Utilization of Selected Characteristics in the Labeling of Elderly Nursing Home Patients as Confused
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The term confusion is often used as a nursing diagnosis. Yet, there is no consistent definition that indicates a systematic process is used in the labeling of elderly patients as confused. The research question for this descriptive association study was: "To what extent are selected characteristics utilized among nursing home staff in the labeling of elderly as confused?"
The objectives of this study were as follows:
1) Identify the frequency of use of each of the selected characteristics in the clinical determination of confusion in the elderly by nursing home staff.
2) Determine the relationship between nursing home staffs' identification of selected characteristics present and the labeling of an elderly nursing home resident viewed on video as confused.
3) Determine if there is a relationship between the demo graphic characteristics of nursing home staff and-: a. Utilization of selected characteristics b. Identification of selected characteristics presented by a nursing home resident on video.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Older people -- Mental health
Nursing homes -- Employees
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Brady, Patriciann F., "Utilization of Selected Characteristics in the Labeling of Elderly Nursing Home Patients as Confused" (1985). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 654.