Relationship Grandfather-Grandson, Strengths and Weaknesses in the Bond in Students of the Faculty of Nursing

Monday, 9 November 2015

Gnalen Kourouma, BS1
Lenda Sharon Ramírez-Pérez, RN2
Karina Macías-Patiño, RN3
Maria Magdalena Delabra-Salinas, MSN, RN4
Maria Ascencion Tello Sr., MSN, RN1
Luis Cortez-González Sr., MN, RN1
María de los Ángeles Villarreal-Reyna, PhD4
José Rebolloso-Hernandez, RN4
(1)School of Nursing, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico
(2)Shool of Nursing, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
(3)School of Nursing, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
(4)School of Nursing, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico

Intergenerational family relationships in the grandparent-grandchild relationship is an important aspect in society therefore it is significant to study the quality of this bond,  since grandparents that have better relationships with their grandchildren, have less risks getting sick, which is important to the discipline of nursing, which is to preserve the health of the elderly.

The purpose of this study focuses on the factors involved in the relationship grandfather -grandson of the students of the Faculty of Nursing."Dr Santiago Valdés Galindo”.

Methodology: The study is descriptive, for a sample of 170 nursing students. Sampling shall be stratified by grade level, the inclusion criteria are: Grandparents with which the grandchild has a greater relationship of cohabitation, adults 60 and over who are grandparents, grownup grandchildren aged 19-30 studying at the Faculty of Nursing and students that have both paternal and maternal grandparents. Exclusion criteria are: grandparents and grandchildren who do not meet theestablished age range, grandchildren who have maternal and paternal grandparents but live outside the city of Saltillo, Coahuila; and grandparents who scored 8-10 errors in the Pfeiffer scale. Elimination criteria are: grandparents who failed the test of Pfeiffer, grandparents or grandchildren who do not answer entirely the quiz used to apply the study and grandchildren that have both grandparents but ultimately failed to apply the quiz to both of them. 3 measuring instruments shall apply: the first unit of analysis will be a quiz for the grandchildren,this quiz measures the perception that grandchildren have of the relationship with their grandparents, it contains 22 multiple choice items except questions 6 and 14 which are open questions; The second instrument is the Pfeiffer, where the unit of analysis is the grandfather, it consists of 10 open questions items to determine the degree of cognition of the elderly; and finally a third instrument to be applied to the grandparents, 32 multiple choice items, except questions 10 and 14 which are open questions.

The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21 will be used to perform the statistical analysis of each of the study variables. The information obtained will be processed and a correlational descriptive statistics will be performed.