Age-Friendly Hospitals Prepare to Medical Practitioners of the Knowledge and Attitudes of the Elderly

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304328
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Age-Friendly Hospitals Prepare to Medical Practitioners of the Knowledge and Attitudes of the Elderly
Author(s):
Kuo, Yingling
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yingling Kuo, RN, MA, Supervisor, yingling888@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

  The purpose is to investigate the aging knowledge and attitudes of the Hospital Staffs (both medical and non-medical ones) in Northern Taiwan.

Methods:

 A convenience sampling was using structured questionnaires online. The evaluation of aging knowledge and attitude was using Palmore’s Facts on Ageing Quiz 1. In order to investigate the geriatrics attitudes, this research used the UCLA Geriatrics Attitudes Scale. Statistics analysis included independent t-test, Fisher’s exact probability test, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Wald Chi-Square test, logistic and linear regression.

Results:

 336 effective questionnaires were recovered, which is 57.5% of the total amount of questionnaires administered. 267 of the questionnaires are from medical staffs and 69 of them from non-medical ones. The present research found out that hospital staffs have a negative level of knowledge on elderly (mean= 59.32, ex: Most old people have no interest in, or capacity for, sexual relations.), whereas hospital staffs have a slight positive attitudes to do with older adults.

Conclusion:

Although the socio-demographic difference among hospital staffs, there is no statistical difference among staffs concerning to their scores in knowledge and attitude scales, but has a negative trend. Therefore, adding more educational courses related to older adults in the college as well as in the medical training, which can prepare hospital staffs improve their knowledge and attitude toward elderly people, and also has benefits on promoting aging friendly Hospital, as well as increasing their willingness to choose jobs related to working with elderly people.

Keywords:
medical practitioners; geriatrics attitudes; Aging Friendly Hospital
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAge-Friendly Hospitals Prepare to Medical Practitioners of the Knowledge and Attitudes of the Elderlyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKuo, Yinglingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYingling Kuo, RN, MA, Supervisor, yingling888@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304328-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>  The purpose is to investigate the aging knowledge and attitudes of the Hospital Staffs (both medical and non-medical ones) in Northern Taiwan. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p> A convenience sampling was using structured questionnaires online. The evaluation of aging knowledge and attitude was using Palmore’s Facts on Ageing Quiz 1. In order to investigate the geriatrics attitudes, this research used the UCLA Geriatrics Attitudes Scale. Statistics analysis included independent t-test, Fisher’s exact probability test, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Wald Chi-Square test, logistic and linear regression. <p><b>Results: </b> <p> 336 effective questionnaires were recovered, which is 57.5% of the total amount of questionnaires administered. 267 of the questionnaires are from medical staffs and 69 of them from non-medical ones. The present research found out that hospital staffs have a negative level of knowledge on elderly (mean= 59.32, ex: Most old people have no interest in, or capacity for, sexual relations.), whereas hospital staffs have a slight positive attitudes to do with older adults. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Although the socio-demographic difference among hospital staffs, there is no statistical difference among staffs concerning to their scores in knowledge and attitude scales, but has a negative trend. Therefore, adding more educational courses related to older adults in the college as well as in the medical training, which can prepare hospital staffs improve their knowledge and attitude toward elderly people, and also has benefits on promoting aging friendly Hospital, as well as increasing their willingness to choose jobs related to working with elderly people.en_GB
dc.subjectmedical practitionersen_GB
dc.subjectgeriatrics attitudesen_GB
dc.subjectAging Friendly Hospitalen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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