ERIC Number: ED333648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-12
A Program Design To Motivate Individuals with SCI for Self-Care.
The report compares a skin care education program with a standard rehabilitation program to determine whether the program improved the self care motivations of spinal cord injury (SCI) paraplegic and quadriplegic inpatients (N=42). Study findings suggest that the skin care educational program was successful in changing patients' thinking about self-care, as evidenced by significant changes in self-care behaviors and improvements in skin care. A multidimensional model of motivation which involves establishing appropriate patterns of thinking in five areas (affective, conceptual, purposive, instrumental, and evaluative) was used as the basis for the six-session program with 22 subjects. Control subjects (N=20) participated in a 10-session series of information about skin care and other topics of SCI management. Although treatment subjects had significantly more pressure sores initially, both groups had excellent skin care outcomes following the programs. Programs were not differentially effective for paraplegics and quadraplegics. Treatment group patients practiced self-care pressure relief behaviors at a higher rate than did control patients. (Includes 21 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990). Supported in part by the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation.