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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161452
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Caregiver Burden and Caregiver Health: The Influence of Self-Care
Abstract:
Caregiver Burden and Caregiver Health: The Influence of Self-Care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Jirovec, Mary
Contact Address:CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Jillon S. Vander Wal
The effects of caregiving for a dependent elder on the caregiver have generated considerable interest in the literature. The purpose of this research was to explore the influence of self-care on the well-being of caregivers of dependent elders. Research has shown that the effects of caregiving include influences on the physical and mental health and well-being of the caregiver. Orem’s theory of self-care guided the study. According to Orem, self-care is a human function that individuals perform for themselves to maintain physical and psychic functioning, daily functioning, and development. However, the previous caregiving research has not explored the possible links between self-care, caregiver burden, and health. According to Orem’s theory, self-care would be pivotal in caregivers maintaining their own well-being. This was explored with 136 caregivers of incontinent, memory-impaired elders. The data was collected at baseline with caregivers who had volunteered for an intervention study. The variables included self-rated physical health, depression, self-perceived well being, subjective and objective burden, and caregivers’ self-care abilities. Self-care mediated the relationships between subjective burden and both self-rated health and general well-being and partially mediated the relationship between subjective burden and depression. In addition, self-care mediated the relationships between objective burden and both depression and well-being. Results are discussed in terms of an innovative conceptual model. Within this conceptual framework, self-care is influential in caregiving outcomes. Using this model, intervention work related to the burden of caregiving needs to include caregivers’ self-care. AN: MN030100
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.titleCaregiver Burden and Caregiver Health: The Influence of Self-Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161452-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caregiver Burden and Caregiver Health: The Influence of Self-Care</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jirovec, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jillon S. Vander Wal</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The effects of caregiving for a dependent elder on the caregiver have generated considerable interest in the literature. The purpose of this research was to explore the influence of self-care on the well-being of caregivers of dependent elders. Research has shown that the effects of caregiving include influences on the physical and mental health and well-being of the caregiver. Orem&rsquo;s theory of self-care guided the study. According to Orem, self-care is a human function that individuals perform for themselves to maintain physical and psychic functioning, daily functioning, and development. However, the previous caregiving research has not explored the possible links between self-care, caregiver burden, and health. According to Orem&rsquo;s theory, self-care would be pivotal in caregivers maintaining their own well-being. This was explored with 136 caregivers of incontinent, memory-impaired elders. The data was collected at baseline with caregivers who had volunteered for an intervention study. The variables included self-rated physical health, depression, self-perceived well being, subjective and objective burden, and caregivers&rsquo; self-care abilities. Self-care mediated the relationships between subjective burden and both self-rated health and general well-being and partially mediated the relationship between subjective burden and depression. In addition, self-care mediated the relationships between objective burden and both depression and well-being. Results are discussed in terms of an innovative conceptual model. Within this conceptual framework, self-care is influential in caregiving outcomes. Using this model, intervention work related to the burden of caregiving needs to include caregivers&rsquo; self-care. AN: MN030100 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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