A Global Perspective Comparing Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: United States and Korea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156817
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Presentation
Title:
A Global Perspective Comparing Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: United States and Korea
Abstract:
A Global Perspective Comparing Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: United States and Korea
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Edwards, Nancy
Objective: To identify disruptive behaviors that are exhibited by both US and Korean individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and those mainly exhibited by each culture. Design: A cross sectional design was utilized. A researcher-developed instrument was completed by nurses who serve as primary caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who reside in long-term care facilities in the United States and Korea. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 57 Korean individuals and 68 American individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who resided in specialized Alzheimer’s facilities in their respective countries. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Forty-one disruptive behaviors such as pacing, yelling, hitting, etc. were examined utilizing a researcher-designed instrument. Methods: A list of behaviors exhibited by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease was compiled through a review of literature. The list was then examined by the Korean co-author for application to the Korean Alzheimer’s individual. Additional behaviors exhibited by Korean individuals were added. The instrument was then piloted for readability and completeness. The revised Alzheimer’s Behavior instrument was given to the nurse or professional caregiver who was responsible foe the daily care of the Alzheimer’s individual. The caregiver was asked to think of a typical pattern of behavior for the patient when completing the questionnaire. The data was then coded and entered for data analysis. Findings: The findings indicate that many behaviors exhibited by Alzheimer’s individuals are similar for both Korean and American individuals. However, some behaviors such as hoarding and suspiciousness are exhibited more by Korean individual (p<.05) while pacing and disturbing others at night are exhibited more frequently by American individuals (p<.05). Conclusions: Although Alzheimer’s individuals exhibit many similar behaviors; there are distinct behaviors that are exhibited more frequently by Korean individuals and behaviors for American individuals. Identification of these behaviors will help to anticipate the specific needs of the populations so that interventions can be taken to prevent occurrence of disruptive behaviors. The need for culturally competent care is critical in all aspects of nursing. Implications: With the increase in Alzheimer’s disease, and the international movement of individuals, nurses need to be sensitive to the specialized cultural needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Nursing interventions for disruptive behaviors need to be individualized for the specific behaviors exhibited and the clientele served. Interventions that reduce the use of chemical and physical restraints are imperative for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Global Perspective Comparing Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: United States and Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156817-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Global Perspective Comparing Behaviors Exhibited by Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: United States and Korea</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Edwards, Nancy</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nedwards@nursing.purdue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To identify disruptive behaviors that are exhibited by both US and Korean individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and those mainly exhibited by each culture. Design: A cross sectional design was utilized. A researcher-developed instrument was completed by nurses who serve as primary caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who reside in long-term care facilities in the United States and Korea. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The sample consisted of 57 Korean individuals and 68 American individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who resided in specialized Alzheimer’s facilities in their respective countries. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Forty-one disruptive behaviors such as pacing, yelling, hitting, etc. were examined utilizing a researcher-designed instrument. Methods: A list of behaviors exhibited by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease was compiled through a review of literature. The list was then examined by the Korean co-author for application to the Korean Alzheimer’s individual. Additional behaviors exhibited by Korean individuals were added. The instrument was then piloted for readability and completeness. The revised Alzheimer’s Behavior instrument was given to the nurse or professional caregiver who was responsible foe the daily care of the Alzheimer’s individual. The caregiver was asked to think of a typical pattern of behavior for the patient when completing the questionnaire. The data was then coded and entered for data analysis. Findings: The findings indicate that many behaviors exhibited by Alzheimer’s individuals are similar for both Korean and American individuals. However, some behaviors such as hoarding and suspiciousness are exhibited more by Korean individual (p<.05) while pacing and disturbing others at night are exhibited more frequently by American individuals (p<.05). Conclusions: Although Alzheimer’s individuals exhibit many similar behaviors; there are distinct behaviors that are exhibited more frequently by Korean individuals and behaviors for American individuals. Identification of these behaviors will help to anticipate the specific needs of the populations so that interventions can be taken to prevent occurrence of disruptive behaviors. The need for culturally competent care is critical in all aspects of nursing. Implications: With the increase in Alzheimer’s disease, and the international movement of individuals, nurses need to be sensitive to the specialized cultural needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Nursing interventions for disruptive behaviors need to be individualized for the specific behaviors exhibited and the clientele served. Interventions that reduce the use of chemical and physical restraints are imperative for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:10:02Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:10:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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