The Relationship of Comfort and Spirituality to Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents in Southern Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154330
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Presentation
Title:
The Relationship of Comfort and Spirituality to Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents in Southern Taiwan
Abstract:
The Relationship of Comfort and Spirituality to Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents in Southern Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lee, Feng-Ping
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Carol J. Leppa, PhD; Karen G. Schepp, PhD, RN, CS; Heather M. Young, PhD; Hsiu-Fang Hsieh,
The purpose of this study was to test the relationship between comfort, spirituality and quality of life among long-term care facility residents in southern Taiwan. Using a framework derived from Neuman Systems Model, variables were placed in a proposed theoretical model that quality of life could be predicted by two variables: comfort and spirituality. A cross-sectional, correlational design with a causal modeling approach was utilized. A sample of 99 residents (mean age = 77.67 ± 7.82 years; 59.6% female) was recruited from seven facilities in southern Taiwan. Comfort was measured by General Comfort Questionnaire: Shortened Version, spirituality by Spiritual Perspective Scale, and quality of life by Quality of Life Index: Nursing Home Version. Data were analyzed using path analysis, with standardized path coefficients judged to be significant at a = .05.        The original theoretical model explained 32.6% of the variance in quality of life. Spirituality showed a direct and positive effect on quality of life (? = .56). Comfort had indirect effect on quality of life, through its influence on spirituality. Four demographic variables (marital status, religion, family visit frequency, and subjective health status) were incorporated into the revised theoretical model. The revised model explained a total of 56.7% of the variance in the quality of life. Spirituality (? = .337), family visit frequency (? = .243), and subjective health status (? = .41) showed direct and positive effects on quality of life. Comfort had an indirect effect on quality of life, through its influence of spirituality while controlling the effects of demographic variables. The finding on the mediating effect of spirituality between comfort and quality of life suggests that nurses in clinical practice with residents in long-term care must attend to spiritual aspects of care and develop interventions assisting residents to nurture their spirituality.
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 Relationship of Comfort and Spirituality to Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents in Southern Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154330-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship of Comfort and Spirituality to Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents in Southern Taiwan</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Feng-Ping</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin 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">ns133@mail.fy.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol J. Leppa, PhD; Karen G. Schepp, PhD, RN, CS; Heather M. Young, PhD; Hsiu-Fang Hsieh,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to test the relationship between comfort, spirituality and quality of life among long-term care facility residents in southern Taiwan. Using a framework derived from&nbsp;Neuman Systems Model, variables were placed in a proposed theoretical model that quality of life could be predicted by two&nbsp;variables: comfort and spirituality. A cross-sectional, correlational design with a causal modeling approach was utilized. A sample of 99 residents (mean age = 77.67 &plusmn; 7.82 years; 59.6% female) was recruited from seven facilities in southern Taiwan. Comfort was measured by General Comfort Questionnaire: Shortened Version, spirituality by Spiritual Perspective Scale, and quality of life by Quality of Life Index: Nursing Home Version. Data were analyzed using path analysis, with standardized path coefficients judged to be significant at a = .05. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The original theoretical model explained 32.6% of the variance in quality of life. Spirituality showed a direct and positive effect on quality of life (? = .56). Comfort had indirect effect on quality of life, through its influence on spirituality. Four demographic variables (marital status, religion, family visit frequency, and subjective health status) were incorporated into the revised theoretical model. The revised model explained a total of 56.7% of the variance in the quality of life. Spirituality (? = .337), family visit frequency (? = .243), and subjective health status (? = .41) showed direct and positive effects on quality of life. Comfort had an indirect effect on quality of life, through its influence of spirituality while controlling the effects of demographic variables. The finding on the mediating effect of spirituality between comfort and quality of life suggests that nurses in clinical practice with residents in long-term care must attend to&nbsp;spiritual aspects of care and develop interventions&nbsp;assisting residents to nurture their spirituality.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:54:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:54:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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