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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Do leisure walks and education levels influence arthritis diagnosis in patients?
by Li, Lan, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 53; 1526924
Abstract (Summary)

This paper reviewed literature studies on arthritis treatment and diagnosis, as well as performed statistical analysis on arthritis diagnosis, leisure walks, and education levels using the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2011-2012 adult data as the secondary data source to gain an understanding of the associations between leisure walks and education levels with arthritis diagnosis. The IBM SPSS version 22 was used to perform the Chi-square tests for the data used in this study. The statistical analysis included the survey data from 42,935 (100%) responses on both arthritis diagnosis and education levels and 42,586 (99.2%) on leisure walks. The Chi-square test results showed that both leisure walks and education levels were associated with an arthritis diagnosis, which agreed with the findings from the literature reviewed in this study. Leisure walk participation rates were higher in the non-arthritis population. Education levels were also found to be associated with an arthritis diagnosis.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica
Commitee: Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Arthritis, California, Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
Publication Number: 1526924
ISBN: 978-1-321-27724-1
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