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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161329
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing Self-Care TALK with Spouse Caregivers
Abstract:
Implementing Self-Care TALK with Spouse Caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Leenerts, Mary, PhD, RN, ARNP
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:3901 Rainbow Blvd., SON Room 3066, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Co-Authors:Cynthia S. Teel, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the implementation protocol of a theory-based, self-care and health promotion intervention. Implementation was assessed for: a) delivery, consistency in following protocol; b) receipt, perception about gaining knowledge; and c) enactment, intention to use knowledge. Implementation analysis is a necessary precursor to future assessment of intervention effectiveness. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Core dimensions of the Self-Care for Health Promotion in Aging (S-CHPA) model guided development of the Self-Care TALK intervention. The intervention is an education and support partnership between advanced practice nurses and older adults that focuses on 6 TALK points: healthy life style habits, self-concept, mood, role-load, communication, and meaning. Each TALK point is based on the S-CHPA model and is designed to promote health in community-dwelling older adults, particularly those in caregiving roles for whom maintenance of personal health is vital. Subjects: A convenience sample of 6 older, spouse caregivers of persons with early dementia participated in the TALK intervention pilot. Method: Six TALK sessions with each subject were conducted using telecommunication technology. Each session focused on a TALK point, lasted about 30 minutes, and occurred every 1-2 weeks. Subjects were asked about intervention delivery, receipt, and enactment in follow-up sessions. Results: Sessions followed the self-care guide provided to subjects. Subjects reported satisfaction with session length, spacing, content, and with using the phone while learning about self-care. Subjects agreed that TALK sessions provided useful information about self-care to improve health and reported intent to use knowledge gained. Conclusions: Following an established protocol, the pilot study was successful in achieving intervention delivery, receipt, and enactment. With telecommunication technology, Self-Care TALK can be used in future studies testing nurse-client partnership effectiveness in enhancing self-care abilities and promoting health in older adults, particularly for individuals in caregiving roles or living in isolated areas.
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.titleImplementing Self-Care TALK with Spouse Caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161329-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing Self-Care TALK with Spouse Caregivers </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">Leenerts, Mary, PhD, RN, ARNP</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">3901 Rainbow Blvd., SON Room 3066, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cynthia S. Teel, PhD, RN, Associate Professor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the implementation protocol of a theory-based, self-care and health promotion intervention. Implementation was assessed for: a) delivery, consistency in following protocol; b) receipt, perception about gaining knowledge; and c) enactment, intention to use knowledge. Implementation analysis is a necessary precursor to future assessment of intervention effectiveness. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Core dimensions of the Self-Care for Health Promotion in Aging (S-CHPA) model guided development of the Self-Care TALK intervention. The intervention is an education and support partnership between advanced practice nurses and older adults that focuses on 6 TALK points: healthy life style habits, self-concept, mood, role-load, communication, and meaning. Each TALK point is based on the S-CHPA model and is designed to promote health in community-dwelling older adults, particularly those in caregiving roles for whom maintenance of personal health is vital. Subjects: A convenience sample of 6 older, spouse caregivers of persons with early dementia participated in the TALK intervention pilot. Method: Six TALK sessions with each subject were conducted using telecommunication technology. Each session focused on a TALK point, lasted about 30 minutes, and occurred every 1-2 weeks. Subjects were asked about intervention delivery, receipt, and enactment in follow-up sessions. Results: Sessions followed the self-care guide provided to subjects. Subjects reported satisfaction with session length, spacing, content, and with using the phone while learning about self-care. Subjects agreed that TALK sessions provided useful information about self-care to improve health and reported intent to use knowledge gained. Conclusions: Following an established protocol, the pilot study was successful in achieving intervention delivery, receipt, and enactment. With telecommunication technology, Self-Care TALK can be used in future studies testing nurse-client partnership effectiveness in enhancing self-care abilities and promoting health in older adults, particularly for individuals in caregiving roles or living in isolated areas.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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