Influence of support systems and internal system resources on family well-being of caregivers of a depressed family member

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160730
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influence of support systems and internal system resources on family well-being of caregivers of a depressed family member
Abstract:
Influence of support systems and internal system resources on family well-being of caregivers of a depressed family member
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Richardson, Diane
Health professionals are interested in families who have a high level of well-being in spite of coping with the difficulties related to caring for a depressed elderly family member at home. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation provided the conceptual framework to explore the hypothesis of a positive relationship between family social support and family well-being, and family internal system resources and family well-being. Thirty caregivers volunteered and were interviewed in their homes using the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Scale (F-COPES), the Family Hardiness Index (FHI), and the Family APGAR. Although weak, positive correlations were noted for the hypothesized relationships, these were not statistically significant and the hypothesis was not supported in this study. Significant moderate positive relationships found among selected subscales of the FHI and F-COPES indicate that some internal family resources support coping of families with a depressed family member. Overall, the caregivers focused on the positive aspects of caring for the family member and felt their family relationships were strengthened by the experience.
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.titleInfluence of support systems and internal system resources on family well-being of caregivers of a depressed family memberen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160730-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influence of support systems and internal system resources on family well-being of caregivers of a depressed family member</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">Richardson, Diane</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bostroma@gvsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health professionals are interested in families who have a high level of well-being in spite of coping with the difficulties related to caring for a depressed elderly family member at home. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation provided the conceptual framework to explore the hypothesis of a positive relationship between family social support and family well-being, and family internal system resources and family well-being. Thirty caregivers volunteered and were interviewed in their homes using the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Scale (F-COPES), the Family Hardiness Index (FHI), and the Family APGAR. Although weak, positive correlations were noted for the hypothesized relationships, these were not statistically significant and the hypothesis was not supported in this study. Significant moderate positive relationships found among selected subscales of the FHI and F-COPES indicate that some internal family resources support coping of families with a depressed family member. Overall, the caregivers focused on the positive aspects of caring for the family member and felt their family relationships were strengthened by the experience.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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