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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154099
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chinese Elders' Spiritual Practices: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
Chinese Elders' Spiritual Practices: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Lee, Yi-Hui, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Ali Salman, MD, RN, PhD, (C)
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Spirituality has been found to be a particularly important for older adults, and positively linked to self-appraised good health among elders. However, there is little research focused on spiritual interventions/practices that are used, or could be used, to enhance spiritual care and health. Spirituality is significantly related to culture. Information regarding spiritual interventions/practices used by Chinese elders was absent in the existing literature. The purpose of the pilot study was to provide preliminary understanding about spiritual practices used among Chinese elders. Twenty-eight Chinese elders who are 65 years-old living in Taiwan were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Results show that the most frequent spiritual practices used by these Chinese elders are ôrecall positive memoriesö and ôexerciseö which are used by all participants. ôListening music/playing musicö was used by 96% of participants. Spiritual practices/ interventions such as meditation, yoga and helping others were used by 85-89% of Chinese elders. ôReading spiritual materialsö was the spiritual practices/interventions used less frequent (46.4%). Findings from this study will add to the body of knowledge about holistic nursing interventions as well as contribute to our understanding of how Chinese elders use complementary and alternative therapies in their life. These understandings may enhance nurse's capabilities of providing cultural competent spiritual health interventions for elders in the future.
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.titleChinese Elders' Spiritual Practices: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154099-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Chinese Elders' Spiritual Practices: A Pilot Study</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Yi-Hui, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright 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">yi-hui.lee@wright.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ali Salman, MD, RN, PhD, (C)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Spirituality has been found to be a particularly important for older adults, and positively linked to self-appraised good health among elders. However, there is little research focused on spiritual interventions/practices that are used, or could be used, to enhance spiritual care and health. Spirituality is significantly related to culture. Information regarding spiritual interventions/practices used by Chinese elders was absent in the existing literature. The purpose of the pilot study was to provide preliminary understanding about spiritual practices used among Chinese elders. Twenty-eight Chinese elders who are 65 years-old living in Taiwan were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Results show that the most frequent spiritual practices used by these Chinese elders are &ocirc;recall positive memories&ouml; and &ocirc;exercise&ouml; which are used by all participants. &ocirc;Listening music/playing music&ouml; was used by 96% of participants. Spiritual practices/ interventions such as meditation, yoga and helping others were used by 85-89% of Chinese elders. &ocirc;Reading spiritual materials&ouml; was the spiritual practices/interventions used less frequent (46.4%). Findings from this study will add to the body of knowledge about holistic nursing interventions as well as contribute to our understanding of how Chinese elders use complementary and alternative therapies in their life. These understandings may enhance nurse's capabilities of providing cultural competent spiritual health interventions for elders in the future.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:44:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:44:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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