Correlation of Wandering and Wayfinding in Korean Elders with Dementia at Home

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148719
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Presentation
Title:
Correlation of Wandering and Wayfinding in Korean Elders with Dementia at Home
Abstract:
Correlation of Wandering and Wayfinding in Korean Elders with Dementia at Home
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lim, Young Mi, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Yonsei Univeristy, Wonju College of Medicine
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Gwi-Ryung Son Hong, PhD; Jun-Ah Song, PhD, RN
[Leadership session research presentation] The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of wandering and wayfinding, especially what particular wayfinding decrements are linked to specific dimensions of wandering in a community dwelling persons with dementia in Korea. A total of 83 non-institutionalized, community dwelling elders with dementia and their family caregivers were participated. Data were collected using interview with family caregivers. Wandering was measured using Revised Algase Wandering Scale-Community Version (K-RAWS-CV) along with its six dimensions: persistent walking, repetitive walking, spatial disorientation, eloping behavior, negative outcomes, and mealtime impulsivity. Wayfinding was measured using the Wayfinding Effectiveness Scale-Korean Version (K-WES) with four subscales (complex wayfinding goals, analytic strategies, global strategies, and simple wayfinding goals). Cognitive test was measured using Mini Mental State Examination (K-MMSE). Correlational analysis was used to determine the relationship between K-RAWS-CV subscale scores and the K-WES subscale scores. Overall, the K-RAWS-CV and the K-WES correlated at -0.67 (p<.01), indicating significant negative relationship between wayfinding effectiveness and wandering. At the level of subscales, the all K-RAWS-CV subscales were significantly correlated with all WES subscales except analytic strategy (r=-0.65 to -0.22). The Spatial disorientation subscale had the highest correlation of any K-RAWS-CV subscale with the overall K-WES (r= -0.66). The all K-RASW-CV subscales except negative outcome and the all K-WES subscales were significantly correlated with K-MMSE scores. These findings support the assertion that particular wayfinding deficits are a potential explanation for specific dimensions of wandering and cognitive decrements are related to wandering and wayfinding deficits.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCorrelation of Wandering and Wayfinding in Korean Elders with Dementia at Homeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148719-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlation of Wandering and Wayfinding in Korean Elders with Dementia at Home</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lim, Young Mi, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yonsei Univeristy, Wonju College of Medicine</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">youngmi@yonsei.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gwi-Ryung Son Hong, PhD; Jun-Ah Song, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of wandering and wayfinding, especially what particular wayfinding decrements are linked to specific dimensions of wandering in a community dwelling persons with dementia in Korea. A total of 83 non-institutionalized, community dwelling elders with dementia and their family caregivers were participated. Data were collected using interview with family caregivers. Wandering was measured using Revised Algase Wandering Scale-Community Version (K-RAWS-CV) along with its six dimensions: persistent walking, repetitive walking, spatial disorientation, eloping behavior, negative outcomes, and mealtime impulsivity. Wayfinding was measured using the Wayfinding Effectiveness Scale-Korean Version (K-WES) with four subscales (complex wayfinding goals, analytic strategies, global strategies, and simple wayfinding goals). Cognitive test was measured using Mini Mental State Examination (K-MMSE). Correlational analysis was used to determine the relationship between K-RAWS-CV subscale scores and the K-WES subscale scores. Overall, the K-RAWS-CV and the K-WES correlated at -0.67 (p&lt;.01), indicating significant negative relationship between wayfinding effectiveness and wandering. At the level of subscales, the all K-RAWS-CV subscales were significantly correlated with all WES subscales except analytic strategy (r=-0.65 to -0.22). The Spatial disorientation subscale had the highest correlation of any K-RAWS-CV subscale with the overall K-WES (r= -0.66). The all K-RASW-CV subscales except negative outcome and the all K-WES subscales were significantly correlated with K-MMSE scores. These findings support the assertion that particular wayfinding deficits are a potential explanation for specific dimensions of wandering and cognitive decrements are related to wandering and wayfinding deficits.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:49:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:49:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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