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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243426
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Caregiving Through the Eyes of Hispanic Caregivers
Author(s):
Arevalo-Flechas, Lyda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
San ANtonio Texas
Author Details:
Arevalo-Flechas, Lyda, PhD, MSN, BSN, la33@txstate.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose: To offer a culturally informed conceptual orientation of caregiving as an example of a research product that reflects methodologies that have taken into consideration differences in the meaning of concepts across cultures and  the challenge of using translated instruments.

Methods: Mixed methods incorporating semi-structured bilingual interviews and the administration of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (SCB) in both English and Spanish. 40 bilingualLatino/Hispanic caregivers of relatives living with Alzheimer’s disease were randomly assigned to 4 different groups with different sequences for interviews and administration of the SCB. 

Results: Discrepancies in the meaning of concepts and differences in subjective burden scores according to the language in which the questions were asked reinforced previous findings that the concept of burden lacked equivalent meaning in Spanish. The use of the English and Spanish versions of the SCB in a group of bilingual caregivers has pointed out differences in the amount of subjective burden reported by the caregivers. In addition, the use of code-switching during bilingual caregiver interviews showed that caregivers distanced themselves emotionally from a situation or a question by using their second language.

Conclusion: The incorporation of language and culture as moderators of the perception of the overall caregiving experience, and the addition of concepts such as caregiver duty fulfillment and caregiver satisfaction, are offered as an exemplar of research conducted taking into consideration differences in conceptual meaning, translated instruments, and translation methodologies.

 

Keywords:
Caregiving; Culture; Latino/Hispanics
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.titleCaregiving Through the Eyes of Hispanic Caregiversen
dc.contributor.authorArevalo-Flechas, Lydaen
dc.contributor.departmentSan ANtonio Texasen
dc.author.detailsArevalo-Flechas, Lyda, PhD, MSN, BSN, la33@txstate.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243426-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> To offer a culturally informed conceptual orientation of caregiving as an example of a research product that reflects methodologies that have taken into consideration differences in the meaning of concepts across cultures and &nbsp;the challenge of using translated instruments. <div></div> <div></div> <div></div><p><b>Methods: </b> Mixed methods incorporating semi&#65279;-structured bilingual interviews and the administration of the Screen for Caregiver Burden&#65279; (SCB) &#65279;i&#65279;n&#65279; &#65279;b&#65279;o&#65279;t&#65279;h&#65279; &#65279;&#65279;E&#65279;&#65279;&#65279;n&#65279;g&#65279;l&#65279;i&#65279;s&#65279;h&#65279; &#65279;a&#65279;n&#65279;d&#65279; &#65279;&#65279;S&#65279;p&#65279;a&#65279;n&#65279;i&#65279;s&#65279;h&#65279;.&#65279; &#65279;4&#65279;0&#65279; &#65279;&#65279;&#65279;b&#65279;i&#65279;l&#65279;i&#65279;n&#65279;g&#65279;u&#65279;a&#65279;l&#65279;&#65279;&#65279;L&#65279;a&#65279;t&#65279;i&#65279;n&#65279;o&#65279;/&#65279;&#65279;&#65279;&#65279;&#65279;H&#65279;i&#65279;s&#65279;p&#65279;a&#65279;n&#65279;i&#65279;c caregivers of relatives living with Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease were randomly assigned to 4 different groups with different sequences for interviews and administration of the SCB.&nbsp; <p><b>Results: </b> Discrepancies in the meaning of concepts and differences in subjective burden scores according to the language in which the questions were asked reinforced previous findings that the concept of burden lacked equivalent meaning in Spanish. The use of the English and Spanish versions of the SCB in a group of bilingual caregivers has pointed out differences in the amount of subjective burden reported by the caregivers. In addition, the use of code-switching during bilingual caregiver interviews showed that caregivers distanced themselves emotionally from a situation or a question by using their second language. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The incorporation of language and culture as moderators of the perception of the overall caregiving experience, and the addition of concepts such as caregiver duty fulfillment and caregiver satisfaction, are offered as an exemplar of research conducted taking into consideration differences in conceptual meaning, translated instruments, and translation methodologies. <p>&nbsp;en
dc.subjectCaregivingen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectLatino/Hispanicsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:07Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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