SICKLE CELL DISEASE, EDUCATION, AND LATER LIFE OUTCOMES Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • McCabe, Melanie
    • Affiliation: School of Education, School Psychology Graduate Program
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  • The goal of the study was to investigate the impact of education on life outcomes of adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) while accounting for personal and disease variables. Five hierarchical regressions were conducted to determine if gender, educational attainment, and disease severity, entered sequentially, were predictive of later life outcomes in adults with SCD. Outcomes assessed were depressive symptomatology, pain intensity level, satisfaction with support in relationships, income, and employment status in adults with SCD. Models predicting income and employment status were significant when educational attainment and disease severity were included in the prediction. Study findings indicate that educational attainment accounts for a significant amount of variance in later life outcomes for individuals with SCD. Specific recommendations for support of individuals with SCD are made for school psychologists.
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  • Edwards, Christopher
  • Knotek, Steven
  • Evarrs, Sandra
  • Hexdall, Caroline
  • Simeonsson, Rune
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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