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dc.contributor.authorHaugan, Gørill
dc.contributor.authorEide, Wenche Mjanger
dc.contributor.authorAndre, Beate
dc.contributor.authorWu, Vivien Xi
dc.contributor.authorRinnan, Eva
dc.contributor.authorTaasen, Siv Eriksen
dc.contributor.authorKuven, Britt Moene
dc.contributor.authorDrageset, Jorunn
dc.identifier.citationHaugan, G., Eide, W. M., Andre, B., Wu, V. X., Rinnan, E., Taasen, S. E., Kuven, B. M. & Drageset, J. (2020). Joy-of-life in cognitively intact nursing home patients: the impact of the nurse-patient interaction. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. doi:en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground The nursing‐home population is at a high risk of declined well‐being and quality of life. Finding approaches to increase well‐being among older adults in nursing‐homes is highly warranted. Responding to this need, the approach framed ‘Joy‐of‐Life‐Nursing‐Homes’ (JoLNH) was developed in Norway. Aim To investigate the association between nurse–patient interaction and joy‐of‐life in the nursing‐home population. Methods Cross‐sectional data were collected in 2017 and 2018 using the Nurse–Patient Interaction Scale and the Joy‐of‐Life Scale. A total of 204 cognitively intact nursing‐home residents met the inclusion criteria and 188 (92%) participated. A structural equation model (SEM) of the relationship between nurse–patient interaction and joy‐of‐life was tested by means of STATA/MP 15.1. Ethical approval was given and each participant provided voluntarily written informed consent. Results The SEM‐model yielded a good fit with the data (χ2 = 162.418, p = 0.004, df = 118, χ2/df = 1.38, RMSEA = 0.046, p‐close 0.652, CFI = 0.97, TLI = 0.96, and SRMR = 0.054). As hypothesised, nurse–patient interaction related significantly with joy‐of‐life (γ1,1 = 0.61, t = 7.07**). Limitations The cross‐sectional design does not allow for conclusions on causality. The fact that the researchers visited the participants to help fill in the questionnaire might have introduced some bias into the respondents’ reporting. Conclusion Relational qualities of the nurse–patient interaction should be essential integral aspects of nursing‐home care. Consequently, such qualities should be emphasised in clinical practice, and research and education should pay more attention to nurse–patient interaction as an important, integral part of the caring process promoting joy‐of‐life and thereby well‐being.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal
dc.titleJoy-of-life in cognitively intact nursing home patients : the impact of the nurse-patient interactionen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800en_US
dc.source.journalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.projectNorwegian Council of Research: 238331en_US
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