Health-Realted Quality of Life for Caregivers of Preschoolers With Very Low Birthweight

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155683
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health-Realted Quality of Life for Caregivers of Preschoolers With Very Low Birthweight
Abstract:
Health-Realted Quality of Life for Caregivers of Preschoolers With Very Low Birthweight
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Lee, Ching-Fang, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Oriental Institute of Technology
Co-Authors:Li-Yin Chien, ScD
This study evaluated quality of life among caregivers of Taiwanese children with very low birth weight and examined factors associated with their quality of life at age 3 and 4. This study included 118 primary caregivers. Quality of life among primary caregivers was measured by the World Health Organization Questionnaire on Quality of Life: BREF-Taiwan version. The mean score in physical health domain (11.67) were the lowest, followed by environment (12.95), social relationships (13.47), and psychological domains (14.42). Compared to the norm scores among healthy adults, caregivers of children with very low birthweight had lower quality of life scores in physical health domain. Mean scores in the other three domains appeared to be similar. Caregiver with an educational level of college or higher had higher scores in social relationship domain. Children's health problems were significantly associated with caregivers' quality of life in all four domains. For neonatal morbidity, sepsis was associated with scores in the environment domain. Infants' adjusted gestational age at discharge was associated with scores in the social relationship domain. The lower quality of life score in physical health domain among caregivers indicates the need for promoting awareness in healthcare providers of the continuing impact that having a child with very low birth weight has on the quality of life. Healthcare providers should elicit information regarding the caregivers' perceived physical health and intervene early. This may help to improve the quality of life among caregivers of children with very low birth weight.
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.titleHealth-Realted Quality of Life for Caregivers of Preschoolers With Very Low Birthweighten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155683-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health-Realted Quality of Life for Caregivers of Preschoolers With Very Low Birthweight</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Ching-Fang, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oriental Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fk005@ica.oit.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Li-Yin Chien, ScD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study evaluated quality of life among caregivers of Taiwanese children with very low birth weight and examined factors associated with their quality of life at age 3 and 4. This study included 118 primary caregivers. Quality of life among primary caregivers was measured by the World Health Organization Questionnaire on Quality of Life: BREF-Taiwan version. The mean score in physical health domain (11.67) were the lowest, followed by environment (12.95), social relationships (13.47), and psychological domains (14.42). Compared to the norm scores among healthy adults, caregivers of children with very low birthweight had lower quality of life scores in physical health domain. Mean scores in the other three domains appeared to be similar. Caregiver with an educational level of college or higher had higher scores in social relationship domain. Children's health problems were significantly associated with caregivers' quality of life in all four domains. For neonatal morbidity, sepsis was associated with scores in the environment domain. Infants' adjusted gestational age at discharge was associated with scores in the social relationship domain. The lower quality of life score in physical health domain among caregivers indicates the need for promoting awareness in healthcare providers of the continuing impact that having a child with very low birth weight has on the quality of life. Healthcare providers should elicit information regarding the caregivers' perceived physical health and intervene early. This may help to improve the quality of life among caregivers of children with very low birth weight.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:04:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:04:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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