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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158063
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptoms of Stress of Family Caregivers with a Chronic Mental Illness
Abstract:
Symptoms of Stress of Family Caregivers with a Chronic Mental Illness
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Han, Kuem-Sun, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Korea University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 126-1, AnAmDong 5 Ga, SungBukGu, Seoul, 136-705, Korea
Contact Telephone:011-82-02-3290-4919
Co-Authors:BoGyum Yang, RN, MN; and YounJeong Chang, RN
Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify influencing factors on symptoms of stress of the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness in Korean. Background: The symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a family member having chronic illness has been considered as major variables to influencing factors on health care problem and quality of life. However, little research has been done on symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a chronic mental illness in Korean. Methods: Data were collected over 6 month period on 365 families with a member having a chronic mental illness, in a psychiatric out-patient clinic of a general hospital and a government psychiatric hospital in Seoul, Korea. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlations, stepwise multiple regression. Results: Results indicated significant positive correlation (P<.05) among symptoms of stress and perceived stress. Symptoms of stress showed significant negative correlation (P<.05) with health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation. Stepwise multiple regression revealed that most powerful predictor of symptoms of stress was perceived stress (19%). The combination of perceived stress, health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation accounted for 43% of the variance in symptoms of stress. Data from this study suggest that perceived stress, health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation are significant influencing factors on symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness in Korean. Implications: These results have important implications for the development and testing of stress management program for the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness. In developing stress management program the major influencing variables described above need to be carefully evaluated. As the proportion of chronic mental illness population continues to increase it is essential to develop nursing interventions that are cost effective and maximize quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSymptoms of Stress of Family Caregivers with a Chronic Mental Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158063-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Symptoms of Stress of Family Caregivers with a Chronic Mental Illness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Han, Kuem-Sun, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Korea University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 126-1, AnAmDong 5 Ga, SungBukGu, Seoul, 136-705, Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">011-82-02-3290-4919</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hksun@korea.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">BoGyum Yang, RN, MN; and YounJeong Chang, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify influencing factors on symptoms of stress of the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness in Korean. Background: The symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a family member having chronic illness has been considered as major variables to influencing factors on health care problem and quality of life. However, little research has been done on symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a chronic mental illness in Korean. Methods: Data were collected over 6 month period on 365 families with a member having a chronic mental illness, in a psychiatric out-patient clinic of a general hospital and a government psychiatric hospital in Seoul, Korea. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlations, stepwise multiple regression. Results: Results indicated significant positive correlation (P&lt;.05) among symptoms of stress and perceived stress. Symptoms of stress showed significant negative correlation (P&lt;.05) with health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation. Stepwise multiple regression revealed that most powerful predictor of symptoms of stress was perceived stress (19%). The combination of perceived stress, health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation accounted for 43% of the variance in symptoms of stress. Data from this study suggest that perceived stress, health promoting behavior, family hardiness, and family adaptation are significant influencing factors on symptoms of stress among the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness in Korean. Implications: These results have important implications for the development and testing of stress management program for the family caregivers with a family member having chronic mental illness. In developing stress management program the major influencing variables described above need to be carefully evaluated. As the proportion of chronic mental illness population continues to increase it is essential to develop nursing interventions that are cost effective and maximize quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:28:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:28:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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