Relationship between Utilization of Complementary Alternative Therapy and Health Locus of Control among Older Chinese Americans

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160257
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationship between Utilization of Complementary Alternative Therapy and Health Locus of Control among Older Chinese Americans
Abstract:
Relationship between Utilization of Complementary Alternative Therapy and Health Locus of Control among Older Chinese Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Hsu, Li-ping, MSN, RN, Gerontology CNS
Contact Address:ICU, 2777 Sierra Village Court, San Jose, CA, 95132, USA
Co-Authors:Virgil Parsons, DNSc, RN, Professor; Chia-Ling Mao, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
This study investigated the relationship between health locus of control and utilization of complementary alternative therapies among elder Chinese Americans. Subject: 50 subjects were recruited from a senior center. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: This study used a correlational design to examine the relationship between health locus of control and use of complementary alternative therapies. A positive relationship existed between internal health locus of control (IHLOC) and use of complementary alternative therapy. Method: The study used two survey tools: Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale and a self-report questionnaire on use of alternative therapies. Correlation was computed between three health locus of control (HLOC) measures and use of alternative therapy. Result: Results indicated a significant negative correlation between use of alternative therapy and powerful other HLOC (r=- .407, p=.003). Subjects who scored high on powerful other had used fewer alternative treatments. Outcomes also demonstrated female subjects were inclined to use complementary alternative therapy more than males were. Conclusion: This strong relationship between use of alternative therapy and powerful other HLOC proposes that subjects who scored high on powerful other had used less alternative treatments. Therefore, it is important for advanced practice nurses to educate staff nurses and the general population about alternative therapies. Application: Because of a dramatic increase in the use of alternative therapy, it is important to assess the use of alternative therapies among older Chinese patients. In order to provide high-quality nursing care, nurses should be aware of both the effective use and the potential negative outcomes of alternative therapies in practices.
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.titleRelationship between Utilization of Complementary Alternative Therapy and Health Locus of Control among Older Chinese Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160257-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship between Utilization of Complementary Alternative Therapy and Health Locus of Control among Older Chinese Americans </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hsu, Li-ping, MSN, RN, Gerontology CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">ICU, 2777 Sierra Village Court, San Jose, CA, 95132, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Virgil Parsons, DNSc, RN, Professor; Chia-Ling Mao, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study investigated the relationship between health locus of control and utilization of complementary alternative therapies among elder Chinese Americans. Subject: 50 subjects were recruited from a senior center. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: This study used a correlational design to examine the relationship between health locus of control and use of complementary alternative therapies. A positive relationship existed between internal health locus of control (IHLOC) and use of complementary alternative therapy. Method: The study used two survey tools: Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale and a self-report questionnaire on use of alternative therapies. Correlation was computed between three health locus of control (HLOC) measures and use of alternative therapy. Result: Results indicated a significant negative correlation between use of alternative therapy and powerful other HLOC (r=- .407, p=.003). Subjects who scored high on powerful other had used fewer alternative treatments. Outcomes also demonstrated female subjects were inclined to use complementary alternative therapy more than males were. Conclusion: This strong relationship between use of alternative therapy and powerful other HLOC proposes that subjects who scored high on powerful other had used less alternative treatments. Therefore, it is important for advanced practice nurses to educate staff nurses and the general population about alternative therapies. Application: Because of a dramatic increase in the use of alternative therapy, it is important to assess the use of alternative therapies among older Chinese patients. In order to provide high-quality nursing care, nurses should be aware of both the effective use and the potential negative outcomes of alternative therapies in practices.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:46:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:46:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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