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The Effects of Senior Simulation Programs on Elderly Care Facilities Employees' Attitudes for Elderly Care, Understanding of the Aged, Job Satisfaction, and Job Performance
Hye young Joung, Hye Jin Hyun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(2):222-230.   Published online June 30, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.0000/jkachn.2012.23.2.222
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PURPOSE
This research is to understand the effects of senior simulation on employees of elderly care facilities and utilize it in their job training.
METHODS
This research is a nonequivalence control group pre-to-post quasiexperiment research. 18 employees who have experienced senior simulation are set as test group and 18 other employees who have not experienced senior simulation are set as control group.
RESULTS
The hypothesis that 'the test group which has experienced senior simulation will show a positive change in their attitude on elderly care, compared to the control group' and 'the test group which has experienced senior simulation will show a positive change in understanding of elders, compared to the control group' was supported. The hypothesis that 'the test group which has experienced senior simulation will show a positive change in job satisfaction and performance of duties, compared to the control group' was dismissed.
CONCLUSION
The senior simulation seems to contribute to elderly care facilities employees' change in their viewpoints of elders and broaden their understanding of them. The senior simulation was meaningful to provide basic help with implementing job training programs.

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