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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154009
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-Care of the Older Person?in the Potchefstroom District
Abstract:
Self-Care of the Older Person?in the Potchefstroom District
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Rabie, Tinda, BACur
P.I. Institution Name:North-West University
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Hester Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To develop guidelines to facilitate self-care amongst the older persons in the Potchefstroom district. This was accomplished by (ii) conducting a literature review to understand self-care and related constructs from a theoretical perspective; the assessment of the self-care of older persons living in the Potchefstroom district; and the correlation of the Appraisal of self-care agency scale-A (ASA-A) and the Exercise of self-care agency scale (ESCA). Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, correlational and contextual design was used. Two structured questionnaires, the ASA-A and ESCA, based on Dorothea Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing, which measured self-care were employed to collect data. The study formed part of the larger Multinational Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological study (PURE-SA study). Trained fieldworkers assisted the researcher in data collection. Results: Although the studied older population was of a lower socio-economic status with a lower literacy level, their overall self-care was relatively good. Seven self-care deficits were identified: time management skills affecting self-care, energy deficit affecting self-care, sleep deprivation, lack of knowledge and ability to acquire knowledge with regard to health and self-care, lack of a rest, exercise and self-care program, self-care deficit caused by physical deterioration and, lastly, the lack of performance of activities to prevent/decrease self-care deficits. The identified self-care deficits based on Dorothea Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing, Menon?s psychological health empowerment model and a literature review supported the development of guidelines to facilitate self-care amongst older persons. The ASA-A and ESCA questionnaires had a very strong negative correlation (r = -0,79). Conclusion: Self-care was assessed to identify self-care deficits.  Self-care deficits, Menon's psychological health empowerment model and a literature review resulted in the development of self-care guidelines. These guidelines assist in the promotion of health by empowering the older person to make autonomous self-care decisions which increase the quality of life.
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.titleSelf-Care of the Older Person?in the Potchefstroom Districten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154009-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self-Care of the Older Person?in the Potchefstroom District</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rabie, Tinda, BACur</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North-West University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Tinda.Rabie@nwu.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hester Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To develop guidelines to facilitate self-care amongst the older persons in the Potchefstroom district. This was accomplished by (ii) conducting a literature review to understand self-care and related constructs from a theoretical perspective; the assessment of the self-care of older persons living in the Potchefstroom district; and the correlation of the Appraisal of self-care agency scale-A (ASA-A) and the Exercise of self-care agency scale (ESCA). Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, correlational and contextual design was used. Two structured questionnaires, the ASA-A and ESCA, based on Dorothea Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing, which measured self-care were employed to collect data. The study formed part of the larger Multinational Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological study (PURE-SA study). Trained fieldworkers assisted the researcher in data collection. Results: Although the studied older population was of a lower socio-economic status with a lower literacy level, their overall self-care was relatively good. Seven self-care deficits were identified: time management skills affecting self-care, energy deficit affecting self-care, sleep deprivation, lack of knowledge and ability to acquire knowledge with regard to health and self-care, lack of a rest, exercise and self-care program, self-care deficit caused by physical deterioration and, lastly, the lack of performance of activities to prevent/decrease self-care deficits. The identified self-care deficits based on Dorothea Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing, Menon?s psychological health empowerment model and a literature review&nbsp;supported the development of guidelines to facilitate self-care amongst older persons. The ASA-A and ESCA questionnaires had a very strong negative correlation (r = -0,79). Conclusion: Self-care was assessed to&nbsp;identify&nbsp;self-care deficits.&nbsp; Self-care&nbsp;deficits, Menon's psychological health empowerment model and a literature review resulted&nbsp;in the development of self-care guidelines. These&nbsp;guidelines assist in the&nbsp;promotion of&nbsp;health by&nbsp;empowering the&nbsp;older person&nbsp;to make autonomous self-care decisions which&nbsp;increase the&nbsp;quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:40:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:40:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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