Quality of Life and the Health Care System in New River Valley, Virginia: Residents' Perceptions and Experiences

dc.contributor.authorKemp, Audrey Juneen
dc.contributor.committeechairRedican, Kerry J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFortune, Jimmie C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHershey, Jody H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHosig, Kathryn W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLepczyk, Billie F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStratton, Richard K.en
dc.contributor.departmentEducation, Curriculum and Instructionen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:08:49Zen
dc.date.adate2008-04-17en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:08:49Zen
dc.date.issued2008-03-17en
dc.date.rdate2008-04-17en
dc.date.sdate2008-04-03en
dc.description.abstractThe present study involved the implementation of one component, Community Health Status Assessment, of a comprehensive, strategic planning tool, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), to qualitatively uncover the perceptions of the quality of life and local health care system of 28 residents in New River Valley (NRV), Virginia. The current study represents the initial qualitative study utilizing MAPP in Virginia. Interviewees perceived an overall good quality of life (e.g., ample green space, safe neighborhoods), with an urgent need for health care reform, affordable insurance, and transportation, particularly for after-hours medical care. The current study also reviews the specific findings from the one-on-one interviews, and provides a step-by-step look at the MAPP process for potential users as applied to a real-world community, specifically, the NRV.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04032008-141550en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04032008-141550/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26611en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartKemp_FINAL_ETD.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectNew River Valleyen
dc.subjectcommunity health status assessmenten
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjecthealth needsen
dc.subjecthealth care systemen
dc.titleQuality of Life and the Health Care System in New River Valley, Virginia: Residents' Perceptions and Experiencesen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation, Curriculum and Instructionen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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