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Health Status and Self-regulation in Asthmatic and Non-asthmatic adults

Author Affiliations

  • 1Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 41-45, July,14 (2015)


Chronic illnesses have become a health burden resulting in an economic burden making it a widespread concern. The main concerns of chronic illnesses are constant monitoring of one’s health status and better management of the illness. In this context, the study explored the role of health status and self-regulation in those suffering from chronic illness and in those who are not suffering from the same. Survey method was employed and a between group design was used. A sample of 60 adults, 30 asthmatic and 30 non-asthmatic adults were selected through purposive sampling method. Health status questionnaire and Self-regulation questionnaire were used. Health status and its domains and self-regulation. There was a significant difference between asthmatic and non-asthmatic adults with reference to health status, health perception, physical functioning, role limitation attributing to physical health, energy, body pain, role limitation attributing to mental health, social functioning and mental health. The present study indicates the necessity of creating and increasing awareness of the importance of self-regulation in the context of chronic illnesses. Further, there is a need to improve illness management and maintain better health status and quality of life.


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