Relationship of the perceived stress scale to salivary cortisol in family caregivers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160741
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationship of the perceived stress scale to salivary cortisol in family caregivers
Abstract:
Relationship of the perceived stress scale to salivary cortisol in family caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Schwarz, Karen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Akron
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA
Contact Telephone:330.972.7682
Geriatricians have developed assessment tools for measuring stress in caregivers. However, little research has examined the accuracy of the subjects' recollections in completing questionnaires or being interviewed. The main purpose of the study was to validate the global Perceived Stress Scale as an accurate measure of caregiver stress. Lazarus and Folkman's theory of stress and coping provided the theoretical framework. Seventy-five family caregivers to patients with CHF were interviewed mid-morning with the Perceived Stress Scale and CES-D. Salivettes were used to collect saliva samples that were analyzed by a medical technologist. Stress and depression were low and the measure of salivary cortisol was within normal limits. With ANOVA, there were no significant associations between salivary cortisol and the Perceived Stress Scale. The Perceived Stress Scale and the CES-D were significantly related. A recommendation for future nursing research is to collect saliva samples over multiple time points and compare these measures with the Perceived Stress Scale. Demands of caregiving alter how and when stress is perceived.
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.titleRelationship of the perceived stress scale to salivary cortisol in family caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160741-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship of the perceived stress scale to salivary cortisol in family caregivers</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">Schwarz, Karen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.972.7682</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen12@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Geriatricians have developed assessment tools for measuring stress in caregivers. However, little research has examined the accuracy of the subjects' recollections in completing questionnaires or being interviewed. The main purpose of the study was to validate the global Perceived Stress Scale as an accurate measure of caregiver stress. Lazarus and Folkman's theory of stress and coping provided the theoretical framework. Seventy-five family caregivers to patients with CHF were interviewed mid-morning with the Perceived Stress Scale and CES-D. Salivettes were used to collect saliva samples that were analyzed by a medical technologist. Stress and depression were low and the measure of salivary cortisol was within normal limits. With ANOVA, there were no significant associations between salivary cortisol and the Perceived Stress Scale. The Perceived Stress Scale and the CES-D were significantly related. A recommendation for future nursing research is to collect saliva samples over multiple time points and compare these measures with the Perceived Stress Scale. Demands of caregiving alter how and when stress is perceived.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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