A test of the Wicks family health model in families coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Abstract

This study used the Wicks family health model to test relationships among family health and time since diagnosis, perception of symptom severity, caregiver stress, and family stressors in 140 families coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Hypotheses were tested using Pearson's correlation coefficients and hierarchical multiple regression analysis. Family health was influenced by time since diagnosis, patient perceptions of symptom severity, caregiver stress, and family stressors as predicted. Cognitive impairment (patient-reported poor memory) was the only symptom significantly influencing family health. Even when physical frailty is the hallmark of a disease, it may be the cognitive aspects of the disease that strain family relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-212
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Family Nursing
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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  • Family Practice

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A test of the Wicks family health model in families coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. / Wicks, Mona.

In: Journal of Family Nursing, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.01.1997, p. 189-212.

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