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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161296
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Attitudes of BSN Students About Older Adults
Abstract:
Measuring Attitudes of BSN Students About Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Cise, Janice, DNS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Indianapolis
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON - Martin Hall 359, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227, USA
Co-Authors:Frederick E. May, DNS, RN, Associate Professor
Nurse educators consider it a moral imperative to assist baccalaureate students to develop positive attitudes towards caring for older adults. Yet, few graduating nurses with baccalaureate degrees choose to work with older adults in long term care (LTC). This is thought to be due to a lack of positive attitudes towards caring for older adults. Measuring attitudinal outcomes of learning strategies is essential. However, the most popular instruments for measuring attitudes about older adults may not be valid for certain learning situations. The purpose of this study was to measure the changes in attitudes among senior BSN students who were engaged in a LTC experience. A descriptive design using pretest-posttest measures was chosen for the study. Palmore's (1998) Facts on Aging Quiz I and II, multiple choice versions, were employed to measure knowledge and bias toward older adults. Rosencranz & McNevin's (1969) Aging Semantic Differential Scale also purports to measure attitude about older adults. Analysis of the data included reliability studies, descriptive statistics, and differences analysis. The demographic data were analyzed examining differences in demographic groups such as age, educational level, and experience with older adults. Significantly positive changes in scores on the Aging Semantic Differential Scales were observed for all three dimensions. No significant differences were observed using the Facts on Aging Quiz or in the demographics. This study implies that appropriate tools need to be used for measuring attitudes toward the elderly. Facts on Aging Quiz tool measures only attitudes and knowledge about well older adults not attitudes toward ill older adults. The Rosencranz & McNevin Aging Semantic Differential Scale indicates to be more sensitive to attitude changes for students in ill older adult health settings.
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.titleMeasuring Attitudes of BSN Students About Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161296-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Attitudes of BSN Students About Older Adults</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cise, Janice, DNS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Indianapolis</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON - Martin Hall 359, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Frederick E. May, DNS, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nurse educators consider it a moral imperative to assist baccalaureate students to develop positive attitudes towards caring for older adults. Yet, few graduating nurses with baccalaureate degrees choose to work with older adults in long term care (LTC). This is thought to be due to a lack of positive attitudes towards caring for older adults. Measuring attitudinal outcomes of learning strategies is essential. However, the most popular instruments for measuring attitudes about older adults may not be valid for certain learning situations. The purpose of this study was to measure the changes in attitudes among senior BSN students who were engaged in a LTC experience. A descriptive design using pretest-posttest measures was chosen for the study. Palmore's (1998) Facts on Aging Quiz I and II, multiple choice versions, were employed to measure knowledge and bias toward older adults. Rosencranz &amp; McNevin's (1969) Aging Semantic Differential Scale also purports to measure attitude about older adults. Analysis of the data included reliability studies, descriptive statistics, and differences analysis. The demographic data were analyzed examining differences in demographic groups such as age, educational level, and experience with older adults. Significantly positive changes in scores on the Aging Semantic Differential Scales were observed for all three dimensions. No significant differences were observed using the Facts on Aging Quiz or in the demographics. This study implies that appropriate tools need to be used for measuring attitudes toward the elderly. Facts on Aging Quiz tool measures only attitudes and knowledge about well older adults not attitudes toward ill older adults. The Rosencranz &amp; McNevin Aging Semantic Differential Scale indicates to be more sensitive to attitude changes for students in ill older adult health settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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