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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160892
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of the Elder Care Experience by Adult Children
Abstract:
Predictors of the Elder Care Experience by Adult Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sietsema, Debra, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Hope College
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 35 E 12th St, Holland, MI, 49423, USA
Contact Telephone:(616) 395-7536
Elder care provided by adult children is a challenge faced by an increasing number of families. Based on Human Ecology theory, this investigation examined caregiving circumstances, resources, and deterrents as predictors of the intergenerational caregiver experience. A sample of 541 unpaid daughters and sons who were primary caregivers of their elderly parents were surveyed as part of the National Informal Caregivers Survey of the National Long Term Care Survey in 1999. Analyses included correlations, multiple regression, path analysis, and t-tests. Positive and negative outcomes of the caregiving experience were included: self-esteem, appreciation of life, energy expenditure, stress level, physical strain, and financial hardship. Caregiving time, the amount of care provided, external support, coping behaviors, and care recipient helpful behaviors predicted energy expenditure, stress level, physical strain, and financial hardship. Family or friend support, and care recipient helpful and difficult behaviors predicted self-esteem, and family or friend support and care recipient difficult behaviors predicted appreciation of life. Additionally, family or friend support, care recipient difficult behaviors, family conflict, and caregiving issues mediated the caregiving circumstances on the caregiving outcomes. Caregiving sons and daughters differed, and daughters had a greater appreciation of life while experiencing greater energy expenditure and enduring greater financial hardship as a result of the caregiving experience. Through individualized assessment and intervention, this study supports the need for nursing professionals to assist families in the preparation, planning, anticipatory strategies, and coping with the events associated with caregiving. Realizing the predictors of the caregiving experience will assist nurses to promote caregiver and family well-being. Future research should include a comparative study of the next wave of data from 2004, and a qualitative approach would assist in further examining meanings embedded in the emotional response and feelings in the use of resources, deterrents, and outcomes of the caregiving 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.titlePredictors of the Elder Care Experience by Adult Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160892-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of the Elder Care Experience by Adult Children</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sietsema, Debra, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hope College</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">Department of Nursing, 35 E 12th St, Holland, MI, 49423, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(616) 395-7536</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sietsema@hope.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Elder care provided by adult children is a challenge faced by an increasing number of families. Based on Human Ecology theory, this investigation examined caregiving circumstances, resources, and deterrents as predictors of the intergenerational caregiver experience. A sample of 541 unpaid daughters and sons who were primary caregivers of their elderly parents were surveyed as part of the National Informal Caregivers Survey of the National Long Term Care Survey in 1999. Analyses included correlations, multiple regression, path analysis, and t-tests. Positive and negative outcomes of the caregiving experience were included: self-esteem, appreciation of life, energy expenditure, stress level, physical strain, and financial hardship. Caregiving time, the amount of care provided, external support, coping behaviors, and care recipient helpful behaviors predicted energy expenditure, stress level, physical strain, and financial hardship. Family or friend support, and care recipient helpful and difficult behaviors predicted self-esteem, and family or friend support and care recipient difficult behaviors predicted appreciation of life. Additionally, family or friend support, care recipient difficult behaviors, family conflict, and caregiving issues mediated the caregiving circumstances on the caregiving outcomes. Caregiving sons and daughters differed, and daughters had a greater appreciation of life while experiencing greater energy expenditure and enduring greater financial hardship as a result of the caregiving experience. Through individualized assessment and intervention, this study supports the need for nursing professionals to assist families in the preparation, planning, anticipatory strategies, and coping with the events associated with caregiving. Realizing the predictors of the caregiving experience will assist nurses to promote caregiver and family well-being. Future research should include a comparative study of the next wave of data from 2004, and a qualitative approach would assist in further examining meanings embedded in the emotional response and feelings in the use of resources, deterrents, and outcomes of the caregiving experience.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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