Accession Number : ADA239257


Title :   The Relationship between Spirituality and the Use of Self-Regulation Strategies by Hospitalized Adult Oncology Patients


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Salvatore, Cassandra R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a239257.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to examine the relationship between spirituality and the use of self-regulation strategies (SRSs) by hospitalized adult oncology patients. SRSs are any behaviors that individuals perform to make themselves feel better. SRSs have been studied in relationship to decreasing the severity of cancer symptoms and its treatment. Researchers do not know why some studies yield insignificant results or why individuals choose certain SRSs over other SRSs. Spirituality has been suggested as a variable which may impact both the effectiveness of SRSs and the choice of SRSs. A self-regulation model provided the conceptual framework for this study. A convenience sample of 50 hospitalized adults with cancer completed two instruments and a demographic data sheet. Both the Carolina Self-Regulation Inventory-Revised and the Spirituality Perspective Scale have adequate reliability and validity. Research findings demonstrated that subjects had a high degree of spirituality. The most frequently used SRS was health care provider and the least used SRS was power. A relatively strong positive correlation (0.51 p = .0002) occurred between spirituality and SRSs. Subjects who were more spiritual used more SRSs than subjects who were less spiritual.


Descriptors :   *DEMOGRAPHY , RELIABILITY , CORRELATION , SCALE , CANCER , INSTRUMENTATION , PATIENTS , MEDICAL SERVICES , HOSPITALIZATIONS , ADULTS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , YIELD


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE