Effect of Caregiver Perception of Preparedness on Burden in an Oncology Population

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165673
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of Caregiver Perception of Preparedness on Burden in an Oncology Population
Author(s):
Scherbring, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Scherbring, email: scherbring.mary@mayo.edu
Abstract:
Purpose/Objectives: Identify the level of lay caregiver burden and perception of preparedness that exists for the oncology population prior to hospital discharge, 7 to 10 days after discharge, and one month after discharge; determine what change occurs in these levels over time; and determine the strength of relationship that exists between the level of caregiver burden and caregiver perception of preparedness from pre-discharge to one month following discharge. Design: Descriptive, correlational design, using repeated measures. Setting: Large tertiary-care private medical center in the mid western US. Sample: 59 lay caregivers of oncology patients dismissed from inpatient hospital status. Methods: Caregivers completed Robinson’s Caregiver Strain Index and Archbold’s Preparedness Scale questionnaire immediately prior to discharge, 7 to 10 days post-discharge, and 28 to 30 days post-discharge. Main Research Variables: Caregiver’s perception of preparedness and of burden. Findings: Preparedness levels ranged between somewhat and pretty well prepared, and were consistent over time. Burden levels were moderate, and consistent over time. Increased levels of preparedness were associated with decreased levels of burden, with this relationship consistent over time. Conclusions: Preparedness levels of caregivers can be enhanced, while the transition from hospital to home doesn’t impact this experience. Burden experiences of caregivers are real, and not affected by the hospital to home transition. Burden experiences can be influenced by perceptions of preparedness. Implications for Nursing Practice: Efforts to enhance preparedness of lay caregivers can influence their burden experience.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Diego, California, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of Caregiver Perception of Preparedness on Burden in an Oncology Populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScherbring, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Scherbring, email: scherbring.mary@mayo.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165673-
dc.description.abstractPurpose/Objectives: Identify the level of lay caregiver burden and perception of preparedness that exists for the oncology population prior to hospital discharge, 7 to 10 days after discharge, and one month after discharge; determine what change occurs in these levels over time; and determine the strength of relationship that exists between the level of caregiver burden and caregiver perception of preparedness from pre-discharge to one month following discharge. Design: Descriptive, correlational design, using repeated measures. Setting: Large tertiary-care private medical center in the mid western US. Sample: 59 lay caregivers of oncology patients dismissed from inpatient hospital status. Methods: Caregivers completed Robinson’s Caregiver Strain Index and Archbold’s Preparedness Scale questionnaire immediately prior to discharge, 7 to 10 days post-discharge, and 28 to 30 days post-discharge. Main Research Variables: Caregiver’s perception of preparedness and of burden. Findings: Preparedness levels ranged between somewhat and pretty well prepared, and were consistent over time. Burden levels were moderate, and consistent over time. Increased levels of preparedness were associated with decreased levels of burden, with this relationship consistent over time. Conclusions: Preparedness levels of caregivers can be enhanced, while the transition from hospital to home doesn’t impact this experience. Burden experiences of caregivers are real, and not affected by the hospital to home transition. Burden experiences can be influenced by perceptions of preparedness. Implications for Nursing Practice: Efforts to enhance preparedness of lay caregivers can influence their burden experience.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:22:53Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.name26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Diego, 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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