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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Susan Luparellen
dc.contributor.authorConner, Jeanne Randaleen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-24T20:10:11Z
dc.date.available2013-07-24T20:10:11Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/2640en
dc.description.abstractNurses have an ethical obligation to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth. Promotion of self-care encourages the nurse's personal and professional development. Review of the literature indicates little is known about the self-care practices of rural nurses. The demanding nature of professional nursing practice coupled with an ongoing nursing shortage in the United States challenge nurses' efforts to maintain adequate self-care for personal and professional development. This study was a replication, extension nursing research study intended to collect data about and explore the self-care practices of rural nurses in Montana. The study used a mailed, paper survey tool to collect information directly from a sample of rural nurses practicing in Montana. In July 2011, a total of 360 surveys were mailed to actively licensed registered nurses in eight rural counties in Montana; 194 surveys were completed and returned yielding a response rate of 53.8%. A significant portion of the study's respondents were over fifty years of age and reported living with chronic health problems. Social support, workplace accommodations for chronic health problems, increased opportunities for physical activity and support for optimal nutritional choices are among the recommendations for practice discussed. Formal validation of the survey tool and replication with other populations is recommended.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursingen
dc.subject.lcshSelf-care, Healthen
dc.subject.lcshNursesen
dc.subject.lcshRural healthen
dc.subject.lcshHealth surveysen
dc.titleSelf-care practices of rural nurses in Montanaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 by Jeanne Randale Conneren
thesis.catalog.ckey2116705en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Carolyn Hamlin Wenger; Lori Hendrickxen
thesis.degree.departmentNursing.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameM Nursingen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage78en


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