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Identifying factors related to the sense of coherence of adult asthmatics in Dumaguete City

Researchers

NameRole
1Theresa A. Guino-o Researcher

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
College of Nursing - Silliman University Funding

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Case report
Title:
Silliman journal
Frequency:
Quarterly
Publication Date:
January-June 2007
Volume:
vol. 48
Issue:
no. 1
Page(s):
117-130
Publisher:
Silliman University

Objectives

General Objective
Identify factors related to the sense of coherence among asthmatic adults.

Abstract

Context: This study examines the relationship between the Sense of Coherence (SOC) and selected variables in 159 asthmatics, aged 20-40 years old.

Study design: Descriptive correlational approach

Study setting: Dumaguete City

Study population: 159 respondents aged 20-40 years old

Results:
The data revealed that a majority of adult asthmatics have a high senseof coherence. No significant relationship between SOC and age, gender, marital status and educational attainment. Moreover, no significant relationship was observed between SOC and the nature and perceived, helpfulness of societal support, level of major stressful events and the self-reported health status levels of respodents. However, a significant relationship was observed between SOC levels of adult asthmatics and their perceived societal cohesion and structure as well as their levels of health maintaining behaviors.

Conclusion:
Such findings strengthen the validity of concepts of salutogenesis and the knowledge that SOC influences in the maintenance of a person's health. Thereby, SOC may be tapped as a health management resource for people with asthma of other health related conditions.


Physical Location

LocationCall NumberAvailable FormatAvailability
James O'Brien Library Ateneo de Naga University Per A/S 144 Abstract Print Format

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