Asian Nurs Res.  2013 Sep;7(3):112-119.

Structural Equation Modeling on Life-world Integration in People with Severe Burns

Affiliations
  • 1Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea. yhyom@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The aim of this study was to construct and test a structural equation modeling on life-world integration in people with severe burns.
METHODS
A survey design was used. Data were collected in 2008 from 376 people who had experienced severe burns using questionnaires. The data were analyzed using structural equation modeling.
RESULTS
The fitness parameters of the modified model (chi2/df = 3.15, goodness of fit: .91, normal fit index: .93, Tucker Lewis Index: .93, root mean square error of approximation: .07, root mean square residual: .04, and comparative fit index: .95) indicated its suitability as the research model. Physical function directly influenced burn factor, and family support indirectly influenced life-world integration.
CONCLUSION
Physical function should be directly improved to adjust to life-world integration. A comprehensive integration approach is also necessary to help people with severe burns successfully return to society.

Keyword

burns; life; nursing; self-esteem; social support

MeSH Terms

Burns*
Humans
Nursing
Surveys and Questionnaires
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