Stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153896
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Presentation
Title:
Stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS
Abstract:
Stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Hansell, Phyllis, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Seton Hall University
Title:Chair Graduate Nursing Department
Objectives: (1) to determine caregivers' problems; (2) to measure caregiver stress, caregiver coping, and caregiver social support. Methods: A descriptive survey design was used to implement the study. Subjects included 120 primary caregivers of AIDS children. Data were collected as part of a larger intervention study designed to test the effect of a social support intervention. The outcome measures were stress, coping, social support, and caregiver problems. Study measures were: F-COPES, the Derogatis Stress Profile, and The Tilden Interpersonal Relationship Inventory. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and caregiver problems were determined using content analysis. Results: The results of the study indicate that caregivers of children with AIDS experience multiple problems. Problems included: health status of child, self or family; health care services; transportation; finances; housing; food; schools; employment; clothing; counseling for child, self, family; prescription medications; recreation and rest. Subject scores for stress, coping, and social support are in the midrange. Conclusions: The results of this preliminary study indicate that these caregivers are not experiencing excessively high levels of stress and that they are coping and that their levels of social support are in the midrange. These results, however, are only related to the baseline data collection point of this intervention study. Health Care providers must assess levels of stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS over time and explore ways to help caregivers deal with identified.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153896-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS</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">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hansell, Phyllis, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seton Hall University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chair Graduate Nursing Department</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Hanselph@shu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: (1) to determine caregivers' problems; (2) to measure caregiver stress, caregiver coping, and caregiver social support. Methods: A descriptive survey design was used to implement the study. Subjects included 120 primary caregivers of AIDS children. Data were collected as part of a larger intervention study designed to test the effect of a social support intervention. The outcome measures were stress, coping, social support, and caregiver problems. Study measures were: F-COPES, the Derogatis Stress Profile, and The Tilden Interpersonal Relationship Inventory. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and caregiver problems were determined using content analysis. Results: The results of the study indicate that caregivers of children with AIDS experience multiple problems. Problems included: health status of child, self or family; health care services; transportation; finances; housing; food; schools; employment; clothing; counseling for child, self, family; prescription medications; recreation and rest. Subject scores for stress, coping, and social support are in the midrange. Conclusions: The results of this preliminary study indicate that these caregivers are not experiencing excessively high levels of stress and that they are coping and that their levels of social support are in the midrange. These results, however, are only related to the baseline data collection point of this intervention study. Health Care providers must assess levels of stress, coping, social support and problems experienced by caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS over time and explore ways to help caregivers deal with identified.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:35:41Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:35:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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