Impairments Following Traumatic Brain Injury and their Relationship with Perceived Distress Levels in Caregivers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152492
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Presentation
Title:
Impairments Following Traumatic Brain Injury and their Relationship with Perceived Distress Levels in Caregivers
Abstract:
Impairments Following Traumatic Brain Injury and their Relationship with Perceived Distress Levels in Caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lou, Meei-Fang, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Title:Assistant Professor
The purpose of the study was to understand the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes following traumatic brain injury and their relationship with perceived distress levels in family caregivers. Data were collected in a traumatic head injury out patient clinic of a medical center on northern Taiwan. Interview, self-report questionnaire and medical record review were used for data collection. A total of 65 patients with a mean age of 45years were recruited to this study. The average time post injury was 20 months. Patients' functional status, measured by Barthel Index, ranged from 0 to 100 with a mean of 83.9. Patients' cognitive function, measured by MMSE, ranged from 0-30 with a mean of 23. The most frequently reported neurobehaviors were memory deficit, fatigue, and somatic concern. After patient's injury, the reported health status, measured by Chinese health questionnaire, of caregivers was poor to moderate; their perceived social support was moderate to good; and their perceived quality of life was poor. Caregiver's distress level was correlated significantly with patient's neurobehaviors (r = 0.79, p = 0.000), and caregiver's health status (r = 0.52, p = 0.000). The longer the duration after injury, the less perceived social support of caregiver (r = -0.25, p = 0.047). Four factors, perceived social support of the caregivers (beta = -0.24, p = 0.030), caregiver's age (beta = -0.45, p = 0.000), caregiver's years of education (beta = -0.42, p = 0.001), and patient's neurobehavioral score (beta = 0.35, p = 0.002), were significant predictors for caregiver's health status. A total of 37.1% variance was accounted for by these four factors. The results of the study will be used to identify risk group earlier and set up effective interventions for brain injury patients and their family caregivers for next step study.
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.titleImpairments Following Traumatic Brain Injury and their Relationship with Perceived Distress Levels in Caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152492-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impairments Following Traumatic Brain Injury and their Relationship with Perceived Distress Levels in Caregivers</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lou, Meei-Fang, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of Medicine, National Taiwan 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">mfalou@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of the study was to understand the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes following traumatic brain injury and their relationship with perceived distress levels in family caregivers. Data were collected in a traumatic head injury out patient clinic of a medical center on northern Taiwan. Interview, self-report questionnaire and medical record review were used for data collection. A total of 65 patients with a mean age of 45years were recruited to this study. The average time post injury was 20 months. Patients' functional status, measured by Barthel Index, ranged from 0 to 100 with a mean of 83.9. Patients' cognitive function, measured by MMSE, ranged from 0-30 with a mean of 23. The most frequently reported neurobehaviors were memory deficit, fatigue, and somatic concern. After patient's injury, the reported health status, measured by Chinese health questionnaire, of caregivers was poor to moderate; their perceived social support was moderate to good; and their perceived quality of life was poor. Caregiver's distress level was correlated significantly with patient's neurobehaviors (r = 0.79, p = 0.000), and caregiver's health status (r = 0.52, p = 0.000). The longer the duration after injury, the less perceived social support of caregiver (r = -0.25, p = 0.047). Four factors, perceived social support of the caregivers (beta = -0.24, p = 0.030), caregiver's age (beta = -0.45, p = 0.000), caregiver's years of education (beta = -0.42, p = 0.001), and patient's neurobehavioral score (beta = 0.35, p = 0.002), were significant predictors for caregiver's health status. A total of 37.1% variance was accounted for by these four factors. The results of the study will be used to identify risk group earlier and set up effective interventions for brain injury patients and their family caregivers for next step study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:38:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:38:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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