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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1994

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Phyllis Gaspar

Keywords

nursing home patient psychology, control psychology in old age, rural elderly psychology

Abstract

The purposes of this study are:
1. To determine the relationship of perceived control of daily activities with levels of hopelessness in nursing home residents residing in two rural Minnesota nursing homes.
2. To explore the impact of differing staffing patterns in the two facilities as it relates to residents' perception of control and levels of hopelessness.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nursing home patients -- Psychology
Control (Psychology) in old age
Rural elderly -- Psychology

Number of Pages

66

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1994 Melanie Dunlap. All rights reserved

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