Author

Yuli Yu

Date of Completion

4-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Keywords

self-management education, instrumental activities

Abstract

This research utilized the quasi-experimental design specifically the nonequivalent comparison group design or the pretest-posttest comparison group design. Quasi-experimental design was used in this study to determine the effectiveness of self-management education on the performance of instrumental activities of daily living among female older persons. Fifty (50) females aged 65 years old and above living in rural areas of Xinqiao and Sixia Village in Hubei province, China were included as participants and there were no dropouts. The main instrument was an adopted-modified questionnaire from Lawton and Brody entitled The Lawton-Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living composed of eight domains. Frequency, percentage, chi-square, Fisher’s exact test, mean, paired t-test, and t-test for independent means were the statistical tests employed in this study. Based on the findings generated in this study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority belong to age group 65-69, attained primary education, married, living with spouse, and have a monthly family income 1001-3000 ¥. There were no significant differences between the treatment and comparison groups in terms of age, educational attainment, civil status, living arrangement, and monthly family income; 2) There was mild to moderate limitations in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in the comparison and treatment groups before and after self management education; 3) There was a significant improvement in the performance of instrumental activities of daily living in the treatment group as compared to the comparison group; 4) Self-management education is an effective intervention to improve the performance of instrumental activities of daily living among female older persons.

First Advisor

Loida A. Gutierrez, RN, MAN

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