Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation Sciences
Kelly, Susan E.
The broad long-term objectives of this research project are to increase the percentage of women who seek care for urinary incontinence. The specific aims of this research project are: (1) Use Lauver's Theory of Care Seeking Behavior to identify predictors of incontinence care seeking for African American and Caucasian women. (2) Determine if previously studied predictors explain incontinence care seeking for African-American and Caucasian women, after controlling for predictors in Lauver's Theory of Care Seeking Behavior. (3) Develop and compare theoretical models for explaining differences in incontinence care seeking for African American and Caucasian women. The health relatedness of the project is that our models for incontinence care seeking will guide behavioral interventions which may increase the percentage of women who seek care and reduce any health disparities between African American and Caucasian women.
Heit, Michael 1962-, "A model for explaining differences in incontinence care seeking (MEDICS) project." (2001). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 600.