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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2012;14(3):173-181.
시설 근무 요양보호사의 노인에 대한 태도에 미치는 설명요인
Analyses of Factors Influencing Caregivers' Attitudes toward Elders in Long Term Care Facilities
Kim, Young-Ae · Yoon, Hee-Sang
The purpose of this study was to identify factors explaining caregivers' attitudes toward elders in long term care facilities.
The participants were 154 full time caregivers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province working in one of 2 long term care facilities. Data were collected during February and March, 2012, using questionnaires which included Facts On Aging Quiz Part I (FAQ I), Semantic Differential Scale, Templer Death Anxiety, experience with older adults and general characteristics (age, educational level, marital status and religion). Data analysis was done using means, frequencies, t-test ANOVA, correlation and regression.
Age and educational level showed statistically significant association with attitude toward elderly people. Caregivers who were middle school graduates and older showed a higher likelihood of positive attitudes. The burden of caregiving could be decreased with long term care insurance.
The findings from this study indicate that age and educational level are important variables explaining attitude of caregivers in long term facilities.
Key words: Caregivers, Attitude, Elderly
Key words: 요양보호사, 태도, 노인
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