Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of nursing home staff of the effects of social engagement on the health of institutionalized older adults
by Velazquez, Christa, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 62; 1528064
Abstract (Summary)

The present study examined the knowledge and perceptions of nursing home staff towards the effects of social engagement on the well-being of institutionalized older adults. Thirty one nursing home staff participated in the study by completing a survey questionnaire created by the researcher. The results showed that the more knowledge about health, quality of life, and behavior nursing home staff had, the more likely they were to get training about social engagement and finding a way to improve social interactions with the residents. Additionally, results showed significant differences in staffs understanding based on whether they had a family member or friend living in a nursing home. Staff trainings need to be implemented so the nursing home staff can be educated more on the importance of social engagement for residents' well-being.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Aging
Keywords: Nursing home, Social engagement
Publication Number: 1528064
ISBN: 978-1-303-98588-1
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