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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159821
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healthcare needs of elderly Catholic sisters
Abstract:
Healthcare needs of elderly Catholic sisters
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Johnson, Melanie
P.I. Institution Name:Winona State University
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, Stark Hall 301A, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA
Contact Telephone:507.457.5275
Elderly Catholic Sisters are a distinct, minority segment of the older adult population. Little is known about their health perceptions, or healthcare needs. As the older adult population increases, so does the risk for chronic disease and disability, making this a significant group to target for health promotion. The purpose of this study was to examine the health perceptions of elderly Catholic Sisters and to identify perceived unmet healthcare needs. Pender’s Health Promotion Model (HPM) guided the study. This exploratory qualitative study used focus groups to obtain data from 22 Sisters regarding their health perceptions and healthcare needs. Content analysis was used to identify three recurring themes: 1) participating Sisters consider themselves very well taken care of at their retirement facility; 2) health is very important, although mental health, which includes spiritual health, is of utmost importance; and 3) they perceive themselves as healthy and without unmet healthcare needs. Using the HPM model, the findings indicate high likelihood of the Sisters participation in health promoting behaviors. Identifying perceived and actual healthcare needs is essential in developing health promotion programs. Additional research is necessary to determine if these findings are unique to this community of Sisters.
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.titleHealthcare needs of elderly Catholic sistersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159821-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Healthcare needs of elderly Catholic sisters</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">Johnson, Melanie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Winona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, Stark Hall 301A, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507.457.5275</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mjohnson@winona.msus.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Elderly Catholic Sisters are a distinct, minority segment of the older adult population. Little is known about their health perceptions, or healthcare needs. As the older adult population increases, so does the risk for chronic disease and disability, making this a significant group to target for health promotion. The purpose of this study was to examine the health perceptions of elderly Catholic Sisters and to identify perceived unmet healthcare needs. Pender&rsquo;s Health Promotion Model (HPM) guided the study. This exploratory qualitative study used focus groups to obtain data from 22 Sisters regarding their health perceptions and healthcare needs. Content analysis was used to identify three recurring themes: 1) participating Sisters consider themselves very well taken care of at their retirement facility; 2) health is very important, although mental health, which includes spiritual health, is of utmost importance; and 3) they perceive themselves as healthy and without unmet healthcare needs. Using the HPM model, the findings indicate high likelihood of the Sisters participation in health promoting behaviors. Identifying perceived and actual healthcare needs is essential in developing health promotion programs. Additional research is necessary to determine if these findings are unique to this community of Sisters.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:21:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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