Exploring the power of social engagement resources to sustain health for ethnically diverse community dwelling elders living with chronic illness

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307956
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the power of social engagement resources to sustain health for ethnically diverse community dwelling elders living with chronic illness
Author(s):
Dyess, Susan M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Susan M. Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, sdyess@fau.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Problem

Over the next decades, healthcare providers and policy makers will be called to address the healthcare gap created by the increasing health promotion needs of community dwelling elders living with chronic illness and simultaneously decreasing resources to meet those needs.

Method

 Mixed methods research study examined 350 participants’ relationships between social engagement resources (SER) (social support and faith community support) and health across four ethnically diverse groups (African-American, African-Caribbean, European-American, Hispanic/Latino) A theoretical model adapted from Koenig and colleagues was used. The model depicts predictors (SER, Lubben Social Support Scale, Spiritual Perspective Scale, religious participation), health outcomes (immediate self-reported health using SF-36, four-month follow up self-report), and age-related morbidity indicators (C-reactive protein, gait speed, number of co-morbidities) that  served as controlling factors.  In addition, 4 participants from each ethnic group were randomly selected for a story theory-guided interview to explore the health challenges faced.

Findings/ Implications

Key descriptive statistics will be shared and inferential statistics that tested relationships proposed in the study model. Findings from the study contribute to understanding the experience of living with chronic illness, evaluating the importance of SER as related to health, and describing unique ethnic distinctions affecting the SER-health relationship. This research creates a foundation for developing a health promotion intervention that emerges within faith community support systems and is sensitive to the ethnic uniqueness of community dwelling elders living with chronic illness.  An intervention of this nature has strong potential for contributing to closing the healthcare needs/resources health care gap.

Keywords:
Ethnic Diversity; Community- dwelling Elders; Sustaining Health
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring the power of social engagement resources to sustain health for ethnically diverse community dwelling elders living with chronic illnessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDyess, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, sdyess@fau.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307956-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Problem</b><p>Over the next decades, healthcare providers and policy makers will be called to address the healthcare gap created by the increasing health promotion needs of community dwelling elders living with chronic illness and simultaneously decreasing resources to meet those needs. <p><b>Method</b><p> Mixed methods research study examined 350 participants’ relationships between social engagement resources (SER) (social support and faith community support) and health across four ethnically diverse groups (African-American, African-Caribbean, European-American, Hispanic/Latino) A theoretical model adapted from Koenig and colleagues was used. The model depicts predictors (SER, Lubben Social Support Scale, Spiritual Perspective Scale, religious participation), health outcomes (immediate self-reported health using SF-36, four-month follow up self-report), and age-related morbidity indicators (C-reactive protein, gait speed, number of co-morbidities) that  served as controlling factors.  In addition, 4 participants from each ethnic group were randomly selected for a story theory-guided interview to explore the health challenges faced. <p><b>Findings/ Implications </b><p>Key descriptive statistics will be shared and inferential statistics that tested relationships proposed in the study model. Findings from the study contribute to understanding the experience of living with chronic illness, evaluating the importance of SER as related to health, and describing unique ethnic distinctions affecting the SER-health relationship. This research creates a foundation for developing a health promotion intervention that emerges within faith community support systems and is sensitive to the ethnic uniqueness of community dwelling elders living with chronic illness.  An intervention of this nature has strong potential for contributing to closing the healthcare needs/resources health care gap.en_GB
dc.subjectEthnic Diversityen_GB
dc.subjectCommunity- dwelling Eldersen_GB
dc.subjectSustaining Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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