Predictors of Agreement With Writing Advance Directives Among Older Korean Adults

Jaewon Park, Jun-Ah Song

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the predictors of agreement with writing advance directives (ADs) among older Korean adults. Design: This was a secondary analysis of a study that compared the differences in knowledge, experience, and preference about ADs between community and facility-dwelling older adults. Data were collected through self-reported questionnaires. In this study, after 25 cases were excluded from the original sample (N = 181) for incomplete data, a sample of 156 was analyzed using multiple logistic regression analysis. Results: Older adults’ experiences with having thought about life-sustaining treatments, odds ratio (OR) = 4.02, 95% confidence interval (CI) [1.56, 10.38], agreements with legalization of ADs, OR = 4.68, 95% CI [1.69, 12.96], and wishes to obtain information about medical status, OR = 3.78, 95% CI [1.66, 8.64], were identified as the predictors of agreement with writing ADs. Implications for Practice: Discussion channels and educational programs about ADs should be developed for older Korean adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-582
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Keywords

  • advance directives
  • aged
  • terminal care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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