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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152684
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Care for Persons With Schizophrenia
Abstract:
Quality of Care for Persons With Schizophrenia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Cadena, Sandra Verbosky, RN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Florida
Title:Assistant Professor
Objectives: Purposes include 1) describe the quality of care for persons with schizophrenia residing in living facilities and, 2) explore the characteristics related to the identification of need and the level of functioning. Objectives of the study were to (a) describe characteristics of residents, (b) identify relationships among characteristics of residents and level of functioning, and (c) analyze relationships among these characteristics and resident needs. Design: A descriptive correlational design, utilizing a single point in time within a four-month time frame. Population/Sample/Setting: Fifty eight residents with schizophrenia and eight direct caregivers were interviewed in eight different living facilities in the Southeastern United States. Variables: Demographic characteristics, identified needs, levels of function, medication knowledge, adherence, and side effects, quality of care, and psychiatric symptomatology. Method: Face to face, semi-structured interviews utilizing multiple scales and instruments. Findings: The profile of a typical resident consisted of a 43-year-old, never married Caucasian male who dropped out of high school and had suffered from a psychiatric illness for over 21 years. Spearman correlational coefficients and stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that significant relationships existed between level of functioning and the following characteristics: positive symptoms (p=0.0003), negative symptoms (p=0.003), medication knowledge (p=0.0001), and GAF scores, current (p=0.01 ) and past (p=0.009). No significant relationships existed among resident characteristics and resident needs. Conclusions: This study provided the foundation for further research on the quality of care for individuals with schizophrenia residing in assisted living facilities. Understanding the interactions among symptoms of schizophrenia, level of functioning, and unmet needs may provide a future focus for mental health treatment planning and intervention. Implications: National and international agencies develop and implement living facility standards that impact the lives of residents with moderate levels of functioning and multiple unmet needs, having implications for both practice and mental health policy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Care for Persons With Schizophreniaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152684-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Care for Persons With Schizophrenia</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cadena, Sandra Verbosky, RN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">scadena@hsc.usf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: Purposes include 1) describe the quality of care for persons with schizophrenia residing in living facilities and, 2) explore the characteristics related to the identification of need and the level of functioning. Objectives of the study were to (a) describe characteristics of residents, (b) identify relationships among characteristics of residents and level of functioning, and (c) analyze relationships among these characteristics and resident needs. Design: A descriptive correlational design, utilizing a single point in time within a four-month time frame. Population/Sample/Setting: Fifty eight residents with schizophrenia and eight direct caregivers were interviewed in eight different living facilities in the Southeastern United States. Variables: Demographic characteristics, identified needs, levels of function, medication knowledge, adherence, and side effects, quality of care, and psychiatric symptomatology. Method: Face to face, semi-structured interviews utilizing multiple scales and instruments. Findings: The profile of a typical resident consisted of a 43-year-old, never married Caucasian male who dropped out of high school and had suffered from a psychiatric illness for over 21 years. Spearman correlational coefficients and stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed that significant relationships existed between level of functioning and the following characteristics: positive symptoms (p=0.0003), negative symptoms (p=0.003), medication knowledge (p=0.0001), and GAF scores, current (p=0.01 ) and past (p=0.009). No significant relationships existed among resident characteristics and resident needs. Conclusions: This study provided the foundation for further research on the quality of care for individuals with schizophrenia residing in assisted living facilities. Understanding the interactions among symptoms of schizophrenia, level of functioning, and unmet needs may provide a future focus for mental health treatment planning and intervention. Implications: National and international agencies develop and implement living facility standards that impact the lives of residents with moderate levels of functioning and multiple unmet needs, having implications for both practice and mental health policy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:45:46Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:45:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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