Experience of making a decision to place a family member with Alzheimer’s disease in a special care unit: A thematic analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160652
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Presentation
Title:
Experience of making a decision to place a family member with Alzheimer’s disease in a special care unit: A thematic analysis
Abstract:
Experience of making a decision to place a family member with Alzheimer’s disease in a special care unit: A thematic analysis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Butcher, Howard, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1121, USA
Contact Telephone:319.335.7039
The decision to place a family member with Alzheimer's disease in a Special Care Unit (SCU) is a pivotal and potentially traumatic event for family caregivers. A random stratified sample of (N=30) family caregivers who made the decision to placed in a SCU were selected from an original study of 256 family caregivers for thematic analysis. The 30 family caregivers were from a larger quasi-experimental 5 year multiple site investigation across three Midwestern states designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Family Involvement in Care (FIC) program. The sample was stratified according to ethnicity, gender, and relationship to the care recipient. In a semi-structured in-depth baseline interview, family members described their thoughts and feelings about making the decision to place a family member in a SCU. The transcribed interviews were analyzed using Luborski's method for thematic analysis by three independent researchers. After mutual consensus, 1565 themes or descriptive statements were identified and synthesized into 22 topics or categories. The 22 topics were then synthesized into 4 patterns. The four patterns (moving toward the unavoidable decision; struggling with the decision; seeking reassurance; and remaining connected) describe the experience of making a decision placing a family member in a SCU.
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.titleExperience of making a decision to place a family member with Alzheimer’s disease in a special care unit: A thematic analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160652-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experience of making a decision to place a family member with Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease in a special care unit: A thematic analysis</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Butcher, Howard, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1121, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.335.7039</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">howard-butcher@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The decision to place a family member with Alzheimer's disease in a Special Care Unit (SCU) is a pivotal and potentially traumatic event for family caregivers. A random stratified sample of (N=30) family caregivers who made the decision to placed in a SCU were selected from an original study of 256 family caregivers for thematic analysis. The 30 family caregivers were from a larger quasi-experimental 5 year multiple site investigation across three Midwestern states designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Family Involvement in Care (FIC) program. The sample was stratified according to ethnicity, gender, and relationship to the care recipient. In a semi-structured in-depth baseline interview, family members described their thoughts and feelings about making the decision to place a family member in a SCU. The transcribed interviews were analyzed using Luborski's method for thematic analysis by three independent researchers. After mutual consensus, 1565 themes or descriptive statements were identified and synthesized into 22 topics or categories. The 22 topics were then synthesized into 4 patterns. The four patterns (moving toward the unavoidable decision; struggling with the decision; seeking reassurance; and remaining connected) describe the experience of making a decision placing a family member in a SCU.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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