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Health disclosure decision-making

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Title
Health disclosure decision-making
SubTitle
the role of prognosis and symptom uncertainity in ongoing disclosure to a spouse about a heart-related condition
Identifier
ETD_2597
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000053345
Language
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eng
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theses
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Topic
Communication, Information and Library Studies
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Topic
Self-disclosure
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Topic
Decision making--Moral and ethical aspects
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Topic
Heart--Diseases--Patients
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Topic
Interpersonal relations
Abstract (type = abstract)
This study utilizes Greene's (2009) health disclosure decision-making model (DD-MM) to explore the role of prognosis and symptom uncertainty in patterns of disclosure to a spouse/partner about a chronic health condition. Toward this end, an uncertainty and disclosure model is hypothesized in which prognosis and symptom uncertainty and relational quality are expected to to predict perceived partner support, communication efficacy, and the depth, breadth, and frequency of disclosure to a partner about a health condition. Patients with diagnosed heart-related conditions visiting a private medical office were recruited to fill out surveys. Measured variables included prognosis uncertainty (self-, partner-, and relationship-focused), symptom uncertainty (self-, partner-, and relationship-focused), relational quality, perceived partner support, communication efficacy to partner, and depth, breadth, and frequency of disclosure about one's health condition. The results indicated that (1) the key mechanisms identified in the DD-MM influence the depth, breadth, and frequency of disclosure about a chronic health condition; and (2) that uncertainty plays a prominent role in people's patterns of disclosure to their partner about their heart-related condition. The findings and implications of the study are discussed.
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electronic resource
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xii, 216 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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Includes abstract
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Vita
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Maria G. Checton
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Checton
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Maria G.
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1958-
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Maria Checton
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Greene
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Kathryn
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chair
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Kathryn Greene
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Theiss
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Jennifer
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Jennifer Theiss
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Yanovitzky
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Itzhak
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Itzhak Yanovitzky
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Derlega
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Valerian
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Valerian Derlega
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2010
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2010
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ETD
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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rucore19991600001
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doi:10.7282/T36T0MPN
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ETD doctoral
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
Copyright
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Copyright protected
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Open
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Permission or license
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Checton
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Maria
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Permission or license
DateTime
2010-04-13 22:30:40
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Maria Checton
Affiliation
Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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