The Salient Factors of Adaptation for Older Adults Living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF's)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154201
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Presentation
Title:
The Salient Factors of Adaptation for Older Adults Living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF's)
Abstract:
The Salient Factors of Adaptation for Older Adults Living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF's)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hall, Rosemary, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Jeanne Siegel, PhD (c), ARNP, BC
[Research Presentation]áIt is well known that older adults are living longer and longer. The United States Census Bureau (2000) projected that by 2030 at least 72 million individuals or 19.6% of the total population in the United States will be over the age of 65 years. Scientific evidence has shown the aging process often leads to declining body function, chronic illness, disability, isolation, cognitive impairments, and burdensome care to family members. These factors contribute to more than 600,000 older Americans living in assisted living facilities (ALFs). This number is expected to increase 15-20 percent each year. However, little is known about the salient factors that contribute to successful adaptation of older adults living in ALFs. This gap of knowledge, inclusive of lack of appropriate instruments to measure the process, prompted the researchers to develop an instrument to identify and measure the salient factors of adaptation. The Roy Adaptation Model and actual statements of residents of three ALFs were used to develop a 50-item questionnaire. Exploratory Factor Analysis tested and validated the instrument with 100 residents living in ALFs. Negative and positive salient factors were identified. This research will hopefully contribute to designing interventions to assist individuals to make a smooth transition from home to assisted living.
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.titleThe Salient Factors of Adaptation for Older Adults Living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF's)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154201-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Salient Factors of Adaptation for Older Adults Living in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF'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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall, Rosemary, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rhall@miami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jeanne Siegel, PhD (c), ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation]&aacute;It is well known that older adults are living longer and longer. The United States Census Bureau (2000) projected that by 2030 at least 72 million individuals or 19.6% of the total population in the United States will be over the age of 65 years. Scientific evidence has shown the aging process often leads to declining body function, chronic illness, disability, isolation, cognitive impairments, and burdensome care to family members. These factors contribute to more than 600,000 older Americans living in assisted living facilities (ALFs). This number is expected to increase 15-20 percent each year. However, little is known about the salient factors that contribute to successful adaptation of older adults living in ALFs. This gap of knowledge, inclusive of lack of appropriate instruments to measure the process, prompted the researchers to develop an instrument to identify and measure the salient factors of adaptation. The Roy Adaptation Model and actual statements of residents of three ALFs were used to develop a 50-item questionnaire. Exploratory Factor Analysis tested and validated the instrument with 100 residents living in ALFs. Negative and positive salient factors were identified. This research will hopefully contribute to designing interventions to assist individuals to make a smooth transition from home to assisted living.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:49:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:49:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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