The effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159574
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Presentation
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The effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.
Abstract:
The effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Bekhet, Abir
Contact Address:School of Nursing, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland , OH, 44106, USA
Co-Authors:Jaclene A. Zauszniewski; Karen Krafcik
Given the rapidly growing aging population in the United States, studies show that about 43% of elders will use a senior living facility during their lifetime. Relocation is a major life event for elders and is commonly preceded by declining health, acute illness, hospitalization, financial problems, or death of a spouse. Relocation in elders has been found to adversely affect their adaptation and ability to perform daily activities. Rosenbaum’s theory of learned resourcefulness suggests that such adverse effects can be minimized if elders have positive cognitions and are resourceful. In addition, research shows that positive cognitions and greater resourcefulness are significantly related to increased independence and healthy, productive lifestyles in older adults. Yet, studies have not examined whether the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning is mediated or moderated by positive cognitions or resourcefulness as proposed in this study. A cross-sectional, model-testing design will be used to examine the hypothesized relationships among the study variables in a sample of 90 cognitively unimpaired elders (aged 65+) who have relocated to retirement communities in Northeast Ohio. Data will be collected during face-to-face interviews and will include the completion of well-established, psychometrically sound measures of the study variables. Hierarchical multiple regression will be used to test for potential mediating and moderating effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and the dependent variable: Adaptive functioning. Variables with known effects on the independent and dependent variables, including age, functional status, and number and types of chronic conditions, will be examined as covariates. The results from the study will provide direction for the development and testing of nursing interventions that strengthen positive cognitions and teach resourcefulness skills to elders facing the need to relocate. AN: MN030046
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.titleThe effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159574-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning of elders in retirement communities.</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">Bekhet, Abir</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland , OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jaclene A. Zauszniewski; Karen Krafcik</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Given the rapidly growing aging population in the United States, studies show that about 43% of elders will use a senior living facility during their lifetime. Relocation is a major life event for elders and is commonly preceded by declining health, acute illness, hospitalization, financial problems, or death of a spouse. Relocation in elders has been found to adversely affect their adaptation and ability to perform daily activities. Rosenbaum&rsquo;s theory of learned resourcefulness suggests that such adverse effects can be minimized if elders have positive cognitions and are resourceful. In addition, research shows that positive cognitions and greater resourcefulness are significantly related to increased independence and healthy, productive lifestyles in older adults. Yet, studies have not examined whether the relationship between relocation and adaptive functioning is mediated or moderated by positive cognitions or resourcefulness as proposed in this study. A cross-sectional, model-testing design will be used to examine the hypothesized relationships among the study variables in a sample of 90 cognitively unimpaired elders (aged 65+) who have relocated to retirement communities in Northeast Ohio. Data will be collected during face-to-face interviews and will include the completion of well-established, psychometrically sound measures of the study variables. Hierarchical multiple regression will be used to test for potential mediating and moderating effects of positive cognitions and resourcefulness on the relationship between relocation and the dependent variable: Adaptive functioning. Variables with known effects on the independent and dependent variables, including age, functional status, and number and types of chronic conditions, will be examined as covariates. The results from the study will provide direction for the development and testing of nursing interventions that strengthen positive cognitions and teach resourcefulness skills to elders facing the need to relocate. AN: MN030046 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:08:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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