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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160710
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Decision-making-focused family caregiver education as a mediator of stress
Abstract:
Decision-making-focused family caregiver education as a mediator of stress
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Narayan, Suzanne, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Metropolitan State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 700 East Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106-5000, USA
Contact Telephone:651.772.7709
Family caregivers of persons with dementia experience substantial stress. Added responsibility for decision making is a major source of this stress. The study tested the effectiveness of two versions of an innovative educational program aimed at strengthening family members' caregiving capabilities. One version used a decision-making framework for enhancing caregivers' skills in making decisions and managing difficult behaviors. The second version emphasized behavior management without the decision-making framework. Subjects were randomized into the two educational programs and a control group. Baseline and 6-month data were gathered using quantitative measures of caregiver role performance and role-specific effects of caregiving. At six months, ANOVA on the first 84 subjects' data revealed that family caregivers in the decision-making version experienced less decisional conflict and uncertainty than control group subjects. Decision-making group subjects also handled factors contributing to uncertainty more effectively than subjects in the behavior management group. Furthermore, decision-making group subjects experienced less role captivity than controls and were less reactive to the care receiver's paranoia than either behavior management or control group subjects. These results suggest that decision-making-focused education may mediate caregivers' stress, particularly by enhancing role performance and reducing role-specific adverse effects of caregiving.
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.titleDecision-making-focused family caregiver education as a mediator of stressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160710-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Decision-making-focused family caregiver education as a mediator of stress</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Narayan, Suzanne, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Metropolitan State 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">School of Nursing, 700 East Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106-5000, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651.772.7709</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suzanne.narayan@metrostate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Family caregivers of persons with dementia experience substantial stress. Added responsibility for decision making is a major source of this stress. The study tested the effectiveness of two versions of an innovative educational program aimed at strengthening family members' caregiving capabilities. One version used a decision-making framework for enhancing caregivers' skills in making decisions and managing difficult behaviors. The second version emphasized behavior management without the decision-making framework. Subjects were randomized into the two educational programs and a control group. Baseline and 6-month data were gathered using quantitative measures of caregiver role performance and role-specific effects of caregiving. At six months, ANOVA on the first 84 subjects' data revealed that family caregivers in the decision-making version experienced less decisional conflict and uncertainty than control group subjects. Decision-making group subjects also handled factors contributing to uncertainty more effectively than subjects in the behavior management group. Furthermore, decision-making group subjects experienced less role captivity than controls and were less reactive to the care receiver's paranoia than either behavior management or control group subjects. These results suggest that decision-making-focused education may mediate caregivers' stress, particularly by enhancing role performance and reducing role-specific adverse effects of caregiving.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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