Bereaved Family Caregivers' Descriptions of Sleep Changes During and After Caregiving

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165459
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bereaved Family Caregivers' Descriptions of Sleep Changes During and After Caregiving
Author(s):
Grimes, C.; Carter, P.; Lopez, M.
Author Details:
C. Grimes, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas, USA; P. Carter; M. Lopez
Abstract:
The findings from this project will support a funding application to be submitted to the National Institutes of Health to conduct a longitudinal study of sleep pattern changes in bereaved family caregivers ad to explore the impact these sleep patterns have on caregiver emotional and physiological health over time. Family caregivers rely on their oncology nurses even after the death of their family member. This study may provide insight into the impact sleep has on the caregiver's bereavement process that oncology nurses can use in their practice. Purpose: Family caregivers of persons with terminal illnesses experience severe levels of stress while providing care and after the death of the patient. Research has shown caregivers’ sleep quality diminishes greatly as a result of providing care to a terminally ill family member. Additionally, research with bereaved caregivers has shown that caregivers continue to experience varying levels of stress that can impact their lives for up to two years after the death of the patient. What is not known is how bereaved caregivers’ sleep is affected and how changes in sleep quality impact the caregiver’s experiences during the first year after the death of the patient. This project proposed to explore sleep changes in bereaved caregivers from the caregiver’s point-of-view. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: A phenomenological frame of reference was used for this study. Methods: This project proposed to explore sleep changes in bereaved caregivers from the caregiver’s point-of-view. Caregiver’s sleep is measured objectively with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Additionally, caregivers were asked to provide narrative descriptions of how their sleep patterns changed during and after caregiving and how these changes may have impacted their quality of life, daily functioning, physiological health, and bereavement process. Data Analysis: Content analysis will be used to explore caregiver narratives for themes that describe their experiences during and after caregiving. Descriptive statistics will be used to explore quantitative sleep (PSQI) and depression (CESD) measures. A comparison of quantitative and qualitative self reports will be conducted for sleep and depression measures. Findings and Implications: This project is in process. Anticipated findings will support further research to describe bereaved caregiver sleep and depression patterns over time and how the caregiver sleep quality may impact physical and emotional health as well as movement through the bereavement process.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBereaved Family Caregivers' Descriptions of Sleep Changes During and After Caregivingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrimes, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarter, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez, M.en_US
dc.author.detailsC. Grimes, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas, USA; P. Carter; M. Lopezen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165459-
dc.description.abstractThe findings from this project will support a funding application to be submitted to the National Institutes of Health to conduct a longitudinal study of sleep pattern changes in bereaved family caregivers ad to explore the impact these sleep patterns have on caregiver emotional and physiological health over time. Family caregivers rely on their oncology nurses even after the death of their family member. This study may provide insight into the impact sleep has on the caregiver's bereavement process that oncology nurses can use in their practice. Purpose: Family caregivers of persons with terminal illnesses experience severe levels of stress while providing care and after the death of the patient. Research has shown caregivers’ sleep quality diminishes greatly as a result of providing care to a terminally ill family member. Additionally, research with bereaved caregivers has shown that caregivers continue to experience varying levels of stress that can impact their lives for up to two years after the death of the patient. What is not known is how bereaved caregivers’ sleep is affected and how changes in sleep quality impact the caregiver’s experiences during the first year after the death of the patient. This project proposed to explore sleep changes in bereaved caregivers from the caregiver’s point-of-view. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: A phenomenological frame of reference was used for this study. Methods: This project proposed to explore sleep changes in bereaved caregivers from the caregiver’s point-of-view. Caregiver’s sleep is measured objectively with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Additionally, caregivers were asked to provide narrative descriptions of how their sleep patterns changed during and after caregiving and how these changes may have impacted their quality of life, daily functioning, physiological health, and bereavement process. Data Analysis: Content analysis will be used to explore caregiver narratives for themes that describe their experiences during and after caregiving. Descriptive statistics will be used to explore quantitative sleep (PSQI) and depression (CESD) measures. A comparison of quantitative and qualitative self reports will be conducted for sleep and depression measures. Findings and Implications: This project is in process. Anticipated findings will support further research to describe bereaved caregiver sleep and depression patterns over time and how the caregiver sleep quality may impact physical and emotional health as well as movement through the bereavement process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:18:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:18:56Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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