CNAS' Ratings of Nursing Home Residents' Pain: The Role of Empathy

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dc.contributor Noh, Hyunjin
dc.contributor Snow, Lynn
dc.contributor.advisor Parmelee, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Behrens, Emily Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-13T20:34:25Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-13T20:34:25Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.other http://purl.lib.ua.edu/182121
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0004274
dc.identifier.other Behrens_alatus_0004M_14184
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8453
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Long-term care residents with and without cognitive impairment may experience undertreatment of persistent pain (Fain et al., 2017). Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are important sources of information about resident pain as provide the majority of residents' hands-on care. Therefore, assessing the accuracy of CNAs' pain assessments and potential influencing factors may provide insight regarding the undertreatment of pain. Informed by prior research, this study examined resident pain catastrophizing and cognitive status as predictors of CNAs' pain assessment accuracy. CNA empathy was examined as a moderating variable. Analyses confirmed a relationship between pain catastrophizing and CNA pain rating accuracy. Hypotheses predicting a relationship between resident cognitive status and CNA pain rating accuracy and moderating effects of empathy were disconfirmed. Challenges of conducting research in long-term care are discussed.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.title CNAS' Ratings of Nursing Home Residents' Pain: The Role of Empathy
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master’s
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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