Date of Award

1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Department

College of Nursing

First Advisor

Louette Johnson Lutjens

Second Advisor

Kay Setter-Kline

Third Advisor

Theresa Bacon-Baguley

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe the adaptation of persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on continuous nasal cannula oxygen using a self-reported assessment of life satisfaction tool. The Roy Adaptation Model provided the conceptual framework to describe perceived life satisfaction considering the effects of gender, age, race, education, marital status, employment status, length of time on nasal cannula oxygen, and amount/liter flow of oxygen.; A convenience sample of 56 persons was obtained through a medical supply company that services most of southwest Michigan. The majority of respondents (56.6%) were satisfied with life. No significant differences were reflected among participants related to gender, race, marital status, education, employment status, length of time on nasal cannula oxygen, or amount/liter flow of oxygen although self-reported life satisfaction among female respondents was lower than male respondents. A significant difference (p =.03) in perceived life satisfaction was reported among study respondents less than 62 years of age on continuous nasal cannula oxygen.

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