Adults' Preventive Education Needs with Regard to Dementia
Hee-Jung Jang,School of Nursing, Yeungnam University College 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-Gu, Daegu 42415, KOREA
Moon-Hee Mo,School of Nursing, Yeungnam University College 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-Gu, Daegu 42415, KOREA
This study was the descriptive survey to understand the knowledge, attitude and education needs of the adults on the dementia and to examine their relationships. The subjects were 200 adults who were convenience selected in D city. The data were collected for 20 days, from November 4 to December 22, 2015 using self-report questionnaires and analyzed using frequencies, t-test, and Pearson’s correlation coefficients with the SPSS statistics 21.0 program. According to the results, the mean score of dementia knowledge was 0.75. The mean score of dementia attitude was 3.92. The mean score of preventive education needs was 3.48. Knowledge about dementia had a positive correction with attitude. Attitude about dementia had a positive correction with preventive education needs of dementia. The study findings suggest that to take a systematic health education programs about dementia for the improvement of knowledge, attitude for adults.
Dementia. Knowledge, Attitude, Education needs
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