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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211542
Type:
Research Study
Title:
OPTIMIZING WELL-BEING in CAREGIVERS OF A SPOUSE WITH DEMENTIA
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of the project is to test the theory-based Health Empowerment Intervention (HEI) with older caregivers of a spouse with dementia with the intent of assessing intervention feasibility and evaluating the impact of the HEI on theoretical mediators of health empowerment, purposeful participation in goal attainment, and the health outcome of well-being. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: An ever increasing number of older couples are faced with the situation of a changing relationship that is evolving into one of caregiving and care receiving.  Older caregivers, caring for a spouse with dementia outside an institutional or clinical setting, may be isolated or marginalized within the community.  As a result, these individuals in a spousal caregiving role frequently experience physical, psychological, and economic impacts on their individual well-being. Methods: The study will employ a 2 (group) X 3 (occasions of measurement) randomized controlled design.  Participants will be 55 years of age and older, male and female, providing primary care for a spouse with dementia, and residing in various parish communities in a southwestern metropolitan area.  A network sampling method will be used to intentionally include specific attributes among the selected participants.  Participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group or comparison group.  The intervention group will receive six consecutive group sessions following a standardized format designed to facilitate recognition of personal resources, social contextual resources, and the identification of desired health goals and the approach to attain these goals.  The control group will attend six group sessions focusing on health and safety issues relevant to older adults. Results: Data will be analyzed using a two-sample group, repeated-measures analyses of variance (ANOVAs) designed to examine the effects of HEI on health empowerment, purposeful participation in attaining health goals, and perceived well-being. Implications: Nurses practicing from a health empowerment viewpoint integrate approaches that promote awareness of and access to personal and social-contextual resources.  Nursing actions assist older adults with understanding of and engagement with those resources to purposefully participate in working toward attainment of health goals.
Keywords:
Spousal caregivers; Dementia; Health Empowerment Intervention
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5413
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleOPTIMIZING WELL-BEING in CAREGIVERS OF A SPOUSE WITH DEMENTIAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211542-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the project is to test the theory-based Health Empowerment Intervention (HEI) with older caregivers of a spouse with dementia with the intent of assessing intervention feasibility and evaluating the impact of the HEI on theoretical mediators of health empowerment, purposeful participation in goal attainment, and the health outcome of well-being. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: An ever increasing number of older couples are faced with the situation of a changing relationship that is evolving into one of caregiving and care receiving.  Older caregivers, caring for a spouse with dementia outside an institutional or clinical setting, may be isolated or marginalized within the community.  As a result, these individuals in a spousal caregiving role frequently experience physical, psychological, and economic impacts on their individual well-being. Methods: The study will employ a 2 (group) X 3 (occasions of measurement) randomized controlled design.  Participants will be 55 years of age and older, male and female, providing primary care for a spouse with dementia, and residing in various parish communities in a southwestern metropolitan area.  A network sampling method will be used to intentionally include specific attributes among the selected participants.  Participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group or comparison group.  The intervention group will receive six consecutive group sessions following a standardized format designed to facilitate recognition of personal resources, social contextual resources, and the identification of desired health goals and the approach to attain these goals.  The control group will attend six group sessions focusing on health and safety issues relevant to older adults. Results: Data will be analyzed using a two-sample group, repeated-measures analyses of variance (ANOVAs) designed to examine the effects of HEI on health empowerment, purposeful participation in attaining health goals, and perceived well-being. Implications: Nurses practicing from a health empowerment viewpoint integrate approaches that promote awareness of and access to personal and social-contextual resources.  Nursing actions assist older adults with understanding of and engagement with those resources to purposefully participate in working toward attainment of health goals.en_GB
dc.subjectSpousal caregiversen_GB
dc.subjectDementiaen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Empowerment Interventionen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:01:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:01:16Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:01:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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