Family Preferences for Participating in the Care of Hospitalized Elders: A Scale Initial Testing

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147477
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Presentation
Title:
Family Preferences for Participating in the Care of Hospitalized Elders: A Scale Initial Testing
Abstract:
Family Preferences for Participating in the Care of Hospitalized Elders: A Scale Initial Testing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Li, Hong, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Rochester
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: (1) to develop an instrument that measures the type of care that family caregivers would like to do for their elderly relatives during hospitalization; and (2) to do an initial evaluation of the Family Preferences Index’s (FPFI psychometric properties. Design: Initial items in the FPFI were derived from a qualitative study using Loftland and Loftland (1984, 1995) approach. The pre-test version of 14-item scale was reviewed by a group of experts for content validity. Surveys were conducted with two convenience samples to test reliability and validity of the FPFI. Sample: Altogether 25 interviews were done with 16 participants including elderly hospitalized elders, family caregivers and nurses. The initial psychometric evaluation was conducted with two samples (N=30; & N=30) of family caregivers of hospitalized elders who provided varying degrees of care to their hospitalized elderly relatives. Setting: the qualitative study and the first psychometric evaluation was conducted at two hospitals of Northwest of the U.S.A. The second psychometric evaluation of the FPFI was conducted at a teaching hospital of Northeast in the U.S.A. Names of Variables: Family preference refers to making choices by family caregivers when there are alternatives in caring for their hospitalized elderly relatives. Three categories were identified from the qualitative data for the concept of family preferences: (l) providing care to patients including being there, performing typical family functions in the hospital, providing passage between home and hospital and attending to the patient’s personal care; (2) working together with the health care team including exchanging information between family and health care team, collaborating with health care team to provide personal care, participating in therapeutic health car4e regimens, and making sure the health care team takes care of patient’s needs; and (3) taking care of self. Other measures including Mutuality between caregivers and elderly relatives, and encouragement from staff for family participation were also used to evaluate the construct validity of the FPFI. Findings: Internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) for FPFI on the two samples were .65 and.73 respectively. Initial evidence of construct validity was obtained in two areas included in the conceptual framework generated from the qualitative study: mutuality between caregivers and elderly relatives; and encouragement from staff. Conclusions: These results indicate that the FPFI as a brief, easily administered instrument identified preferences specific for care of elderly relatives. Implications: By knowing the patterns of family preferences, the health care team can more effectively intervene to reduce the caregiver role strain and to facilitate the family caregivers in providing care to hospitalized elders as they wished.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Preferences for Participating in the Care of Hospitalized Elders: A Scale Initial Testingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147477-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family Preferences for Participating in the Care of Hospitalized Elders: A Scale Initial Testing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Li, Hong, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Rochester</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">HongS_Li@urmc.rochester.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: (1) to develop an instrument that measures the type of care that family caregivers would like to do for their elderly relatives during hospitalization; and (2) to do an initial evaluation of the Family Preferences Index&rsquo;s (FPFI psychometric properties. Design: Initial items in the FPFI were derived from a qualitative study using Loftland and Loftland (1984, 1995) approach. The pre-test version of 14-item scale was reviewed by a group of experts for content validity. Surveys were conducted with two convenience samples to test reliability and validity of the FPFI. Sample: Altogether 25 interviews were done with 16 participants including elderly hospitalized elders, family caregivers and nurses. The initial psychometric evaluation was conducted with two samples (N=30; &amp; N=30) of family caregivers of hospitalized elders who provided varying degrees of care to their hospitalized elderly relatives. Setting: the qualitative study and the first psychometric evaluation was conducted at two hospitals of Northwest of the U.S.A. The second psychometric evaluation of the FPFI was conducted at a teaching hospital of Northeast in the U.S.A. Names of Variables: Family preference refers to making choices by family caregivers when there are alternatives in caring for their hospitalized elderly relatives. Three categories were identified from the qualitative data for the concept of family preferences: (l) providing care to patients including being there, performing typical family functions in the hospital, providing passage between home and hospital and attending to the patient&rsquo;s personal care; (2) working together with the health care team including exchanging information between family and health care team, collaborating with health care team to provide personal care, participating in therapeutic health car4e regimens, and making sure the health care team takes care of patient&rsquo;s needs; and (3) taking care of self. Other measures including Mutuality between caregivers and elderly relatives, and encouragement from staff for family participation were also used to evaluate the construct validity of the FPFI. Findings: Internal consistency (Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha) for FPFI on the two samples were .65 and.73 respectively. Initial evidence of construct validity was obtained in two areas included in the conceptual framework generated from the qualitative study: mutuality between caregivers and elderly relatives; and encouragement from staff. Conclusions: These results indicate that the FPFI as a brief, easily administered instrument identified preferences specific for care of elderly relatives. Implications: By knowing the patterns of family preferences, the health care team can more effectively intervene to reduce the caregiver role strain and to facilitate the family caregivers in providing care to hospitalized elders as they wished.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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