Locus of Control Orientation and Level of Pain in Postsurgical Patients

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Show simple item record Sarcone, Julianne M. 2007-01-03T20:40:36Z 2007-01-03T20:40:36Z 1992-11
dc.identifier.other 1992 .S71
dc.description v, 66 leaves. Advisor: Barbara Haag en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate whether health locus of control accounted for differences in perception of pain relief in persons who had abdominal surgery and received epidural analgesia as a method to control acute pain postoperatively. Forty subjects who met the study criteria responded to the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control questionnaire. Their level of perceived pain was determined by a review of medical records. Findings indicated no statistical significance in pain perception when subjects were categorized as having an internal, chance, or powerful others health locus of control. Recommendations for further research and implications for nursing practice are given. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University Theses, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences;1992
dc.subject Pain--Physiological aspects en
dc.subject Pain--Psychological aspects en
dc.subject Control (Psychology) en
dc.title Locus of Control Orientation and Level of Pain in Postsurgical Patients en
dc.type Thesis en

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