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Title: An investigation of optimistic explanatory style and dispositional optimism in the management of asthma
Author: Strawbridge, Martin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 387X
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2007
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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between two different types of optimism, dispositional optimism and explanatory style, and negative affectivity, health status variables and self care behaviours, in a sample of individuals living with asthma. In order to investigate the nature of the relationship between the described optimism, negative affectivity and asthma variables, a non-experimental. cross-sectional design was employed, collecting quantitative data via the use of self report measures. The study recruited 59 adult participants, diagnosed with asthma. Participants completed measures to assess optimism, asthma health status, asthma self-care behaviours and negative affectivity. Participants were recruited via a General Practice surgery in Cromer and outpatient asthma clinic at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Participants had the option to complete the measures by attending an interview or via the post.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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