Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Fall 8-23-1962

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effects of in-service education for nursing personnel in simple rehabilitative nursing care on the activity level of patients in nursing homes. A structured observation and an interview was used in order (1) to observe the present activity level of the total population in a selected nursing home, and (2) to reevaluate the activity level of the same patients after the nursing personnel caring for them had been exposed to in-service education in simple rehabilitative nursing care. Because some change may occur in the activity level of patients without any change in nursing care, the patients of another nursing home were observed on two occasions as a control group. It was hoped that this study would provide information that could be used as a basis for in-service education programs for nursing personnel in nursing homes. This study was designed to identify the effects of in-service education for nursing personnel in simple rehabilitative nursing care on the activity level of patients in nursing homes. The findings revealed that the patients who were recipients of simple rehabilitative nursing care made greater gain toward independence in activity than the patients in the control group- even though the gain was small.

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