Graduate Degree Type
College of Nursing
Based on Roy's Model of Adaptation, this study examined the relationship between social support and functional independence following hip fracture. A descriptive correlational design was used with a convenience sample of 29 women age 65 and older. The Personal Resource Questionnaire was used to measure social support and the Functional Independence Measure was used to measure locomotion as an aspect of physical function.; Data indicated that women who had higher levels of functional independence one week following hip fracture had higher levels of social support. However, this difference was not statistically significant. The hypothesized relationship between social support and functional independence was not supported. Implications for further research and nursing practice are discussed.
Russell, Deborah J., "Social Support and Adaptation to Disability" (1996). Masters Theses. 286.