Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda: An International Collaborative Pilot

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158699
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Presentation
Title:
Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda: An International Collaborative Pilot
Abstract:
Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda: An International Collaborative Pilot
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Musil, Carol, PhD, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON, Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Co-Authors:Jemimah Mutabaazi, MSN, BNS, DNT, RN, RM; Mariam Walusimbi, MSN, BScN, DipNA, RN/M, Principal Nursing Officer; Jennifer Okonsky, MA, APRN, BC, Clinical Faculty; Yedidah Biribonwa, BScN, DNT, RN, RMN, Part time Lecturer; Sabrina Eagan, MSN, MPH, Clinical F
There has been limited research about the women, primarily grandmothers, caring for over 10 million children in sub-Saharan Africa who are orphaned or in need of care after the loss of one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. While some aspects of caregiving by such grandmothers to their grandchildren may be similar to grandmothers raising grandchildren in the US, other aspects may differ. This pilot project examined a) cross-cultural similarities and differences in the stress, health, depression and problems of grandmothers raising grandchildren whose parents have HIV/AIDS or who died of HIV/AIDS-related causes in Uganda and b) methodological considerations of cross-cultural research. Using a mixed method design, the research team conducted 23 face-to-face, structured interviews and three focus groups with 32 grandmothers raising their own and others’ grandchildren in a village near Kampala, Uganda. In the focus groups, grandmothers reported numerous health problems for themselves and their grandchildren, and the use of both western medicine and traditional healers. Individual data was obtained using translated versions of visual analog scales, the SF-36 general health subscale, the brief CES-D and the Family Inventory of Life Events; the latter 3 scales showed good alpha reliability. Grandmother caregivers reported higher stress, fewer rewards, worse general health and more depressive symptoms compared with US samples. As in the US, grandmothers raising grandchildren described their sense of responsibility for caregiving to grandchildren and also their reliance on other women like themselves for support. Issues related to study design, including planning, conducting and evaluating cross-cultural research, are considered.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGrandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda: An International Collaborative Piloten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158699-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda: An International Collaborative Pilot</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Musil, Carol, PhD, RN</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">SON, Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jemimah Mutabaazi, MSN, BNS, DNT, RN, RM; Mariam Walusimbi, MSN, BScN, DipNA, RN/M, Principal Nursing Officer; Jennifer Okonsky, MA, APRN, BC, Clinical Faculty; Yedidah Biribonwa, BScN, DNT, RN, RMN, Part time Lecturer; Sabrina Eagan, MSN, MPH, Clinical F</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There has been limited research about the women, primarily grandmothers, caring for over 10 million children in sub-Saharan Africa who are orphaned or in need of care after the loss of one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. While some aspects of caregiving by such grandmothers to their grandchildren may be similar to grandmothers raising grandchildren in the US, other aspects may differ. This pilot project examined a) cross-cultural similarities and differences in the stress, health, depression and problems of grandmothers raising grandchildren whose parents have HIV/AIDS or who died of HIV/AIDS-related causes in Uganda and b) methodological considerations of cross-cultural research. Using a mixed method design, the research team conducted 23 face-to-face, structured interviews and three focus groups with 32 grandmothers raising their own and others&rsquo; grandchildren in a village near Kampala, Uganda. In the focus groups, grandmothers reported numerous health problems for themselves and their grandchildren, and the use of both western medicine and traditional healers. Individual data was obtained using translated versions of visual analog scales, the SF-36 general health subscale, the brief CES-D and the Family Inventory of Life Events; the latter 3 scales showed good alpha reliability. Grandmother caregivers reported higher stress, fewer rewards, worse general health and more depressive symptoms compared with US samples. As in the US, grandmothers raising grandchildren described their sense of responsibility for caregiving to grandchildren and also their reliance on other women like themselves for support. Issues related to study design, including planning, conducting and evaluating cross-cultural research, are considered.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:18:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:18:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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