This was a descriptive study designed to determine the relationship of functional impairment and self-concept of elderly clients with chronic illness. The null hypothesis stated that when the clients' scores on the Functional Assessment Form and Tennessee Self-Concept Scale were compared, there would be no significant correlation at the .05 significance level. Data were collected from 15 subjects who were 65 years of age or over, had a chronic illness, and were receiving the services of a home health agency. All subjects were administered the Functional Assessment Form and the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale. These scores were then compared utilizing the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient at the .05 level of significance. The results demonstrated significance between the subject's functional assessment score and one subscore. Column D, of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale. Thus, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Graduate Nursing

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First Advisor

Dr. Rayma Skinner

Second Advisor

Dr. Phyllis W. Werner

Third Advisor

Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis

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Nursing Commons