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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158800
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Event-generated dependence in older adults
Abstract:
Event-generated dependence in older adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Patusky, Kathleen
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 250 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.8583
The purpose of this study was the development and testing of a model of event-generated dependence in older adults. Recent concept analyses have urged inclusion of a value-free approach, a recognition of the interactive processes involved, and a recognition of the importance of reciprocity (an element of Relatedness Theory) into models of dependence. In the proposed model, dependence is redefined as a function of altered interactional reciprocity, resulting in real or perceived inequity and/or lack of exchange, that prompts the attribution of dependence to the older adult by the social environment. One portion of model testing is reported. In a prospective, longitudinal,quasi-experimental study, older adults receiving home care services (n=11) were compared with independent-living older adults not receiving home care services (n=23). Non-home care participants demonstrated a negative correlation between dependence measures and reciprocity, as expected. Home care clients demonstrated primarily positive associations between dependence and reciprocity. The change in direction of association between the two groups suggests the occurrence of an adaptive process in response to illness that reframes the experience of dependence relative to reciprocity. The question is raised whether this adaptation should be considered a successful or unsuccessful adaptation to illness, as a subset of successful aging theory.
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.titleEvent-generated dependence in older adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158800-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Event-generated dependence in older adults</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Patusky, Kathleen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 250 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.8583</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">k.patusky@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was the development and testing of a model of event-generated dependence in older adults. Recent concept analyses have urged inclusion of a value-free approach, a recognition of the interactive processes involved, and a recognition of the importance of reciprocity (an element of Relatedness Theory) into models of dependence. In the proposed model, dependence is redefined as a function of altered interactional reciprocity, resulting in real or perceived inequity and/or lack of exchange, that prompts the attribution of dependence to the older adult by the social environment. One portion of model testing is reported. In a prospective, longitudinal,quasi-experimental study, older adults receiving home care services (n=11) were compared with independent-living older adults not receiving home care services (n=23). Non-home care participants demonstrated a negative correlation between dependence measures and reciprocity, as expected. Home care clients demonstrated primarily positive associations between dependence and reciprocity. The change in direction of association between the two groups suggests the occurrence of an adaptive process in response to illness that reframes the experience of dependence relative to reciprocity. The question is raised whether this adaptation should be considered a successful or unsuccessful adaptation to illness, as a subset of successful aging theory.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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