lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Self and next of kin's assessment of personality and sense of coherence in elderly people: Implications for dementia care.
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. (SNAC-Blekinge)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science. (SNAC-Blekinge)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6532-3877
(SNAC-Blekinge)
2012 (English)In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 19-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nurses sometimes fail to understand the behaviour of individuals with severe dementia. Information from a next of kin may help to bridge this communicative gap. One factor that influences a person’s reaction to a disease is her/his personality and ability to cope with stress. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-rater agreement between healthy elderly people`s self-assessment and the assessment made by a next of kin concerning personality and Sense of Coherence. The participants (n=154) answered questions from the Eysenck personality scale and the Antonovsky SOC scale. The study shows high or moderate agreement in ratings when analysed by means of an intra-class correlation coefficient (range between r =.57 and r = .72) and the results indicate that in general a close relative is able to report on the personality of a next of kin.  The inter-rater agreement was high on SOC and Extraversion and somewhat lower on Neuroticism. For Neuroticism, length of time of relationship increased the odds for a good inter-rater agreement.  Thus seemingly a next of kin is a reliable informant for the elderly in general and is probably also able to add information useful in the nursing care of people with a dementia disease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 11, no 1, p. 19-30
Keyword [en]
dementia, personality judgement, family member, sense of coherence
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6426DOI: 10.1177/1471301211421238Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84855899543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-6426DiVA, id: diva2:281456
Available from: 2009-12-16 Created: 2009-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Rennemark, Mikael

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rennemark, Mikael
By organisation
School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science
In the same journal
Dementia
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 180 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf