Spirituality in the Lives of Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Mates with Alzheimer's

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153825
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Presentation
Title:
Spirituality in the Lives of Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Mates with Alzheimer's
Abstract:
Spirituality in the Lives of Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Mates with Alzheimer's
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Parker, Lillian, MEd, MS, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Eunice Warren PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing
Charlene Romer PhD, Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This study is part of a larger study in which community dwelling older African American spousal caregivers completed in-home questionnaires on caregiver strain, spirituality, marital relationship quality and depression. The focus of this presentation is on the written textual data of African American Spousal Caregivers regarding spirituality.
Methods:  Thirty-eight participants completed the Spiritual Perspective Scale (Reed, 1968).  A single item from the scale explores the subjective views of participants regarding spirituality.  Descriptive statistics, correlations on study variables and scores from the SPS are presented along with the emergent themes from the transcribed text of participants regarding their subjective perspectives about the meaning of spirituality in their lives.
Results: The participants in this study rated their spirituality very high with a mean of 5.5 out of a possible 6 on a Likert scale indicating a greater spiritual perspective. There was an inverse relationship between spirituality and the length of time spent caregiving.  Text transcription of spirituality comments were organized into clusters and emergent themes by three content experts. Findings suggest that spirituality is an extremely important in the lives of the spousal caregivers who participated in this study.
Conclusion:  ? Study results support the need for culture specific assessment and nursing interventions that address the spiritual needs of older African American spousal caregivers.

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.titleSpirituality in the Lives of Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Mates with Alzheimer'sen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153825-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spirituality in the Lives of Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Mates with Alzheimer's</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">Parker, Lillian, MEd, MS, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clayton State University</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">lillianparker@clayton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eunice Warren PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing<br/>Charlene Romer PhD, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;This study is part of a larger study in which community dwelling older African American spousal caregivers completed in-home questionnaires on caregiver strain, spirituality, marital relationship quality and depression.&nbsp;The focus of this presentation is on the written textual data of African American Spousal Caregivers regarding spirituality. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;Thirty-eight participants completed the Spiritual Perspective Scale (Reed, 1968).&nbsp; A single item from the scale explores the subjective views of participants regarding spirituality.&nbsp; Descriptive statistics, correlations on study variables and scores from the SPS are presented along with the emergent themes from the transcribed text of participants regarding their subjective perspectives about the meaning of spirituality in their lives. <br/>Results:&nbsp;The participants in this study rated their spirituality very high with a mean of 5.5 out of a possible 6 on a Likert scale indicating a greater spiritual perspective. There was an inverse relationship between spirituality and the length of time spent caregiving.&nbsp; Text transcription of spirituality comments were organized into clusters and emergent themes by three content experts. Findings suggest that spirituality is an extremely important in the lives of the spousal caregivers who participated in this study. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp; ?&nbsp;Study results support the need for culture specific assessment and nursing interventions that address the spiritual needs of older African American spousal caregivers.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:32:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:32:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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