Effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level in the rural long-term care staff caring for Alzheimer's patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160630
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Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level in the rural long-term care staff caring for Alzheimer's patients
Abstract:
Effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level in the rural long-term care staff caring for Alzheimer's patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Ide, Bette, PhD
The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level of long-term care (LTC) staff. According to Roy's adaptation model, reduction of staff members' frustration levels should influence their level of adaptation and, thus, their ability to care for the Alzheimer's client. The study design is pretest/posttest involving three groups (10-15 each)---educational intervention only, educational intervention and support group, and control group. Frustration level is measured with the 43-item Caregiver Stress Inventory (CSI) of Maas and Buckwalter, administered prior to the interventions and three months later. Analysis of the pretest scores shows no difference between treatment groups on the CSI or its subscale (behaviors, resources, physical care) scores. Based on the t test for related groups, differences between means for the educational intervention group are in the expected direction but not statistically significant. Analysis of the pilot study data will include evaluation of the scale items with the goal of shortening the instrument for a larger study. Data will also be analyzed with analysis of covariance, with the pretest score as the covariate. Conclusions will focus on the implications for patient care, decreasing staff turnover, and recommendations for future studies.
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.titleEffectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level in the rural long-term care staff caring for Alzheimer's patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160630-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level in the rural long-term care staff caring for Alzheimer's patients</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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ide, Bette, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the effectiveness of two interventions in reducing frustration level of long-term care (LTC) staff. According to Roy's adaptation model, reduction of staff members' frustration levels should influence their level of adaptation and, thus, their ability to care for the Alzheimer's client. The study design is pretest/posttest involving three groups (10-15 each)---educational intervention only, educational intervention and support group, and control group. Frustration level is measured with the 43-item Caregiver Stress Inventory (CSI) of Maas and Buckwalter, administered prior to the interventions and three months later. Analysis of the pretest scores shows no difference between treatment groups on the CSI or its subscale (behaviors, resources, physical care) scores. Based on the t test for related groups, differences between means for the educational intervention group are in the expected direction but not statistically significant. Analysis of the pilot study data will include evaluation of the scale items with the goal of shortening the instrument for a larger study. Data will also be analyzed with analysis of covariance, with the pretest score as the covariate. Conclusions will focus on the implications for patient care, decreasing staff turnover, and recommendations for future studies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:07:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:07:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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