Advance Directives: Young Adult African-American Family Members' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization

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Advance Directives: Young Adult African-American Family Members' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization
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Advance Directives: Young Adult African-American Family Members' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ramsey, Carolyn, PhD, ARNP
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
Title:Associate Professor Nursing
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, mixed-method study was to discover the perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of young adult African American family members towards the use of ADs.  The study further sought to determine whether there was a relationship between gender, education level, marital status, and occupation in making this decision.  Methods: This study used a mixed-methodology design primarily involving the use of quantitative data and secondarily involving the use of qualitative data. A purposive, convenience sample of 112 young adult African American family members ages 21-40 years was used for the quantitative portion of the study.  A power analysis was completed to obtain a participant sample size of N = 112 with a probability level of p = .05 (two-tailed), effect size of .3, and power of .90.  A chi-square analysis and Fisher Exact test was used to address these two questions and two hypotheses.  Qualitative data consisted of 10 participants, 5 males and 5 females in a focus group session that identified various themes. Results: The data did not support evidence of significant relationships between the variables gender, marital status, education, and occupation and the knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of ADs with the exception for the relationship between gender and the feeling of being treated differently for having a living will in place.  The data revealed perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of ADs which the researcher categorized into seven themes:  (a) lack of knowledge; (b) fear of death; (c) trust in God; (d) family as decision maker; (e) decrease in family stress; (f) family as decision-maker; and (g) respecting choices. Conclusion: Results suggest a need for members of young adult African American families to obtain knowledge of ADs prior to suffering any unforeseen illness or incapacitation resulting in their inability to make potentially life-altering medical decisions for themselves.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleAdvance Directives: Young Adult African-American Family Members' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155870-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Advance Directives: Young Adult African-American Family Members' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ramsey, Carolyn, PhD, ARNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cramsey_87@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, mixed-method study was to discover the perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of young adult African American family members towards the use of ADs.&nbsp; The study further sought to determine whether there was a relationship between gender, education level, marital status, and occupation in making this decision.&nbsp; Methods: This study used a mixed-methodology design primarily involving the use of quantitative data and secondarily involving the use of qualitative data. A purposive, convenience sample of 112 young adult African American family members ages 21-40 years was used for the quantitative portion of the study.&nbsp; A power analysis was completed to obtain a participant sample size of N = 112 with a probability level of p = .05 (two-tailed), effect size of .3, and power of .90.&nbsp; A chi-square analysis and Fisher Exact test was used to address these two questions and two hypotheses.&nbsp; Qualitative data consisted of 10 participants, 5 males and 5 females in a focus group session that identified various themes. Results: The data did not support evidence of significant relationships between the variables gender, marital status, education, and occupation and the knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of ADs with the exception for the relationship between gender and the feeling of being treated differently for having a living will in place.&nbsp; The data revealed perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of ADs which the researcher categorized into seven themes:&nbsp; (a) lack of knowledge; (b) fear of death; (c) trust in God; (d) family as decision maker; (e) decrease in family stress; (f) family as decision-maker; and (g) respecting choices. Conclusion: Results suggest a need for members of young adult African American families to obtain knowledge of ADs prior to suffering any unforeseen illness or incapacitation resulting in their inability to make potentially life-altering medical decisions for themselves.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:14:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:14:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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