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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2009;11(1):51-61.
요양보호사 1급 교육생의 노인에 대한 지식과 태도와의 관계
정미현, 권선숙
Abstract
Purpose
This study was done to identify the knowledge and attitudes of certified caregiver trainees toward elders. Method: This study used a descriptive correlational research design. The participants were 304 certified caregiver trainees in North Jeolla Province. The instrument for this study was a scale on knowledge and attitudes toward elders. The collected data were analysed using SPSS WIN 12.0.
Results
The average knowledge level for the participants was 9.87± 2.53, and there were three areas regarding knowledge toward elders. The social area was scored at only 32.3%, which indicates that caregivers was not familiar with elders' social lives. The average attitudes level of participants was 40.88±4.22. Among general characteristic of the participants, level of knowledge was statistically significant for age, educational level, present living conditions and subjective attitudes toward elders. Attitudes were statistically significant for educational level and subjective knowledge toward elders. Knowledge and attitudes were positively correlated.
Conclusion
It is necessary to increase knowledge and positive attitudes, to provide continuing education and apply various program for certified caregiver trainees.
Key words: 노인, 요양보호사, 지식, 태도
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