Assessing Soldiers' Wellness Holistically: An Evaluation of Instruments Applicable to Primary Care
AuthorSchafer, Maureen Lucy
AdvisorEffken, Judith A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College