Mary Marmoll Jirovec, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor and Janet Kasno, MSN, RN, is a doctoral student in the College of Nursing, Wayne State University.
Self-care agency as a function of patient—environmental factors among nursing home residents
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1990 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 13, Issue 5, pages 303–309, October 1990
How to Cite
Jirovec, M. M. and Kasno, J. (1990), Self-care agency as a function of patient—environmental factors among nursing home residents. Res. Nurs. Health, 13: 303–309. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770130506
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 19 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 1 MAR 1990
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAR 1990
- Manuscript Received: 28 AUG 1989
- DHEW. Grant Number: PHS, 2 S07 RR05718–13, 1988
The relationship between environmental and personal factors on self-appraised self-care agency of nursing home residents was examined. Data were collected from 83 nursing home residents in relation to self-care abilities, environmental constraints, and selected demographic factors. Race and previous occupation were related to self-care agency with residents who were black or previously self-employed evidencing higher scores. In addition, residents who viewed the home as overly restrictive or fostering dependence had lower perceptions of their self-care abilities. The results are discussed in terms of Orem's theory of self-care, social learning theory, and implications for restructuring care within nursing homes.