Goal: To provide an overview of the perceived health status of African-American women who provide care for individuals with end stage renal disease as determined in a recent study.
Identify several factors that can influence a person's perceived health status.
Explain the four different instruments used in the present study to determine the physical and mental health of the study participants.
Discuss theoretical and clinical implications of the current study on the perceived health of African-American women caregivers of individuals with end stage renal disease.
Author's Note: The initial research was funded by Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and was done in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree awarded to Tamara Harris-Beard from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.
Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.