Influences of Spiritual Well-Being and Coping on Family Caregiver Mental Health

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151214
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influences of Spiritual Well-Being and Coping on Family Caregiver Mental Health
Abstract:
Influences of Spiritual Well-Being and Coping on Family Caregiver Mental Health
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Yeh, Pi-Ming, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Margaret J. Bull, PhD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Statement of the Problem: Recent literature suggests the spirituality might serve as a protective factor. However, few studies explored the relationship of family caregivers' coping strategies and spiritual well-being on family caregivers' mental health. Information on these relationships can provide insights to design interventions to alleviate burden. Objectives: To explore the relationships of coping strategies and spiritual well-being on mental health of family caregivers for elders recently hospitalized with heart failure. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: The theoretical framework for this study is based on a modification of the stress, coping, and adaptation model proposed by Lazarus & Folkman. Subjects: A convenience sample of 36 primary caregivers of hospitalized patients diagnosed with heart failure was recruited from a Midwest Medical Center. Methodology: A descriptive, correlational research design was used. Data on spiritual well-being, coping and mental health were collected using structured questionnaires with two weeks after patient's discharge from hospital. Analysis: The analyses were conducted using the (SPSS) PC. Descriptive statistics (mean, SD, range, frequency, and percent) were used to examine the data. Pearson-Product Moment Correlation was used to test the hypotheses. Results: The mean age of family caregivers was 60.8 years (SD = 16.1). The majority were female (72.2%), married (69.4%), Christian (91.7%) and more than half (55.6 %) had a high school education. The findings indicate that total scores of spiritual well-being had a significant inverse relationship with anxiety (p ? .05), depression (p ? .01), somatic (p ? .05), anger/hostility (p ? .05) and total scores of negative mental health symptoms (p ? .01). Coping strategies had a significant inverse relationship with depression (p ? .01), anger/hostility (p ? .01) and total scores of negative mental health symptoms (p ? .05). Implications: Designing interventions to enhance coping and spiritual well-being might result in improved mental health for family caregivers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluences of Spiritual Well-Being and Coping on Family Caregiver Mental Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151214-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influences of Spiritual Well-Being and Coping on Family Caregiver Mental Health</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yeh, Pi-Ming, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State 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">pimingyeh@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret J. Bull, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Statement of the Problem: Recent literature suggests the spirituality might serve as a protective factor. However, few studies explored the relationship of family caregivers' coping strategies and spiritual well-being on family caregivers' mental health. Information on these relationships can provide insights to design interventions to alleviate burden. Objectives: To explore the relationships of coping strategies and spiritual well-being on mental health of family caregivers for elders recently hospitalized with heart failure. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: The theoretical framework for this study is based on a modification of the stress, coping, and adaptation model proposed by Lazarus &amp; Folkman. Subjects: A convenience sample of 36 primary caregivers of hospitalized patients diagnosed with heart failure was recruited from a Midwest Medical Center. Methodology: A descriptive, correlational research design was used. Data on spiritual well-being, coping and mental health were collected using structured questionnaires with two weeks after patient's discharge from hospital. Analysis: The analyses were conducted using the (SPSS) PC. Descriptive statistics (mean, SD, range, frequency, and percent) were used to examine the data. Pearson-Product Moment Correlation was used to test the hypotheses. Results: The mean age of family caregivers was 60.8 years (SD = 16.1). The majority were female (72.2%), married (69.4%), Christian (91.7%) and more than half (55.6 %) had a high school education. The findings indicate that total scores of spiritual well-being had a significant inverse relationship with anxiety (p ? .05), depression (p ? .01), somatic (p ? .05), anger/hostility (p ? .05) and total scores of negative mental health symptoms (p ? .01). Coping strategies had a significant inverse relationship with depression (p ? .01), anger/hostility (p ? .01) and total scores of negative mental health symptoms (p ? .05). Implications: Designing interventions to enhance coping and spiritual well-being might result in improved mental health for family caregivers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:55:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:55:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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