Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291495
Title:
Adaptive health responses among homeless women
Author:
Quintana, Alice Mary, 1942-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Grounded theory methodology was used to describe the health promoting and health damaging adaptive responses of homeless women to the way homelessness affects their health attainment and healing. Elizabeth Pesznecker's Adaptational Model of Poverty (Modified) was used to depict the interrelationships among the environment factors and individual/group factors, mediating factors, and their effect on homeless women's adaptive responses and health behaviors. The model postulates that one develops health promoting or health damaging responses due to the stress of poverty. The study in conjunction with the model suggests to nursing ways to assist homeless women with their struggle in obtaining health care and adapting to the demands of the health care system. The research represents initial work in an area with limited previous knowledge in the discovery of the process used by homeless women in adapting, when they were trying to access the health care system while in the state of homelessness.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Behavioral.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jones, Elaine B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAdaptive health responses among homeless womenen_US
dc.creatorQuintana, Alice Mary, 1942-en_US
dc.contributor.authorQuintana, Alice Mary, 1942-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractGrounded theory methodology was used to describe the health promoting and health damaging adaptive responses of homeless women to the way homelessness affects their health attainment and healing. Elizabeth Pesznecker's Adaptational Model of Poverty (Modified) was used to depict the interrelationships among the environment factors and individual/group factors, mediating factors, and their effect on homeless women's adaptive responses and health behaviors. The model postulates that one develops health promoting or health damaging responses due to the stress of poverty. The study in conjunction with the model suggests to nursing ways to assist homeless women with their struggle in obtaining health care and adapting to the demands of the health care system. The research represents initial work in an area with limited previous knowledge in the discovery of the process used by homeless women in adapting, when they were trying to access the health care system while in the state of homelessness.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Behavioral.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.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.advisorJones, Elaine B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351336en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26868374en_US
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