Surrogate autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty: Modification and testing of the autonomy preference index

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160871
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Presentation
Title:
Surrogate autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty: Modification and testing of the autonomy preference index
Abstract:
Surrogate autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty: Modification and testing of the autonomy preference index
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Jeffers, Brenda
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Contact Address:Mennonite College of Nursing, Edwards Hall 204, Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL, 61790-5810, USA
Contact Telephone:309.438.2349
Although it is now common for individuals to have designated a durable power of attorney for health care, little is known about the variables that impact surrogate decision-makers during the decision-making process. The purpose of this study is to propose autonomy as a mediating variable in the surrogate decision-maker's appraisal of uncertainty in illness and pilot an instrument designed to measure autonomy preference. The development of a valid and reliable measure of autonomy preference is the objective of this study. Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory serves as the theoretical framework for conceptualizing the relationship between autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty. The Autonomy Preference Index has been modified for use by surrogates and is being piloted with 200 identified decision-makers. A nonprobability purposive sampling design is used. Nursing home and hospital settings are used to select the sample. Results of preliminary psychometric testing to determine the validity and reliability of the instrument will be reported. Development of the instrument will allow testing of the appraisal portion of the Uncertainty in Illness model and will provide insights into how autonomy preference mediates the appraisal of uncertainty in decision-making situations. Development of strategies to facilitate surrogate adaptation can then occur.
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.titleSurrogate autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty: Modification and testing of the autonomy preference indexen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160871-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Surrogate autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty: Modification and testing of the autonomy preference index</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">Jeffers, Brenda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Mennonite College of Nursing, Edwards Hall 204, Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL, 61790-5810, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309.438.2349</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">brjeffe@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Although it is now common for individuals to have designated a durable power of attorney for health care, little is known about the variables that impact surrogate decision-makers during the decision-making process. The purpose of this study is to propose autonomy as a mediating variable in the surrogate decision-maker's appraisal of uncertainty in illness and pilot an instrument designed to measure autonomy preference. The development of a valid and reliable measure of autonomy preference is the objective of this study. Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory serves as the theoretical framework for conceptualizing the relationship between autonomy and appraisal of uncertainty. The Autonomy Preference Index has been modified for use by surrogates and is being piloted with 200 identified decision-makers. A nonprobability purposive sampling design is used. Nursing home and hospital settings are used to select the sample. Results of preliminary psychometric testing to determine the validity and reliability of the instrument will be reported. Development of the instrument will allow testing of the appraisal portion of the Uncertainty in Illness model and will provide insights into how autonomy preference mediates the appraisal of uncertainty in decision-making situations. Development of strategies to facilitate surrogate adaptation can then occur.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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