Date of Award
College of Nursing
The Roy Adaptation Model guided this pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study to test an intervention addressing loss associated with chronic illness. Differences in adaptation and well-being were evaluated between control (n = 20) and experimental groups (n = 20) 30 days after intervention. Adaptation was measured by PAIS-SR scores and analyzed using ANCOVA to adjust for pretest differences. T-test and Mann-Whitney U was used to evaluate well-being as measured by the Global Well-being Scale. Changes in adaptation were not significantly different between groups, but well-being improved 12.8% in the experimental group as compared with 1.4% in the control group. Inconsistency of results with RAM concepts raised questions regarding the accuracy of the PAIS-SR as a measurement of adaptation. Results of the study lend support to the application of nursing theory to nursing practice as a means of improving health outcomes.
DeHaan, Linda M., "Loss Associated with Chronic Illness: Application of the Roy Adaptation Model" (1995). Masters Theses. 212.