Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education in Adult and Lifelong Learning (EdD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Second Committee Member
Affordable Care Act, Chronic Disease, Heuristic Elicitation Methodology, Preventive Health, Rural Areas, Self-care Management
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandated healthcare reform in the United States by requiring insurance coverage for more Americans. Further, the law deemed healthcare providers, communities and individuals throughout the nation were responsible for fighting chronic disease and escalating healthcare costs. Preventive care and self-care have been cited as low-cost options for initiating change in the American population by helping individuals have access, information and resources to make better healthcare choices and manage their chronic diseases. The purpose of this ethnographic study was to identify the perceptions of self-care from patients living with chronic disease in an underserved, rural area.
Overshon, Somer Leigh, "Assessing Patient Perceptions of Self-Care: Examining Chronic Disease in an Underserved Rural Area" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2471.