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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154781
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Replenishing the Caregiver: A Pilot Intervention Study
Abstract:
Replenishing the Caregiver: A Pilot Intervention Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Blume, Nancy, PhD, RN, BC, ARNP-CNS
P.I. Institution Name:South Dakota State University
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop intervention strategies from a strengths based theoretical caregiving model. Design: A comparative design using correlation coefficients and analysis of variance was used to determine relationships and strength of the variables of concern. Concepts or Variables: The strength of hope stategies, finding meaning strategies, coping strategies and sense of coherence outcome were examined to find which variables (strategies)were useful in caregiver replenishing situations. Population, Sample and Setting: The participants were 140 family caregivers who were actively engaged in caregiving in their homes. They were recruited from caregiver training sessions throughout rural Oklahoma. Methods: Instruments used were the Herth Hope Index, Finding Meaning Through Caregiving Scale, Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale. Descriptive data was also gathered. The strength and degree of associations was measured at the conclusion of training and again at 3 months post training. Findings: Results indicated that the training strategies for Finding Meaning in one's caregiving had a significant relationship to sense of coherence outcome. Strategies maintained over time were also finding meaning and spiritual connectness. Conclusions: Strategies for caregiver training based on finding positive attributes in the caregiving situation was significant. Positive strategies were maintained over time. Enhancing the repertoire of positive strengths through interactive sessions was important in maintaining strategies over time. Implications: Interventions derived from a strengths based theoretical model are useful in caregiver support training. Reinforcing positive aspects of caregiving help caregivers to sustain in their role of in-home caregiving.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReplenishing the Caregiver: A Pilot Intervention Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154781-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Replenishing the Caregiver: A Pilot Intervention Study</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Blume, Nancy, PhD, RN, BC, ARNP-CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">South Dakota State 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">Nancy_Blume@sdstate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop intervention strategies from a strengths based theoretical caregiving model. Design: A comparative design using correlation coefficients and analysis of variance was used to determine relationships and strength of the variables of concern. Concepts or Variables: The strength of hope stategies, finding meaning strategies, coping strategies and sense of coherence outcome were examined to find which variables (strategies)were useful in caregiver replenishing situations. Population, Sample and Setting: The participants were 140 family caregivers who were actively engaged in caregiving in their homes. They were recruited from caregiver training sessions throughout rural Oklahoma. Methods: Instruments used were the Herth Hope Index, Finding Meaning Through Caregiving Scale, Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale. Descriptive data was also gathered. The strength and degree of associations was measured at the conclusion of training and again at 3 months post training. Findings: Results indicated that the training strategies for Finding Meaning in one's caregiving had a significant relationship to sense of coherence outcome. Strategies maintained over time were also finding meaning and spiritual connectness. Conclusions: Strategies for caregiver training based on finding positive attributes in the caregiving situation was significant. Positive strategies were maintained over time. Enhancing the repertoire of positive strengths through interactive sessions was important in maintaining strategies over time. Implications: Interventions derived from a strengths based theoretical model are useful in caregiver support training. Reinforcing positive aspects of caregiving help caregivers to sustain in their role of in-home caregiving.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:16:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:16:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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