Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Perceived Stress Among Taiwanese Institutionalized Elders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154843
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Presentation
Title:
Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Perceived Stress Among Taiwanese Institutionalized Elders
Abstract:
Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Perceived Stress Among Taiwanese Institutionalized Elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Hsu, Ya-Chuan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Jung Christian University
Title:Assistant professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To examine perceived stress levels among institutionalized Taiwanese elders using demographic characteristics as variables. Methods:  Research design: Cross-sectional design with comparative analysis, conducted in eight elder care institutions in southern Taiwan. 
Sample: A purposive sample of 196 subjects with a mean age 79.25 +/- 7.40 years. Measurement: Demographic questionnaires included age, gender, marital status, financial status, type of facility, and the degree of willingness to be institutionalized. Perceived stress was measured by the Perceived Stress Scale. Differences between demographics were determined using t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results: Taiwanese institutionalized elders experienced mild stress (mean = 11.86). No significant difference in demographics was evident, except the degree of willingness to be institutionalized. Institutionalized elders who expressed strong unwillingness to be institutionalized had significantly higher means for perceived stress than those with mildly unwilling or neutral attitudes towards institutionalization. (F=2.91, p < .05). Conclusion: Stress can be experienced among institutionalized elders' regardless demographic differences. Greater efforts need to be directed toward preventing stress in those elders who express negative attitudes towards institutionalization.
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.titleImpact of Demographic Characteristics on Perceived Stress Among Taiwanese Institutionalized Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154843-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Perceived Stress Among Taiwanese Institutionalized Elders</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">Hsu, Ya-Chuan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Jung Christian 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">x3139@mail.cjcu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;To examine perceived stress levels among institutionalized Taiwanese elders using demographic characteristics as variables. Methods: &nbsp;Research design: Cross-sectional design with comparative analysis, conducted in eight elder care institutions in southern Taiwan.&nbsp; <br/>Sample: A purposive sample of 196 subjects with a mean age 79.25 +/- 7.40 years. Measurement: Demographic questionnaires included age, gender, marital status, financial status, type of facility, and the degree of willingness to be institutionalized. Perceived stress was measured by the Perceived Stress Scale. Differences between demographics were determined using t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results:&nbsp;Taiwanese institutionalized elders experienced mild stress (mean = 11.86). No significant difference in demographics was evident, except the degree of willingness to be institutionalized. Institutionalized elders who expressed strong unwillingness to be institutionalized had significantly higher means for perceived stress than those with mildly unwilling or neutral attitudes towards institutionalization. (F=2.91, p &lt; .05). Conclusion:&nbsp;Stress can be experienced among institutionalized elders' regardless demographic differences. Greater efforts need to be directed toward preventing stress in those elders who express negative attitudes towards institutionalization.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:19:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:19:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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