Convergence Approach about the Knowledge, Attitude toward the Elderly, and Competence of Carers

요양보호사의 노인에 대한 지식정도, 태도 및 요양업무 능숙도에 대한 융복합적 접근

  • Received : 2016.08.05
  • Accepted : 2016.09.20
  • Published : 2016.09.28


This study aimed to identify the level of knowledge, attitude toward the elderly, competence of carers, and the correlation between these variables. Research design employed a cross sectional descriptive study using structured questionnaires. Data were collected from 145 carers who have worked in long term care facilities from June 2014 to September 2014. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, independent t-test, and Pearson correlation coefficient were performed to identify the relationship among variables. The competence of carers was related to a positive attitude and a higher knowledge of caring for the elderly. Therefore, educational content that considers improvement among carers who have a low level of educational status should be developed. It should require carers to have a positive attitude toward the elderly through improving the job environment in order to increase the quality of long term care.


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