Self-Care Agency, Self-Care, and Perceived Health State of the Elderly with Osteoarthritis of the Knee in a Province in Southern Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160165
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Presentation
Title:
Self-Care Agency, Self-Care, and Perceived Health State of the Elderly with Osteoarthritis of the Knee in a Province in Southern Thailand
Abstract:
Self-Care Agency, Self-Care, and Perceived Health State of the Elderly with Osteoarthritis of the Knee in a Province in Southern Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Techaratanamanee, Taweeporn, DNS, MNS
P.I. Institution Name:Prince of Songkla university
Title:Nurse Practitioner
Contact Address:Adult/Gerontology Nursing, Sainumyen Rd., Phuket, 83150, Thailand
Contact Telephone:66821769
This descriptive study aimed to investigate self-care agency, self-care, and perceived health state of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee. The relationships among the variables were identified. The subjects were 130 elderly with primary osteoarthritis of the knee receiving care from the Orthopedic Outpatient Department at a hospital in a province in Southern Thailand. Data collection was carried out from February to March 2004. Four instruments, (1) personal information form, (2) self-care agency scale, (3) self-care scale, and (4) perceived health state scale, were used. A complementary therapy questionnaire was used for additional data collection. The data were presented as frequency, percentage, range, mean, and standard deviation. The relationships between variables were analyzed using Pearson's product moment correlation. The results revealed that the participants' self-care agency, self-care, and perceived health state were at a good level. Self-care agency had a high positive correlation with perceived health state (r=.71, p < .01), while self-care had a moderate positive correlation with perceived health state (r=.38, p < .01). Self-care agency had a moderate positive correlation with self-care (r=.37, p < .01). Complementary therapy was used by 46.92% of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee. Most popular was the use of hot compress and herbal treatment. The findings of this study should be beneficial to nurses and health care teams for better understanding on self-care agency, self-care practice, and perceived health state of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee in accordance with Orem's theoretical constructs of self-care, self-care agency, and health state. The results also provide evidence that supports encouraging the elderly to include complementary therapy into their self-care.
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.titleSelf-Care Agency, Self-Care, and Perceived Health State of the Elderly with Osteoarthritis of the Knee in a Province in Southern Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160165-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self-Care Agency, Self-Care, and Perceived Health State of the Elderly with Osteoarthritis of the Knee in a Province in Southern Thailand</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">Techaratanamanee, Taweeporn, DNS, MNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Prince of Songkla university</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Adult/Gerontology Nursing, Sainumyen Rd., Phuket, 83150, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">66821769</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">premy2004@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This descriptive study aimed to investigate self-care agency, self-care, and perceived health state of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee. The relationships among the variables were identified. The subjects were 130 elderly with primary osteoarthritis of the knee receiving care from the Orthopedic Outpatient Department at a hospital in a province in Southern Thailand. Data collection was carried out from February to March 2004. Four instruments, (1) personal information form, (2) self-care agency scale, (3) self-care scale, and (4) perceived health state scale, were used. A complementary therapy questionnaire was used for additional data collection. The data were presented as frequency, percentage, range, mean, and standard deviation. The relationships between variables were analyzed using Pearson's product moment correlation. The results revealed that the participants' self-care agency, self-care, and perceived health state were at a good level. Self-care agency had a high positive correlation with perceived health state (r=.71, p &lt; .01), while self-care had a moderate positive correlation with perceived health state (r=.38, p &lt; .01). Self-care agency had a moderate positive correlation with self-care (r=.37, p &lt; .01). Complementary therapy was used by 46.92% of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee. Most popular was the use of hot compress and herbal treatment. The findings of this study should be beneficial to nurses and health care teams for better understanding on self-care agency, self-care practice, and perceived health state of the elderly with osteoarthritis of the knee in accordance with Orem's theoretical constructs of self-care, self-care agency, and health state. The results also provide evidence that supports encouraging the elderly to include complementary therapy into their self-care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:41:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:41:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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