Culturally Congruent Decision-making Process about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Immigrants

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158628
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Culturally Congruent Decision-making Process about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Immigrants
Abstract:
Culturally Congruent Decision-making Process about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Immigrants
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Chiang-Hanisko, Lenny
Contact Address:SON, 1562 Medford Avenue, Youngstown, OH, 44514, USA
The purpose of this study was to generate a substantive theory that describes the decision-making process used by older adult immigrants to plan living arrangement alternatives. The study employed a qualitative design using grounded theory methodology. Data were collected from semi-structured and unstructured interviews, acculturation enabler guides, and researcher's memos from twenty-five informants. Data were transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed using the constant comparative method. A substantive theory was identified as the culturally congruent decision-making process in selecting living arrangements. The process included six phases:(1) pre decision-making: Shaping hopes and expectations about living in the U.S., (2)Meeting unexpected challenges, (3)Comparing cultures, (4) Facing the gap between expectation and reality, (5)Weighing options and values, and (6)Creating a cultural fit. Each of these phases influenced the other in a dynamic fashion. Demographic, cultural, and structural categories made up of twenty-eight factors were identified that influenced the process of making culturally congruent decisions. The findings strive to advance the current knowledge and understanding of decision-making among older adult immigrants about living arrangements. In addition, the findings help health professionals in planning culturally appropriate health care strategies in order to improve quality of life in older adult immigrants. AN: MN030118
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCulturally Congruent Decision-making Process about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Immigrantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158628-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Culturally Congruent Decision-making Process about Living Arrangements among Older Adult Immigrants </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chiang-Hanisko, Lenny</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 1562 Medford Avenue, Youngstown, OH, 44514, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to generate a substantive theory that describes the decision-making process used by older adult immigrants to plan living arrangement alternatives. The study employed a qualitative design using grounded theory methodology. Data were collected from semi-structured and unstructured interviews, acculturation enabler guides, and researcher's memos from twenty-five informants. Data were transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed using the constant comparative method. A substantive theory was identified as the culturally congruent decision-making process in selecting living arrangements. The process included six phases:(1) pre decision-making: Shaping hopes and expectations about living in the U.S., (2)Meeting unexpected challenges, (3)Comparing cultures, (4) Facing the gap between expectation and reality, (5)Weighing options and values, and (6)Creating a cultural fit. Each of these phases influenced the other in a dynamic fashion. Demographic, cultural, and structural categories made up of twenty-eight factors were identified that influenced the process of making culturally congruent decisions. The findings strive to advance the current knowledge and understanding of decision-making among older adult immigrants about living arrangements. In addition, the findings help health professionals in planning culturally appropriate health care strategies in order to improve quality of life in older adult immigrants. AN: MN030118 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:14:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:14:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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