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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160133
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Home Placement in Alzheimer's Disease
Abstract:
Nursing Home Placement in Alzheimer's Disease
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Paun, Olimpia, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Rush University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Community and Mental Health Nursing, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-942-6996
Co-Authors:Carol Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Few studies explore the process of institutionalization and
caregivers' needs surrounding this transition. The literature indicates
that placement of a relative with AD is a solution of last resort, often
occurring in a crisis situation. Institutionalization is also considered
an additional AD caregiver stressor with long-term consequences on
physical, emotional, and social, well being. Purpose: The purpose of this
exploratory study was to investigate the process of nursing home placement
from the perspective of the family caregiver. Specific aims were to: 1)
Explore the process of nursing home placement experienced by family
caregivers of persons with AD, 2) Identify unmet caregiver needs
immediately before and after placement, and 3) Identify caregiver
suggested interventions. Theoretical Framework: The AD Caregiver Stress
Process Model (Pearlin et al., 1990) was used to guide this investigation.
Subjects: The study used a sample of AD caregivers who placed their
relative over the course of a longitudinal, randomized clinical trial (RO1
NR04561). From the total of 82 caregivers in the parent study who placed
their care receivers in a nursing home, a convenience sample of 27
individuals was selected for this study. Method: Phone interviews used a
semi-structured interview guide to collect data. The Atlas/ti software
program was used to store, code, and analyze the content of the phone
interviews. Intra and inter rater reliability was established. Results:
Five major categories describing the nursing home placement process were
identified: Concerns, Difficulties, Knowledge needed, Changes, and Self
care. AD caregiver suggested interventions addressing knowledge, skills,
and emotional support needs are being discussed. Conclusions: This study
is relevant in that it describes the process of placement from the
caregivers' perspective and highlights potential interventions to meet
caregiversÆ needs surrounding institutionalization of relatives with AD.
This study was made possible by a MNRS Early Researcher Seed Grant.
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.titleNursing Home Placement in Alzheimer's Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160133-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Home Placement in Alzheimer's Disease</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Paun, Olimpia, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rush 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">Community and Mental Health Nursing, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-942-6996</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">olimpia_paun@rush.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Few studies explore the process of institutionalization and <br/> caregivers' needs surrounding this transition. The literature indicates <br/> that placement of a relative with AD is a solution of last resort, often <br/> occurring in a crisis situation. Institutionalization is also considered <br/> an additional AD caregiver stressor with long-term consequences on <br/> physical, emotional, and social, well being. Purpose: The purpose of this <br/> exploratory study was to investigate the process of nursing home placement <br/> from the perspective of the family caregiver. Specific aims were to: 1) <br/> Explore the process of nursing home placement experienced by family <br/> caregivers of persons with AD, 2) Identify unmet caregiver needs <br/> immediately before and after placement, and 3) Identify caregiver <br/> suggested interventions. Theoretical Framework: The AD Caregiver Stress <br/> Process Model (Pearlin et al., 1990) was used to guide this investigation. <br/> Subjects: The study used a sample of AD caregivers who placed their <br/> relative over the course of a longitudinal, randomized clinical trial (RO1 <br/> NR04561). From the total of 82 caregivers in the parent study who placed <br/> their care receivers in a nursing home, a convenience sample of 27 <br/> individuals was selected for this study. Method: Phone interviews used a <br/> semi-structured interview guide to collect data. The Atlas/ti software <br/> program was used to store, code, and analyze the content of the phone <br/> interviews. Intra and inter rater reliability was established. Results: <br/> Five major categories describing the nursing home placement process were <br/> identified: Concerns, Difficulties, Knowledge needed, Changes, and Self <br/> care. AD caregiver suggested interventions addressing knowledge, skills, <br/> and emotional support needs are being discussed. Conclusions: This study <br/> is relevant in that it describes the process of placement from the <br/> caregivers' perspective and highlights potential interventions to meet <br/> caregivers&AElig; needs surrounding institutionalization of relatives with AD.<br/> This study was made possible by a MNRS Early Researcher Seed Grant.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:39:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:39:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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