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Okamoto, F. and Ishii, K. (2005) Factor Analysis of Nurse’s View on Life and Death and Influence on Scale. (Kangoshi no shiseikanshakudosakusei to shakudonieikyowooyobosuyoinbunseki). Journal of Japanese Society for Nursing Research, 28, 53-59.

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  • TITLE: Factor Analysis of Acute Ward Nurses’ Concepts of Life and Death

    AUTHORS: Yusuke Sakurai, Miwa Yamamoto

    KEYWORDS: Anxiety, Attitude to Death, Fear, Nurses, Thanatology

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.8 No.9, September 13, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Background: The Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications announced that the proportion of elderly people aged 65 or over in the total population of Japan reached a record high of 26.7% in the present Japan. Aims: This paper aimed to clarify from acute ward nurses’ concepts of life and death in Japan. Methods: Questionnaires were distributed to 720 nurses working in acute care hospital A in the Kansai area in Japan. Distribution destinations were all wards except for operating rooms and outpatient clinics. We initially classified the 27 items from Hirai et al.’s death and life scale into the initial seven factors (via promax rotation). Operational Definition: In my analysis, I relied considerably on the seven-point Likert scale of the Concept of life and death. Ethical Considerations: The present study was approved by the Tottori University Ethics Review Committee (1603 A 156). Results: The initial factor analysis revealed that 10 of the 27 items were inadequate. Thus, a second analysis was conducted on the remaining 17 items. The KMO analysis produced a value of 0.8. A Bartlett’s test produced a significant result (p Consideration: The first factor comprised all subscales except for the “death avoidance” subscale, which fit better within the fourth factor. These factors included “A comprehensive view of life and death” “Sharing the fate of death and liberation” “Death fear, anxiety, and avoidance”, and “Liberation from life and a world after death”.