Caregiving in the Cultural Context: Empowering Alzheimer's Caregivers among Rural Native Americans

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155750
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Presentation
Title:
Caregiving in the Cultural Context: Empowering Alzheimer's Caregivers among Rural Native Americans
Abstract:
Caregiving in the Cultural Context: Empowering Alzheimer's Caregivers among Rural Native Americans
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Blume, Nancy, PhD, RN, BC, ARNP-CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Lamar University
Title:Director, Graduate Nursing Studies
[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to empower at-home American Indian Caregivers of AlzheimerÆs and Dementia persons. Empowerment was modeled on positive appraisal resources from personal and cultural strengths. Strengths identified among the study sample (n= 31) were compassion, finding meaning, coping skills and sense of coherence. The strengths model was developed through a path analytic approach that determined a goodness of fit statistic with a model that fitted the data (r squared, F test, p=.05). áSignificant paths were: P21 (.563) Compassion to Finding Meaning,á P42 (.485) Finding Meaning to Sense of Coherence. Two rural Midwestern states provided access and training to American Indian Caregivers through their Cooperative Extension Divisions. Data were collected through a Cultural Heritage Strengths survey, Finding Meaning in Caregiving scale, Jaloweic Coping Inventory and AntonovskyÆs Sense of Coherence scale. The data revealed a significant path that based caregiving strengths on cultural compassion for family members, identifying purpose through a higher being, ôdoingö for an honored other, and aspects of attributing respect. Empowerment was measured as a sense of coherence or making sense of the situation. Connecting with resources was also part of the caregiver training.á ááá
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.titleCaregiving in the Cultural Context: Empowering Alzheimer's Caregivers among Rural Native Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155750-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caregiving in the Cultural Context: Empowering Alzheimer's Caregivers among Rural Native Americans</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">Blume, Nancy, PhD, RN, BC, ARNP-CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lamar University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Graduate Nursing Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Nancy.Blume@lamar.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to empower at-home American Indian Caregivers of Alzheimer&AElig;s and Dementia persons. Empowerment was modeled on positive appraisal resources from personal and cultural strengths. Strengths identified among the study sample (n= 31) were compassion, finding meaning, coping skills and sense of coherence. The strengths model was developed through a path analytic approach that determined a goodness of fit statistic with a model that fitted the data (r squared, F test, p=.05). &aacute;Significant paths were: P21 (.563) Compassion to Finding Meaning,&aacute; P42 (.485) Finding Meaning to Sense of Coherence. Two rural Midwestern states provided access and training to American Indian Caregivers through their Cooperative Extension Divisions. Data were collected through a Cultural Heritage Strengths survey, Finding Meaning in Caregiving scale, Jaloweic Coping Inventory and Antonovsky&AElig;s Sense of Coherence scale. The data revealed a significant path that based caregiving strengths on cultural compassion for family members, identifying purpose through a higher being, &ocirc;doing&ouml; for an honored other, and aspects of attributing respect. Empowerment was measured as a sense of coherence or making sense of the situation. Connecting with resources was also part of the caregiver training.&aacute; &aacute;&aacute;&aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:08:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:08:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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