Validation of an instrument measuring maintenance of hope in heart transplant patients

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Title:
Validation of an instrument measuring maintenance of hope in heart transplant patients
Author:
Fasbinder, Laurie Guyton, 1957-
Issue Date:
1991
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 revise and expand the Hope Maintenance Scale. An exploratory design was used to content analyze qualitative data collected from 226 heart transplant patients in the primary study, "Predictors of Quality of Life in Heart Transplantation". Results supported five of the six original dimensions of hope contained in the Hope Maintenance Scale. The five dimensions substantiated were: Downward Comparison, Fostering Optimism, Belief in a Powerful Other, Avoiding Painful Situations or Material, and Viewing the Situation as Temporary. Subcategories for the dimension of Optimism were generated and termed: Forced Optimism, Guarded Optimism, Euphoria, and Gratefulness. The subcategory of Exceptional Experience was developed for the category of Downward Comparison. Normalizing was proposed as an antecedent of hope. Of subjects who expressed normalizing activities, 60% also used other hope maintenance strategies. Of subjects who reported Threats to Normalizing, 42% used no other hope maintenance strategies.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mishel, Merle H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleValidation of an instrument measuring maintenance of hope in heart transplant patientsen_US
dc.creatorFasbinder, Laurie Guyton, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFasbinder, Laurie Guyton, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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 revise and expand the Hope Maintenance Scale. An exploratory design was used to content analyze qualitative data collected from 226 heart transplant patients in the primary study, "Predictors of Quality of Life in Heart Transplantation". Results supported five of the six original dimensions of hope contained in the Hope Maintenance Scale. The five dimensions substantiated were: Downward Comparison, Fostering Optimism, Belief in a Powerful Other, Avoiding Painful Situations or Material, and Viewing the Situation as Temporary. Subcategories for the dimension of Optimism were generated and termed: Forced Optimism, Guarded Optimism, Euphoria, and Gratefulness. The subcategory of Exceptional Experience was developed for the category of Downward Comparison. Normalizing was proposed as an antecedent of hope. Of subjects who expressed normalizing activities, 60% also used other hope maintenance strategies. Of subjects who reported Threats to Normalizing, 42% used no other hope maintenance strategies.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMishel, Merle H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345426en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27031020en_US
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