Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Julie A. Stanik
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Special Collections LD4331.N8H58
Motivation of clients with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) to adhere to Recommended risk-reducing behaviors (RRB’s) was explored. The sample (n =30) was comprised of clients in a vascular physician group’s practice with a medical diagnosis of PVD. A nonexperimental, descriptive design was utilized to investigate how much variation in adherence to RRB’s by PVD clients could be accounted for by the client’s perceived effectiveness of a RRB and the client’s perceived difficulty in adhering to a RRB. A self-administered three part instrument, a demographic data form, and a self-administered qualitative data form were utilized to collect the data. Regression analysis revealed 26% of the variation in adherence behaviors could be significantly explained by perceived effectiveness. Perceived difficulty did not significantly contribute to the prediction equation. Future research exploring difficulty and effectiveness in other chronic illness populations and, in alternate health states with a higher degree of difficulty is recommended.
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Hitchcock, Gretchen G..
"Factors Determining Peripheral Vascular Disease Clients' Intent to Adhere to Prescribed Behaviors"
(1989). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/e7mf-c658