Causal Factors Affecting the Burden of Family Caregivers with Schizophrenic Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150220
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Presentation
Title:
Causal Factors Affecting the Burden of Family Caregivers with Schizophrenic Patients
Abstract:
Causal Factors Affecting the Burden of Family Caregivers with Schizophrenic Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Lim, Young
P.I. Institution Name:Yonsei University
Title:Assistant Professor
The purpose of this study was to test a staged theoretical model designed to explain the burden of family caregivers with schizophrenic patients. A correlational descriptive design, which employed staged causal model as the theoretical base, was used to assess the relationships among various independent and dependent variables. This model contained three stages comprised of context (stage 1), behavior (stage 2), and impact (stage 3). Contextual variable includes the caregiver’s knowledge on the disease of patients with schizophrenia. Stage 2 contains positive coping and negative coping of family caregivers with schizophrenic patients with symptomatic behaviors. Stage 3 contains perceptional outcomes such as caregiving burden. Coping was chosen as a mediating variable to test the implicit assumption that caregiver’s knowledge affects the perception of burden through negative coping. Fifty-seven subjects were participated in this study. Three instruments were used. Knowledge Scale (KS) designed by research team is a 28-item tool constructed in the true/false format, and is scored by the percentage of true response. Coping Scale (CS) contained two sub-scales (Positive and Negative Coping). Burden Scale (BS) was used, modifying burden instrument by translated into Korean developed by Montgomery et al (1985). Demographic variables including caregiver’s age and length of patient’s disease were added to the model based on their possible theoretical relationship with the dependent variables. The model was constructed using hierarchical regression entering first the demographic variables, then positive coping and negative coping, stepping in the variable representing the situational context. For positive coping, only length of disease (b=-.43) initially explained 45% of the variance. For negative coping, caregiver’s age (b=-.31) and knowledge on disease of ill relatives (b=.35) explained 44% of the total variance. Forty seven percent of the variance in the burden was explained by the direct effect of negative coping and indirect effect of knowledge. Whereas the contextual variable, family caregiver’s knowledge had no direct effect on the burden of family caregivers, it had an indirect impact on the burden through negative coping. Caregiver’s age had an indirect effect on the caregiving burden through negative coping of family caregivers. Although previously untested, these results support the assumption that caregiver’s knowledge has an indirect impact on the perception of burden through the negative coping of family caregivers, and coping also mediates the relationships between the contextual factors and the impact of caregiving burden.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCausal Factors Affecting the Burden of Family Caregivers with Schizophrenic Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150220-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Causal Factors Affecting the Burden of Family Caregivers with Schizophrenic Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lim, Young</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yonsei University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ymlim@wonju.yonsei.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to test a staged theoretical model designed to explain the burden of family caregivers with schizophrenic patients. A correlational descriptive design, which employed staged causal model as the theoretical base, was used to assess the relationships among various independent and dependent variables. This model contained three stages comprised of context (stage 1), behavior (stage 2), and impact (stage 3). Contextual variable includes the caregiver&rsquo;s knowledge on the disease of patients with schizophrenia. Stage 2 contains positive coping and negative coping of family caregivers with schizophrenic patients with symptomatic behaviors. Stage 3 contains perceptional outcomes such as caregiving burden. Coping was chosen as a mediating variable to test the implicit assumption that caregiver&rsquo;s knowledge affects the perception of burden through negative coping. Fifty-seven subjects were participated in this study. Three instruments were used. Knowledge Scale (KS) designed by research team is a 28-item tool constructed in the true/false format, and is scored by the percentage of true response. Coping Scale (CS) contained two sub-scales (Positive and Negative Coping). Burden Scale (BS) was used, modifying burden instrument by translated into Korean developed by Montgomery et al (1985). Demographic variables including caregiver&rsquo;s age and length of patient&rsquo;s disease were added to the model based on their possible theoretical relationship with the dependent variables. The model was constructed using hierarchical regression entering first the demographic variables, then positive coping and negative coping, stepping in the variable representing the situational context. For positive coping, only length of disease (b=-.43) initially explained 45% of the variance. For negative coping, caregiver&rsquo;s age (b=-.31) and knowledge on disease of ill relatives (b=.35) explained 44% of the total variance. Forty seven percent of the variance in the burden was explained by the direct effect of negative coping and indirect effect of knowledge. Whereas the contextual variable, family caregiver&rsquo;s knowledge had no direct effect on the burden of family caregivers, it had an indirect impact on the burden through negative coping. Caregiver&rsquo;s age had an indirect effect on the caregiving burden through negative coping of family caregivers. Although previously untested, these results support the assumption that caregiver&rsquo;s knowledge has an indirect impact on the perception of burden through the negative coping of family caregivers, and coping also mediates the relationships between the contextual factors and the impact of caregiving burden.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:19:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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