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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160403
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion of African-American Elderly With Arthritis
Abstract:
Health Promotion of African-American Elderly With Arthritis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Ehrlich-Jones, Linda
Contact Address:SON, 1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL, 60115, USA
Health promotion programs for African-American elderly with arthritis have been limited. “Bone Up On Arthritis” (BUOA), a self-care program for people with arthritis, was demonstrated to be effective in increasing self-care activities in a group composed mainly of Caucasians. BUOA has not been systematically used in the African-American population. The purposes of this study were to determine the effectiveness of the BUOA program on the self-care activities of African-Americans and to examine relationships among self-care activities, helplessness and health status. Fifty elders from a large, urban medical center were recruited and randomly assigned to the experimental or control groups. Instruments for these variables were administered to all participants pre-intervention and as a posttest at six weeks and four months. Data were collected by personal interview and analyzed using SPSS. Mean age was 73 years for the experimental group and 74 years for the control group. Eighty-six percent were women. The median educational level for both groups was 12 years. Forty-three percent of the experimental group and 41% of the control group had osteoarthritis while 29% of the experimental and 38% of the control group had rheumatoid arthritis. Mean duration of disease was 14.6 years for the experimental group and 18.4 years for the control group. Most subjects had at least one comorbidity. The findings showed that self-care activities increased in the experimental group and decreased in the control group, while helplessness decreased in both groups. This is consistent with previous studies. However, BUOA did not have a statistically significant effect on self-care activities, helplessness or health status in this sample. Increased age, increased length of time with disease, higher income and having osteoarthritis did have a statistically significant impact on the dependent variables. Further study with a larger sample size is suggested to demonstrate the effectiveness of BUOA on African-Americans. AN: MN030189
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.titleHealth Promotion of African-American Elderly With Arthritisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160403-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion of African-American Elderly With Arthritis </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">Ehrlich-Jones, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL, 60115, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health promotion programs for African-American elderly with arthritis have been limited. &ldquo;Bone Up On Arthritis&rdquo; (BUOA), a self-care program for people with arthritis, was demonstrated to be effective in increasing self-care activities in a group composed mainly of Caucasians. BUOA has not been systematically used in the African-American population. The purposes of this study were to determine the effectiveness of the BUOA program on the self-care activities of African-Americans and to examine relationships among self-care activities, helplessness and health status. Fifty elders from a large, urban medical center were recruited and randomly assigned to the experimental or control groups. Instruments for these variables were administered to all participants pre-intervention and as a posttest at six weeks and four months. Data were collected by personal interview and analyzed using SPSS. Mean age was 73 years for the experimental group and 74 years for the control group. Eighty-six percent were women. The median educational level for both groups was 12 years. Forty-three percent of the experimental group and 41% of the control group had osteoarthritis while 29% of the experimental and 38% of the control group had rheumatoid arthritis. Mean duration of disease was 14.6 years for the experimental group and 18.4 years for the control group. Most subjects had at least one comorbidity. The findings showed that self-care activities increased in the experimental group and decreased in the control group, while helplessness decreased in both groups. This is consistent with previous studies. However, BUOA did not have a statistically significant effect on self-care activities, helplessness or health status in this sample. Increased age, increased length of time with disease, higher income and having osteoarthritis did have a statistically significant impact on the dependent variables. Further study with a larger sample size is suggested to demonstrate the effectiveness of BUOA on African-Americans. AN: MN030189 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:54:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:54:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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