic wellness. Several wellness measurement tools exist, but none of these has been applied to a military primary care clinic. In this study, the psychometric testing of two holistic wellness measurement instruments was carried out for possible use with soldiers in primary care clinics. The instruments tested were the Perceived Wellness Model (Adams, Bezner, & Steinhardt, 1998) and the Optimal Living Profile (Renger et al., 2000). Both instruments appear suitable for use in future studies for measuring wellness in Cadet Soldiers. The measures provided by these instruments provide important data that professionals can use to assist young Soldiers in their multidimensional wellness development.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectPrimary Careen_US
dc.subjectPsychometricsen_US
dc.subjectSoldiersen_US
dc.subjectWellnessen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
dc.subjectHolisticen_US
dc.subjectInstrumenten_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorEffken, Judith A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKoithan, Mary S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrewer, Barbara B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEffken, Judith A.en_US
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