The effects of a structured patient education program on adaptation to cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276581
Title:
The effects of a structured patient education program on adaptation to cancer
Author:
Westfall, Lee Lucia
Issue Date:
1987
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:
This study examined changes in adult learning, adaptation, and anxiety that occurred as the result of the adult cancer education program "I Can Cope." The study utilized a repeated measures descriptive design. A volunteer sample of 19 subjects participated in this study. Changes in each person's pre-mid-post-test scores were measured against their pre-mid-post-test scores on three instruments: (a) Course Inquiry Test; (b) Purpose in Life Test; and (c) A-State Anxiety Inventory. A comparison of scores measured whether any short-term adult learning, adaptation and change in anxiety occurred as a result of the "I Can Cope" Program. The study did demonstrate that an organized adult patient education program could foster and enhance adult learning and adaptation as well as influence anxiety of participants.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cancer -- Patients -- Psychology.; Patient education.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Verran, Joyce A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effects of a structured patient education program on adaptation to canceren_US
dc.creatorWestfall, Lee Luciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWestfall, Lee Luciaen_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractThis study examined changes in adult learning, adaptation, and anxiety that occurred as the result of the adult cancer education program "I Can Cope." The study utilized a repeated measures descriptive design. A volunteer sample of 19 subjects participated in this study. Changes in each person's pre-mid-post-test scores were measured against their pre-mid-post-test scores on three instruments: (a) Course Inquiry Test; (b) Purpose in Life Test; and (c) A-State Anxiety Inventory. A comparison of scores measured whether any short-term adult learning, adaptation and change in anxiety occurred as a result of the "I Can Cope" Program. The study did demonstrate that an organized adult patient education program could foster and enhance adult learning and adaptation as well as influence anxiety of participants.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCancer -- Patients -- Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectPatient education.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVerran, Joyce A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332431en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19453307en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16774334en_US
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