The purpose of this research was to explore the explanatory value of Awareness Context Theory for social interactional issues in early probable Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
Glaser and Strauss's Awareness Context Theory [Glaser and Strauss (1965) Awareness of Dying, Aldine, New York] served as the framework for the analysis of interview data from 14 early probable AD clients and 14 family caregivers, a written autobiographical account, a fictionalized account, observations of a family caregiver focus group, and excerpts that focused on early AD from field notes recorded during two years of participant observation at a specialized AD daycare center and a family caregiver support group.
Initial open-ended study questions focused on the experience of early AD from the diverse perspectives represented in the data.
After preliminary analysis of data suggesting emergent fit with Awareness Context Theory, questions were refocused to address awareness contexts.
Data were coded and analyzed for fit with the theory.
Awareness Context Theory provided a useful heuristic for thinking about the nuances and complexities of social interaction in early AD.
Attention to awareness contexts should enable health care providers to suggest interventions to improve caregiver-client interactions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Diagnostic, Précoce, Réseau social, Interaction sociale, Personnel sanitaire, Qualité vie, Perception sociale, Milieu familial, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Entretien, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Diagnosis, Early, Social network, Social interaction, Health staff, Quality of life, Social perception, Family environment, Human, United States, North America, America, Interview, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0506091
Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 13/02/1998.