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dc.contributor.advisorFrisby, Cynthia M.eng
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Erineng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 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 August 19, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractThis research attempts to understand how a person with arthritis perceives his or her own social role identity and how that might relate to the underutilization of arthritis self-management programs. The ultimate goal of this research is to learn how people with arthritis perceive themselves and their disease within a particular social role and how those perceptions shape health related beliefs and behaviors. Qualitative research methods provide a framework for this study, including in-depth interviews and ethnographic fieldwork. Data was collected and analyzed for themes and patterns, including social role identity and utilization of self-management strategies. Arthritis self-management programs are designed for many purposes, including reducing pain and increasing mobility. However, many people with arthritis already practice arthritis self-management strategies although not aware of the implications. The promotion of such programs should communicate to people with arthritis the ability to fulfill social roles longer and with less effort by practicing formal self-management strategies.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb70701854eng
dc.identifier.oclc431361921eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5714eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5714
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshSelf-care, Health -- Marketingeng
dc.subject.lcshArthritis -- Treatment -- Marketingeng
dc.subject.lcshGroup identityeng
dc.subject.lcshArthritis -- Patientseng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-management (Psychology)eng
dc.titleThe perceived role of personal social identity in the promotion of arthritis self-management programseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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