The purpose of this research study was to correlate a client's sense of powerlessness with his compliance to a health care regime. From a population of patients of a family physician in a rural county in Northeast Mississippi, a sample of 30 individuals were given the Health Locus of Control tool and the Compliance tool. Of these 30, 23 met the qualifications and were included in the study. The hypothesis for this study was that there would be no significant correlation between clients' sense of power lessness and their compliance to the health care regime. The statistical analysis of the data failed to reject the hypothesis.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
King, Susan S., "A Correlation of the Client's Sense of Power in Health Care and His Compliance to the Therapeutic Regime" (1986). MSN Research Projects. 261.