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Facilitating mental health promotion through mobilising comfort for homeless mentally il persons

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. M. Poggenpoel; Prof. C.P.H. Myburgh; Prof. A.C. Gmeiner en_US
dc.contributor.author Mahape, Dimakatso Jeanette.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T08:03:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T08:03:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-15
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5781
dc.description D. Cur. en_US
dc.description.abstract The model "Facilitating mental health promotion through mobilising comfort for homeless mentally ill persons in urban areas" was developed by using a theory generative design that is qualitative, contextual, explorative and descriptive in nature. To achieve the research purpose specific objectives were formulated. This model was developed according to Chinn and Kramer's (1995:162) approach to theory generation as indicated in the first step. Identification of the central concepts for the model took place by conducting a field study to explore and describe the lived experiences of the homeless mentally ill persons and their views of what they think would alleviate their situation. A multiple case study strategy was followed. The sample consisted of three homeless mentally ill persons, purposively selected from the Soweto urban vii areas. Informed verbal consent had been obtained from all participants, and the reasons for conducting the research study were explained to them. Data collection was obtained through in-depth semi-structured interviews using the phenomenological perspective and communication techniques to elicit relevant information. Data from transcripts of recorded audiotapes and field notes were analysed using the methods of Tesch's steps (in Creswell, 1994:154; Yin, 1994:102; and Merriam, 1998:16). An independent coder assisted in coding the results. Reasoning strategies used were analysis, synthesis, inductive and deductive according to Tesch's method. The results were verified through a literature review. Further analysis of data for defining the major concepts of the model which are "HOPE and COMFORT", were determined according to the method described by Wandelt and Steward (1983:64). The concepts of the model were analysed thoroughly by going through different dictionaries and subject usage. The other related concepts were identified and classified by using a survey list of Dickoff, James and Wiedenbach (1968:430). In Step Two the defined concepts were related to each other to show interrelationships. Classification of central and relational concepts were followed to create relationship-statements as the conceptual framework of the model. In Step Three the structure and process description of the model was designed according to Chinn and Kramer (1995:108). The model was evaluated by a panel of experts. Step Four dealt with guidelines to operationalise the model in practice, education and psychiatric nursing research. Guba and Lincoln's (1985) model for trustworthiness of qualitative research was also employed. It is based on the identification of four strategies for ensuring trustworthiness used in this study, namely: truth value, applicability, consistency and neutrality. Recommendations and limitations of the research were also discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Community mental health services - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Homeless persons - Mental health services - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Mental health services - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.title Facilitating mental health promotion through mobilising comfort for homeless mentally il persons en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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