The study was supported by a total of 1000 stream of respondents whose consent was sought in accordance with the provisions enshrined in the ETSU HIPPA before engaging them in the exercise. Participants were mainly drawn from the Iowa area, putting into consideration the need to achieve uniformity and harmony along with some vital sociodemographic indicators that will be discussed in the appendix section.
The research participants described with respect to their gender included, 420 females and 580. The mean age for the male participants was 34.0 years (SD = 8.8), and the mean age for the women was 37.3 years (SD = 8.2). Participants were carefully selected from among all the major races represented in the United States. Spanning a period of 2 years the respondents included adults and minors, whose parent assistance complemented the process of drawing out the relevant information from the participant.
Participants presented a profile of their disease chronic status within the period under consideration. The survey was randomly administered to the participants with gender specification serving as the main deciding factor. Within this period, the study sought the consent of all the patients with either a chronic form of the sickle cell or rheumatic factor. To enhance the veracity of the responses received the study conducted background checks of all the participating patients from their physicians.
In a few isolated instances, the study went further to extend the date sampling to include inpatient chronic individuals in some cases the patient was given the luxury of giving out extra information if he or she believed that it does significantly have a peculiar role in the entire process.