Comparisons of the elderly's adaptation status in the community and in the institution in Taiwan

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Title:
Comparisons of the elderly's adaptation status in the community and in the institution in Taiwan
Abstract:
Comparisons of the elderly's adaptation status in the community and in the institution in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Chao, Shu-Yuan, BS, MEd, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:Hungkung University
Title:Director of Medicine and Nursing Research Center
Co-Authors:Yii-Hai Lan, MSN and Chao-Ming Chuang, MS
[Research Presentation] Background: Aging in place is an important health policy of elevating the elder's quality life in Taiwan.áHowever, very limited information were found to understand the elder's adaptation. Objectives: 1. To explore the elder's adaptation status in the institution and in the community; 2.To explore the factors which have effects on the elder's adaptation; 3. To explore the differences of the adaptation status and the influencing factor between these two settings. Method: 165 residents recruited from four institutions located in Middle Taiwan, and 209 elderly people recruited from the community in the same area. áA structural questionnaire was used for data collecting.áThe inventory included four parts, (1) demographic characteristics; (2) Adaptation Status, including three categories: Self-worth, Sense of Belonging, Being Continuous; (3) Life View; (4) Perceived Family Support.áData were collected by interviewing from June to September 2006. The SPSS( Version 13.0) was used to analyze data. .Results Most elderly people in the community felt lonely, lacking of being understood and being concerned by others, with the score of the subcategory Sense of Belonging significantly lower than that in the institution. In regard to self-acceptance and sense of continuous, the scores in the community were higher than those in the institution, although they did not achieve significant level.áIt indicated that the elderly in the community have more positive self image, and felt more satisfied with their whole life than the elders in the institution. Perceived family support and life view have significant influence on the elder's adaptation both in the community and in the institution. With living expense sponsored by the government, they have more positive adaptation in both settings. Conclusion: Enhancing family support, providing financial support, and developing positive life view program for the elders will be necessary for elevating the elder's adaptation in both setting.
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.titleComparisons of the elderly's adaptation status in the community and in the institution in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152317-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparisons of the elderly's adaptation status in the community and in the institution in Taiwan</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">Chao, Shu-Yuan, BS, MEd, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hungkung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Medicine and Nursing Research Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">curie_chao@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Yii-Hai Lan, MSN and Chao-Ming Chuang, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Aging in place is an important health policy of elevating the elder's quality life in Taiwan.&aacute;However, very limited information were found to understand the elder's adaptation. Objectives: 1. To explore the elder's adaptation status in the institution and in the community; 2.To explore the factors which have effects on the elder's adaptation; 3. To explore the differences of the adaptation status and the influencing factor between these two settings. Method: 165 residents recruited from four institutions located in Middle Taiwan, and 209 elderly people recruited from the community in the same area. &aacute;A structural questionnaire was used for data collecting.&aacute;The inventory included four parts, (1) demographic characteristics; (2) Adaptation Status, including three categories: Self-worth, Sense of Belonging, Being Continuous; (3) Life View; (4) Perceived Family Support.&aacute;Data were collected by interviewing from June to September 2006. The SPSS( Version 13.0) was used to analyze data. .Results Most elderly people in the community felt lonely, lacking of being understood and being concerned by others, with the score of the subcategory Sense of Belonging significantly lower than that in the institution. In regard to self-acceptance and sense of continuous, the scores in the community were higher than those in the institution, although they did not achieve significant level.&aacute;It indicated that the elderly in the community have more positive self image, and felt more satisfied with their whole life than the elders in the institution. Perceived family support and life view have significant influence on the elder's adaptation both in the community and in the institution. With living expense sponsored by the government, they have more positive adaptation in both settings. Conclusion: Enhancing family support, providing financial support, and developing positive life view program for the elders will be necessary for elevating the elder's adaptation in both setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:31:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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