Nurses' Perception of the Physical Activity of Older People in Residential Institutions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151944
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Perception of the Physical Activity of Older People in Residential Institutions
Abstract:
Nurses' Perception of the Physical Activity of Older People in Residential Institutions
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Huang, Hui-Chi, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:National Taipei University Nursing Health Science
Title:Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To understand nurses' perceptions of levels of physical activity by older residents, to identify potential decision making conflicts in relation to the safety of activity and outline way to manage this conflict.
Methods: This study was a qualitative research design with purpose sampling. Twenty nurses who had worked for more than three years and in thirteen different long-term care institutions located in northern Taipei were interviewed.
Results: Five themes emerged from the data analysis: 1) recognizing the importance of participation in daily physical activity, 2) encouraging participation in physical activity, 3) respecting the autonomy of the residents regarding participation in physical activity, 4) preventing falls, and 5) facing a conflict.
Conclusion: With increased risk of chronic illness and reduced functional capability, more and more older people are cared for in long term residential homes.  This is partially due to limited support for families to provide care at home. This study identifies that there is a conflict in relation nurses' perceptions of the residents' physical activities. Nurses recognize the importance of residents' participation in daily physical activity but also acknowledge the accompanying increased risk of residents' falling as a result of this. The majority of staff employed in long-term care facilities are nursing personnel and it is these nurses who have the most contact with the residents. It is therefore believed that nurses can make the greatest difference to the residents' lives and support the quality of care if they can resolve this conflict.
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.titleNurses' Perception of the Physical Activity of Older People in Residential Institutionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151944-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Perception of the Physical Activity of Older People in Residential Institutions</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huang, Hui-Chi, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Taipei University Nursing Health Science</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">huichi@ntunhs.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To understand nurses' perceptions of levels of physical activity by older residents, to identify potential decision making conflicts in relation to the safety of activity and outline way to manage this conflict. <br/>Methods: This study was a qualitative research design with purpose sampling. Twenty nurses who had worked for more than three years and in thirteen different long-term care institutions located in northern Taipei were interviewed. <br/>Results: Five themes emerged from the data analysis: 1) recognizing the importance of participation in daily physical activity, 2) encouraging participation in physical activity, 3) respecting the autonomy of the residents regarding participation in physical activity, 4) preventing falls, and 5) facing a conflict. <br/>Conclusion: With increased risk of chronic illness and reduced functional capability, more and more older people are cared for in long term residential homes.&nbsp; This is partially due to limited support for families to provide care at home. This study identifies that there is a conflict in relation nurses' perceptions of the residents' physical activities. Nurses recognize the importance of residents' participation in daily physical activity but also acknowledge the accompanying increased risk of residents' falling as a result of this. The majority of staff employed in long-term care facilities are nursing personnel and it is these nurses who have the most contact with the residents. It is therefore believed that nurses can make the greatest difference to the residents' lives and support the quality of care if they can resolve this conflict.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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