Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, and Daily Managements among Family Caregivers of Dementia Elders in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160330
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Presentation
Title:
Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, and Daily Managements among Family Caregivers of Dementia Elders in Taiwan
Abstract:
Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, and Daily Managements among Family Caregivers of Dementia Elders in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Cheng, WenYun
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Contact Telephone:011-886-6-2353535-5842
Background- The prevalence of dementia is expected to arise, as well, the impact on family caregivers (FC) is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades. Nonetheless, little research has been published into how FCs undertake such explorations in their day-to-day caregiving task in Taiwan. Aim-This study focused the perceptions and managements of behavior problems among FCs of dementia elders. Method- Thirty FCs, ranging in age from 42 to 78, with a mean of 56.6 years, and predominantly female, were interviewed with semi-structured questionnaire intensively and data were analyzed using life histories approach. An in-depth literature search was also undertaken. Findings- Memory loss was the very first warning sign to awaken the notification of FCs. Most FCs perceived the dementia but did not recognize the irreversibility of illness, which made them embrace improper hope for any recovering. Besides, thematic analyses revealed 3 dimensions, physical, psychiatric, and environment related behavior problems. FCs' behavior managements were analyzed as: balance mutual togetherness, utilize reliable alliances, and apply living equipments. Virtually, the image of person-centered philosophy from caregiving processes, individualized, humanistic, and creative formats were found, which deserved more studies in depth. Conclusion- Taiwanese FC's oriental perceptions and managements were recognized as protective factors against hazardous circumstances and positive indicators for quality care. Key words: Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, Daily Managements, Dementia Family Caregivers (Poster Presentation)
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.titleBehavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, and Daily Managements among Family Caregivers of Dementia Elders in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160330-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, and Daily Managements among Family Caregivers of Dementia Elders in Taiwan</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cheng, WenYun</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">011-886-6-2353535-5842</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wenyun@mail.ncku.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background- The prevalence of dementia is expected to arise, as well, the impact on family caregivers (FC) is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades. Nonetheless, little research has been published into how FCs undertake such explorations in their day-to-day caregiving task in Taiwan. Aim-This study focused the perceptions and managements of behavior problems among FCs of dementia elders. Method- Thirty FCs, ranging in age from 42 to 78, with a mean of 56.6 years, and predominantly female, were interviewed with semi-structured questionnaire intensively and data were analyzed using life histories approach. An in-depth literature search was also undertaken. Findings- Memory loss was the very first warning sign to awaken the notification of FCs. Most FCs perceived the dementia but did not recognize the irreversibility of illness, which made them embrace improper hope for any recovering. Besides, thematic analyses revealed 3 dimensions, physical, psychiatric, and environment related behavior problems. FCs' behavior managements were analyzed as: balance mutual togetherness, utilize reliable alliances, and apply living equipments. Virtually, the image of person-centered philosophy from caregiving processes, individualized, humanistic, and creative formats were found, which deserved more studies in depth. Conclusion- Taiwanese FC's oriental perceptions and managements were recognized as protective factors against hazardous circumstances and positive indicators for quality care. Key words: Behavior Problems, Oriental Perceptions, Daily Managements, Dementia Family Caregivers (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:50:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:50:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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