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Author Redfern, Shirley
Title Social support and self-care practices of the older adult in the community
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Descript 78 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-06, page: 2166
Adviser: Debra Buchman
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Medical College of Ohio, 2004
Using Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing as the theoretical framework, this descriptive correlational study examined the relationships among perceived social support, self-care agency, and self-care practices in 41 older community residing adults. Perceived social support was measured by the Social Support Questionnaire, Short Form (Sarason et al., 1987), self-care agency by Denyes (1982) Self-Care Agency Instrument, and self-care practices by the Denyes (1982) Self-Care Practices Instrument. No statistically significant relationship was observed between perceived social support and self-care practices ( r = .03, p = .85). However, the relationships between perceived social support and self-care agency (r = .40, p < .01) and self-care agency and self-care practices ( r = .56, p < .01), were statistically significant. A multiple regression analysis indicated that perceived social support was a significant predictor of self-care agency, (t = 2.75, p = .009) and self-care agency was a significant predictor for self-care practices(t = 4.58, p = .000)
School code: 0539
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 42-06
Subject Health Sciences, Nursing
Alt Author Medical College of Ohio
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