Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
This research project will administer the Rand 36-Item Health Survey to a subject pool of approximately twenty-one people to measure their quality of life. The results of this study will be compared to a similar population of subjects who were administered the Rand. The results are to help describe the forms of class struggles that exist for disabled Americans. I describe the different forms of discrimination and the struggles that disabled Americans face. Specifically, I describe how those with Multiple Sclerosis meet the challenges of surviving. My research project is descriptive and the research question is, â€œwhat is the quality of life for clients of the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Project in Montereyâ€? I administered The Rand 36-Item Health Survey over the phone. The study is not statistically valid due to the sample size of clients from MSQLP. Evaluating the 21 clients I administered the Rand-36 Item Health Survey to 17 of them were women and 4 were men. I scored each clients survey to discover their physical functioning, general health, and level of pain. I then calculated the mean for each area of all of the clients. I found that the mean for physical functioning is 40%, general health is at 73%, and the average level of pain is 12%.
Fagan, Ian R., "Confronting the psychological and emotional effects of disability oppression" (2011). Capstone Projects and Theses. 393.