Korean and Us Family and Staff Caregivers¡¯ Perceptions of Care: a Cross-Cultural Triangulation Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161388
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Presentation
Title:
Korean and Us Family and Staff Caregivers¡¯ Perceptions of Care: a Cross-Cultural Triangulation Study
Abstract:
Korean and Us Family and Staff Caregivers¡¯ Perceptions of Care: a Cross-Cultural Triangulation Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Park, Myonghwa
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319.353.5765
Based on the theoretical framework of person-environment fit and role theory, the purposes of this study were to describe Korean and US family and staff members°¯ perceptions of stress and satisfaction with care, caregiving role, family-staff relationships, family involvement in care, and similarities and differences in the perceptions of care, caregiving role, and family-staff relationships in long-term dementia care units for the two different cultural groups. A purposive sample of 94 family members and 112 staff members in 10 long-term dementia care facilities in Korea participated in the study. Self-administered questionnaires for quantitative data and semi-structured interview for qualitative data were used. Cross-cultural differences were examined from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives using US baseline date from Family Involvement in Care (FIC) intervention study (Maas et al., 2000). Findings from the study can be summarized as follows: (a) Korean family caregivers were statistically significantly less satisfied with the care of their institutionalized relatives with dementia, (b) Korean family members felt more stress associated with an institutionalized relative with dementia, (c) Korean staff members felt more stress related to caring for residents with dementia, (d) Korean staff members were less satisfied with their jobs and had more negative attitudes about family members of the patients with dementia, and (e) The six patterns (feeling exhausted, deep sorrow, fractured relationships, apprehension, searching for connectedness, and entrusting) describe Korean family members°¯ experiences related to placement of their relatives with dementia. This cross-cultural study analyzed the caregiving experiences in two different cultural contexts. The results contribute to the understanding of similarities and differences in Korean and US family and staff members°¯ perceptions of care after institutionalizing elderly persons with dementia, and to the establishing the baseline data for culture-sensitive interventions for elderly with dementia in dementia care units.
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.titleKorean and Us Family and Staff Caregivers¡¯ Perceptions of Care: a Cross-Cultural Triangulation Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161388-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Korean and Us Family and Staff Caregivers&iexcl;&macr; Perceptions of Care: a Cross-Cultural Triangulation Study</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Park, Myonghwa</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">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 101F Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.353.5765</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">myonghwa-park@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Based on the theoretical framework of person-environment fit and role theory, the purposes of this study were to describe Korean and US family and staff members&deg;&macr; perceptions of stress and satisfaction with care, caregiving role, family-staff relationships, family involvement in care, and similarities and differences in the perceptions of care, caregiving role, and family-staff relationships in long-term dementia care units for the two different cultural groups. A purposive sample of 94 family members and 112 staff members in 10 long-term dementia care facilities in Korea participated in the study. Self-administered questionnaires for quantitative data and semi-structured interview for qualitative data were used. Cross-cultural differences were examined from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives using US baseline date from Family Involvement in Care (FIC) intervention study (Maas et al., 2000). Findings from the study can be summarized as follows: (a) Korean family caregivers were statistically significantly less satisfied with the care of their institutionalized relatives with dementia, (b) Korean family members felt more stress associated with an institutionalized relative with dementia, (c) Korean staff members felt more stress related to caring for residents with dementia, (d) Korean staff members were less satisfied with their jobs and had more negative attitudes about family members of the patients with dementia, and (e) The six patterns (feeling exhausted, deep sorrow, fractured relationships, apprehension, searching for connectedness, and entrusting) describe Korean family members&deg;&macr; experiences related to placement of their relatives with dementia. This cross-cultural study analyzed the caregiving experiences in two different cultural contexts. The results contribute to the understanding of similarities and differences in Korean and US family and staff members&deg;&macr; perceptions of care after institutionalizing elderly persons with dementia, and to the establishing the baseline data for culture-sensitive interventions for elderly with dementia in dementia care units.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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