Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Self-Directed Learning and the Lupus Patient: Using Adult: Education Strategies to Actively Cope with Chronic Illness
by Brittain, Kristin, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2016, 192; 10300321
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was 1) to examine the significance of a patient’s active or passive role in terms of his/her health management; 2) to determine if a relationship exists between one’s active and passive scores and his/her self-directed learning readiness, and 3) to identify if his/her view of one’s self as a patient (when diagnosed with a chronic disease) impacted his/her own personal health management. Utilizing the quantitative analysis of The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale and the Vanderbilt Pain Management Inventory, 81 individuals’ descriptive statistics were analyzed. Self-directed learning was found to positively influence an individual’s ability to be an active patient. The moderated demographic characteristics of age, ethnicity, education level, and gender did not have a direct relationship between selfdirected learning readiness and active/passive coping groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bryan, Valerie
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Adult education, Health education
Keywords: Chronic illness, Coping, Lupus, Personal health management
Publication Number: 10300321
ISBN: 978-1-369-42360-0
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