Intervention Effects on Mexican Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154291
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Presentation
Title:
Intervention Effects on Mexican Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
Abstract:
Intervention Effects on Mexican Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Villarreal Reyna, Maria de los Angeles, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Bertha Salazar Gonzalez, PhD
[Research Presentation] Introduction: Taking care of a person with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has family, social and economic implications; particularly the well being and health of the principal caregiver is often disrupted. Nursing interventions can promote well being of the caregivers, but in Mexico there is a lack of knowledge in this regard. Objectives. Promote positive adaptation represented by a positive attitude towards caregiving, reduction of anxiety and healthful use of humor on Mexican family caregivers of persons with AD through a nursing intervention aimed at the modification of negative thoughts about caretaking and appreciation of pleasant activities. Roy's Adaptation Model (RAM) served as the theoretical background for this research. Materials and methods: An eight week with one month follow upáquasi-experimental design with four groups using a repeated measures analysis. Experimental conditions were: a) total intervention, integrated by the cognitive-behavioral and laughter exercise components (n1 = 12); b) cognitive-behavioral component (n2 = 10);ác) laughter exercise component (n3 = 11); conditions compared to a control group (n4 = 13). Findings: Toward the end of the intervention, repeated measure ANOVAS showed significant effects of the two groups with the cognitive-behavioral component on improvement of attitude toward caregiving (both p < .001), reduction of anxiety (both p = .002), and bad mood (both p equal to or greater than .027); and increase of self enhancing humor (both p = .002) in comparison to the other two groups. These effects remained significant on the first month of follow up. Conclusions: Findings allowed to propose an initial predictive model of the humor phenomenon in the adaptation of Mexican family caregivers of persons with AD derived from RAM. Nursing has the potential to interact with family caregivers and impact their well-being and quality of life, and consequently, their health.
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.titleIntervention Effects on Mexican Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154291-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Intervention Effects on Mexican Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Villarreal Reyna, Maria de los Angeles, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila</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">mced_us@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bertha Salazar Gonzalez, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Introduction: Taking care of a person with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has family, social and economic implications; particularly the well being and health of the principal caregiver is often disrupted. Nursing interventions can promote well being of the caregivers, but in Mexico there is a lack of knowledge in this regard. Objectives. Promote positive adaptation represented by a positive attitude towards caregiving, reduction of anxiety and healthful use of humor on Mexican family caregivers of persons with AD through a nursing intervention aimed at the modification of negative thoughts about caretaking and appreciation of pleasant activities. Roy's Adaptation Model (RAM) served as the theoretical background for this research. Materials and methods: An eight week with one month follow up&aacute;quasi-experimental design with four groups using a repeated measures analysis. Experimental conditions were: a) total intervention, integrated by the cognitive-behavioral and laughter exercise components (n1 = 12); b) cognitive-behavioral component (n2 = 10);&aacute;c) laughter exercise component (n3 = 11); conditions compared to a control group (n4 = 13). Findings: Toward the end of the intervention, repeated measure ANOVAS showed significant effects of the two groups with the cognitive-behavioral component on improvement of attitude toward caregiving (both p &lt; .001), reduction of anxiety (both p = .002), and bad mood (both p equal to or greater than .027); and increase of self enhancing humor (both p = .002) in comparison to the other two groups. These effects remained significant on the first month of follow up. Conclusions: Findings allowed to propose an initial predictive model of the humor phenomenon in the adaptation of Mexican family caregivers of persons with AD derived from RAM. Nursing has the potential to interact with family caregivers and impact their well-being and quality of life, and consequently, their health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:53:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:53:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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