Analysis of the Needs of Nursing Home Care Workers for the Use of Online Practice Educational Content
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Background/Objectives: The importance and frequency of practice training usage by nursing home care workers were investigated based on their vocation to gather basic information for developing practice content relevant to work.
Methods/Statistical analysis: The reasons behind needs for online hands-on training based on occupation were determined by descriptive statistics and chi-square verification using SPSS Window Ver. 25.0. A baseline was established, each score was depicted as a radar chart, and priorities were set by calculating the average of the importance and frequency of use of hands-on training. Finally, the essential components of the additional hands-on training were analyzed and arranged using Word Cloud.
Findings: For nursing home care workers, special care (dementia), emergency response, emotional activity support, and health care activity support were the tasks with an average importance score of 3.74 ± 0.87 and a frequency of use score of 3.49 ± 0.84 for hands-on training. Nursing home care managers had a higher average importance and frequency of use scores than caregivers. Special care tasks (dementia) had an average importance and frequency of use scores of 3.97 ± 0.85 and 3.66 ± 0.96, respectively. The priority analysis performed by calculating the sum of the importance and frequency of use scores for the practice training of nursing home care workers and managers revealed that the first and second positions were special care (dementia) and emergency response, respectively, and were observed for both nursing home care workers and managers. However, after the third position, it varied depending on the characteristics of each occupation.
Improvements/Applications: The improvement of nursing home care skills through online care practice training programs is critical to improve the quality of life of elderly long-term care service recipients in the future. Furthermore, interventional studies are needed to verify the effectiveness of practice content training. Therefore, qualitative research involving in-depth interviews and content analysis with experts is recommended to obtain results that reflect the expertise of the profession.