Primary Caregivers' Capabilities in Caring for Stroke Patients in the Transitioning Period

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156726
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Primary Caregivers' Capabilities in Caring for Stroke Patients in the Transitioning Period
Abstract:
Primary Caregivers' Capabilities in Caring for Stroke Patients in the Transitioning Period
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Suwanno, Jom, RN, MNS
P.I. Institution Name:Walailak University
Title:Lecturer
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the primary family caregivers’ capabilities in caring for hospitalized stroke patients in the transitioning period before discharge. Theoretical Framework: A theoretical framework was derived from the concept of dependent care agency in Orem’s Self-Care theory and the concepts of family caregiver of the elderly and chronically ill patient. Design: Descriptive research design. Sample and Methods: The purposive sample consisted of 80 primary caregivers of stroke patients who admitted to medical wards of 2 tertiary hospitals in the Southern of Thailand. Demographics data of the caregivers and patients as well as patients’ activities of daily living were assessed through questionnaire. Participant observation and open ended-interview were used to evaluate the primary caregivers’ capabilities in meeting patients’ self-care requisites. Finding: The results of this study indicated that the stroke patients had severe self-care limitations. The overall of primary caregivers’ capabilities in caring was evaluated at the levels fair to good. They could meet patient’s demands at the level good in (1) maintenance of sufficient intakes of water and food; (2) provided subsequent hygiene care; (3) provided sleep and rest; and (4) provided social interaction. Conclusion and Implication: The capability of the primary caregiver is a key component of continuity care during the transitioning from hospital based to home care. The results of this study provided basic knowledge for nursing intervention development focus on the caregiver of stroke patient.
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.titlePrimary Caregivers' Capabilities in Caring for Stroke Patients in the Transitioning Perioden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156726-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Primary Caregivers' Capabilities in Caring for Stroke Patients in the Transitioning Period</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">Suwanno, Jom, RN, MNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Walailak University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sjom@wu.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the primary family caregivers&rsquo; capabilities in caring for hospitalized stroke patients in the transitioning period before discharge. Theoretical Framework: A theoretical framework was derived from the concept of dependent care agency in Orem&rsquo;s Self-Care theory and the concepts of family caregiver of the elderly and chronically ill patient. Design: Descriptive research design. Sample and Methods: The purposive sample consisted of 80 primary caregivers of stroke patients who admitted to medical wards of 2 tertiary hospitals in the Southern of Thailand. Demographics data of the caregivers and patients as well as patients&rsquo; activities of daily living were assessed through questionnaire. Participant observation and open ended-interview were used to evaluate the primary caregivers&rsquo; capabilities in meeting patients&rsquo; self-care requisites. Finding: The results of this study indicated that the stroke patients had severe self-care limitations. The overall of primary caregivers&rsquo; capabilities in caring was evaluated at the levels fair to good. They could meet patient&rsquo;s demands at the level good in (1) maintenance of sufficient intakes of water and food; (2) provided subsequent hygiene care; (3) provided sleep and rest; and (4) provided social interaction. Conclusion and Implication: The capability of the primary caregiver is a key component of continuity care during the transitioning from hospital based to home care. The results of this study provided basic knowledge for nursing intervention development focus on the caregiver of stroke patient.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:04:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:04:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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