Stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153887
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Presentation
Title:
Stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly
Abstract:
Stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1997
Conference Date:June 20 - 21, 1997
Author:Sirapo-Ngam, Yupapin, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Associate Professor
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly.



Design: A descriptive design was used. The Roy Adaptation Model and The Lazarus stress, appraisal, and coping model were used to guide the study.



Sample and Setting: The purposive sample consisted of 100 caregivers who lived with and provided care of their dependent elderly, obtained from the out-patient department of Rajvithi hospital, Thailand, during October 1996 to January 1997.



Concept/Variables: Caregiving demands, stress, coping, and quality of life were the variables of the study.



Methods: Data were collected from 100 caregivers. All subjects volunteered to participate in the study by completing the demographic questionnaire, and rating on caregiving demands, stress from giving care, coping scale, and quality of life index.



Findings: The results indicate that the caregivers provided a moderate of care for elders’ demands, and perceived low level of stress. The caregivers used both problem-focused and emotional-focused forms of coping. The proportions of coping strategies the caregivers used from the highest to the lowest were confrontive, palliative, and emotive strategies, respectively. The caregivers perceived fairly good level of quality of life. The stress from giving care, caregivers’ age, and caregiving demands were the significant predictors which accounted for 38.3 percent of variance of quality of life in family caregivers.



Implications for Nursing: This study contributes to nursing practice by identifying caregiving demands which create caregivers’ stress and coping strategies used by the caregivers of dependent elders including their quality of life. Understanding the profile of these data will help nurses design an appropriate intervention for the caregivers of dependent elderly.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
20-Jun-1997
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153887-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly</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">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June 20 - 21, 1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sirapo-Ngam, Yupapin, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">raysr@mahidol.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe stress, coping, and quality of life in family caregivers of dependent elderly.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Design: A descriptive design was used. The Roy Adaptation Model and The Lazarus stress, appraisal, and coping model were used to guide the study.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Sample and Setting: The purposive sample consisted of 100 caregivers who lived with and provided care of their dependent elderly, obtained from the out-patient department of Rajvithi hospital, Thailand, during October 1996 to January 1997.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Concept/Variables: Caregiving demands, stress, coping, and quality of life were the variables of the study.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Methods: Data were collected from 100 caregivers. All subjects volunteered to participate in the study by completing the demographic questionnaire, and rating on caregiving demands, stress from giving care, coping scale, and quality of life index.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Findings: The results indicate that the caregivers provided a moderate of care for elders&rsquo; demands, and perceived low level of stress. The caregivers used both problem-focused and emotional-focused forms of coping. The proportions of coping strategies the caregivers used from the highest to the lowest were confrontive, palliative, and emotive strategies, respectively. The caregivers perceived fairly good level of quality of life. The stress from giving care, caregivers&rsquo; age, and caregiving demands were the significant predictors which accounted for 38.3 percent of variance of quality of life in family caregivers.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Implications for Nursing: This study contributes to nursing practice by identifying caregiving demands which create caregivers&rsquo; stress and coping strategies used by the caregivers of dependent elders including their quality of life. Understanding the profile of these data will help nurses design an appropriate intervention for the caregivers of dependent elderly.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:35:17Z-
dc.date.issued1997-06-20en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:35:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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