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dc.contributor.advisorSable, Marjorieeng
dc.contributor.authorMuriuki, Andrew Mburu, 1964-eng
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on December 6, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work.eng
dc.description.abstractChronic illness has a profoundly negative impact on the welfare of households, especially for the adolescents who live there. Those who lack a social welfare safety net, particularly youth, are much more dependent on the capacities of individuals within the household. Therefore, to better understand how to improve the general welfare of households, it is important to understand what factors impact the social welfare and health status of households impacted by chronic illness. This dissertation reports on a study of how the capacities of Kenyan households impact the capacity of female adolescents to cope with chronic illness in the household. The study focuses on adolescents aged 15 to 24. The average age for this population was 19.39 years; those between the ages of 20 and 24 comprised nearly half (over 47%) of the sample. This study found a strong association between reported illness and environmental factors in the household. Age and marriage were highly significant factors, producing a sevenfold increase in the chance of illness. Risky sexual behavior, sexual abuse and violence were risk factors that were also significantly associated with illness in this adolescent population. Violence and abuse were related to a 14-fold increase in illness. Living in a rural area and limited household coping resources were also significantly associated with illness.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61517367eng
dc.identifier.oclc183405613eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4738
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4738eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshRisk-taking (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshTeenage girlseng
dc.subject.lcshHouseholdseng
dc.subject.lcshUnsafe sexeng
dc.subject.lcshTeenagers -- Sexual behavioreng
dc.titleThe role of household environment on health outcomes for female adolescents in Kenyaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial work (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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