Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
The sample population residing in a rural area of Wisconsin consisted of 27 households composed of 57 adults, aged 18 to 87 years. The sample responded to an interview questionnaire concerned with the prevalence of chronic illness, health beliefs, perceived usefulness of various health services along with demographic variables. An exploratory, descriptive analysis was done to explore ways in which professional nursing could help improve this populations' health care. The results indicate that the nursing service, in meeting this populations' health concerns, would have the following characteristics: pain and energy resource management skills, geriatric focus, mutual cooperation with physicians, consumer-directed health education, and outside financial support.
Hellenbrand, Diane A., "Professional Nursing Implications for the Management of Chronic Illness in a Surveyed Rural Adult Population" (1979). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3169.