Taiwanese Volunteers' Experiences of Participating in Community Health Services

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152275
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Taiwanese Volunteers' Experiences of Participating in Community Health Services
Abstract:
Taiwanese Volunteers' Experiences of Participating in Community Health Services
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Shu-Man, Lin, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung Institute of Technology
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Pei-Lin Hsieh, MSc, PhD; Chen-Hung Chiang, BA; Hsiao-Jung Chen, BA
Community health volunteers occupy an important role and contribute significantly to health promotion in the general community in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was: to explore volunteers? motivation and experiences of participating in community health services; to understand the participants? lifestyle changes, if any, and to identify whether participation in health services influenced the volunteers? and their family members? lifestyle changes. Forty-eight volunteers were recruited from the community. Data were collected from four focus groups consisting of 12 volunteers in each group. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. The findings were encouraging. Six major themes emerged: gaining knowledge and skills; benefits for people; awareness of self health; increasing self-confidence; changing healthier behavior; and influencing family member?s health. It is recommended that volunteers? participation in community health service is beneficial. The benefits are not restricted to the general community. Participation is also of value to the volunteers as they improve their health-promoting knowledge, skills and attitude.
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.titleTaiwanese Volunteers' Experiences of Participating in Community Health Servicesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152275-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Taiwanese Volunteers' Experiences of Participating in Community Health Services</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shu-Man, Lin, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smlin@gw.cgit.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pei-Lin Hsieh, MSc, PhD; Chen-Hung Chiang, BA; Hsiao-Jung Chen, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Community health volunteers occupy an important role and contribute significantly to health promotion in the general community in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was: to explore volunteers? motivation and experiences of participating in community health services; to understand the participants? lifestyle changes, if any, and to identify whether participation in health services influenced the volunteers? and their family members? lifestyle changes. Forty-eight volunteers were recruited from the community. Data were collected from four focus groups consisting of 12 volunteers in each group. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. The findings were encouraging. Six major themes emerged: gaining knowledge and skills; benefits for people; awareness of self health; increasing self-confidence; changing healthier behavior; and influencing family member?s health. It is recommended that volunteers? participation in community health service is beneficial. The benefits are not restricted to the general community. Participation is also of value to the volunteers as they improve their health-promoting knowledge, skills and attitude.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:30:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:30:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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