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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

William McBreen

Abstract

The objectives of the study were the following: 1. To describe the demographic characteristics of the participants. 2. To describe the participant's perception of her husband's risk of having an MI. 3. To explore the relationship among change in Family APGAR scores, bibliotherapy, perception of risk and selected demographic variables in wives of MI patients. 4. To explore the relationship among change in State Anxiety scores, bibliotherapy, perception of risk and selected demographic variables in wives of MI patients. 5. To explore the relationship among Trait Anxiety scores and selected demographic variables in wives of MI patients. 6. To describe what factors the wives identified as aiding their adjustment. 7. To describe what factors the wives identified as not aiding their adjustment. 8. To describe the wive's [sic] perception on the benefits of bibliotherapy.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bibliotherapy
Heart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Family relationships
Caregivers

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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