College Students' Attitude Toward the Elderly With Dementia in Japan: A Comparison Between Nursing and Non-Nursing Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335274
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
College Students' Attitude Toward the Elderly With Dementia in Japan: A Comparison Between Nursing and Non-Nursing Students
Author(s):
Hoshi, Miwako; Ikeda, Chizuru; Maeda, Yurie; Kondo, Yuri; Fujimura, Maki
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Miwako Hoshi, PhD, RN, hoshichan@hotmail.com; Chizuru Ikeda, BS, RN; Yurie Maeda, BS, RN; Yuri Kondo, BS, RN; Maki Fujimura, BS, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitude of Japanese nursing and non-nursing students toward the elderly with dementia and to investigate the effects of students' varied background data on their attitudes shown. Methods: A total of 214 nursing students (n=137) and non-nursing students (n=77) was recruited to complete a questionnaire from a national university located in Southern Japan using convenience sampling method. The criterion of choosing subjects is the level of their professional nursing knowledge and clinical training experience. Based on their professional nursing knowledge and clinical experience, subjects were assigned to three groups: Group A-students receiving no formal health-related education and clinical experience training, Group B-freshman nursing students who have limited professional knowledge and no clinical experience with demented elderly people, and Group C-senior nursing students who have profound nursing knowledge and clinical experience with the elderly. A semantic differential scale with 25 bipolar pairs of adjectives is used to explore the attitudes. Demographic data collected in the questionnaire consist of age, gender, experience with the elderly suffering from dementia, whether having family members with dementia, and whether engaging in a volunteer activity held for the demented elderly. In addition, subjects' level of empathy is assessed to use as a personality variable. Methods used in this study include descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation analysis and analyses of variances (ANOVAs). The former were used to examine the correlations among variables, whereas the latter were used to evaluate group differences in the attitude shown toward the elderly with dementia. Results: The results showed that the senior nursing students demonstrated a significantly higher positive attitude toward the elderly with dementia compared to their freshman nursing peers as well as those non-nursing students. The findings also showed that students with more experience of interacting with or volunteering for the demented elderly demonstrated a higher positive attitude than those with less experience in interaction or volunteer work. In addition, the results revealed that people with a higher level of empathy had a significantly more positive attitude toward these elderly people. Conclusion: The study indicated that having professional nursing knowledge, clinical and volunteering experience, or even a simple interaction with the elderly with dementia may result in young college students' positive attitude toward these elderly people. Findings of the study could be used to design courses for college nursing students in facilitating the understanding of old people living with dementia.
Keywords:
elderly with dementia; college student; attitude
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST251
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCollege Students' Attitude Toward the Elderly With Dementia in Japan: A Comparison Between Nursing and Non-Nursing Studentsen
dc.contributor.authorHoshi, Miwakoen
dc.contributor.authorIkeda, Chizuruen
dc.contributor.authorMaeda, Yurieen
dc.contributor.authorKondo, Yurien
dc.contributor.authorFujimura, Makien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMiwako Hoshi, PhD, RN, hoshichan@hotmail.com; Chizuru Ikeda, BS, RN; Yurie Maeda, BS, RN; Yuri Kondo, BS, RN; Maki Fujimura, BS, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335274-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitude of Japanese nursing and non-nursing students toward the elderly with dementia and to investigate the effects of students' varied background data on their attitudes shown. Methods: A total of 214 nursing students (n=137) and non-nursing students (n=77) was recruited to complete a questionnaire from a national university located in Southern Japan using convenience sampling method. The criterion of choosing subjects is the level of their professional nursing knowledge and clinical training experience. Based on their professional nursing knowledge and clinical experience, subjects were assigned to three groups: Group A-students receiving no formal health-related education and clinical experience training, Group B-freshman nursing students who have limited professional knowledge and no clinical experience with demented elderly people, and Group C-senior nursing students who have profound nursing knowledge and clinical experience with the elderly. A semantic differential scale with 25 bipolar pairs of adjectives is used to explore the attitudes. Demographic data collected in the questionnaire consist of age, gender, experience with the elderly suffering from dementia, whether having family members with dementia, and whether engaging in a volunteer activity held for the demented elderly. In addition, subjects' level of empathy is assessed to use as a personality variable. Methods used in this study include descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation analysis and analyses of variances (ANOVAs). The former were used to examine the correlations among variables, whereas the latter were used to evaluate group differences in the attitude shown toward the elderly with dementia. Results: The results showed that the senior nursing students demonstrated a significantly higher positive attitude toward the elderly with dementia compared to their freshman nursing peers as well as those non-nursing students. The findings also showed that students with more experience of interacting with or volunteering for the demented elderly demonstrated a higher positive attitude than those with less experience in interaction or volunteer work. In addition, the results revealed that people with a higher level of empathy had a significantly more positive attitude toward these elderly people. Conclusion: The study indicated that having professional nursing knowledge, clinical and volunteering experience, or even a simple interaction with the elderly with dementia may result in young college students' positive attitude toward these elderly people. Findings of the study could be used to design courses for college nursing students in facilitating the understanding of old people living with dementia.en
dc.subjectelderly with dementiaen
dc.subjectcollege studenten
dc.subjectattitudeen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:34Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:34Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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