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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160463
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Conceptual overlap between spirituality and quality of life
Abstract:
Conceptual overlap between spirituality and quality of life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Tang, Woung-Ru
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Rd. Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 333, Taiwan
Concepts are basic element of theory. The theoretical definition of a concept directly influences its operational definition and the decision of choosing the empirical indicator for measuring that particular concept. However, many concepts in the health care profession seem to overlap with each other, such as spirituality and quality of life (QOL). Unfortunately, no existing literatures articulate the problem of conceptual overlap and recommend strategies to determining conceptual overlap. A cross-sectional correlational design was used to study the important correlates and QOL of terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Fifty-nine pairs of subjects, as well as one unmatched terminally ill patient and one caregiver (N=120), were recruited from two local hospice programs in the Midwestern region of the United States. Data were collected through interviews at subjects°¦ homes. The response rate was 71 percent. Because of the concerns on the possibility of conceptual overlap between the independent variable (spirituality) and the dependent variable (QOL), different statistical strategies were conducted to determine the degree of overlap. Research question was answered through various regression approaches based on the empirical and conceptual thinking. Findings from the inter-item correlation and regression analyses using different approaches supported that the conceptual overlap between QOL and spirituality as measured in this study is limited. It is important to articulate the problem of conceptual overlap to the scientific community in order to increase the awareness of the problem and promote clarification to conceptual and measurement fit during the research process. AN: MN030110
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.titleConceptual overlap between spirituality and quality of lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160463-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Conceptual overlap between spirituality and quality of life</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">Tang, Woung-Ru</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Rd. Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 333, Taiwan</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Concepts are basic element of theory. The theoretical definition of a concept directly influences its operational definition and the decision of choosing the empirical indicator for measuring that particular concept. However, many concepts in the health care profession seem to overlap with each other, such as spirituality and quality of life (QOL). Unfortunately, no existing literatures articulate the problem of conceptual overlap and recommend strategies to determining conceptual overlap. A cross-sectional correlational design was used to study the important correlates and QOL of terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Fifty-nine pairs of subjects, as well as one unmatched terminally ill patient and one caregiver (N=120), were recruited from two local hospice programs in the Midwestern region of the United States. Data were collected through interviews at subjects&deg;&brvbar; homes. The response rate was 71 percent. Because of the concerns on the possibility of conceptual overlap between the independent variable (spirituality) and the dependent variable (QOL), different statistical strategies were conducted to determine the degree of overlap. Research question was answered through various regression approaches based on the empirical and conceptual thinking. Findings from the inter-item correlation and regression analyses using different approaches supported that the conceptual overlap between QOL and spirituality as measured in this study is limited. It is important to articulate the problem of conceptual overlap to the scientific community in order to increase the awareness of the problem and promote clarification to conceptual and measurement fit during the research process. AN: MN030110 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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