Stress Perception, Social Support, and Health Status in Chinese Families of Liver Transplant Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303811
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stress Perception, Social Support, and Health Status in Chinese Families of Liver Transplant Patients
Author(s):
Wang, Ru-Hwa
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Ru-Hwa Wang, RN, DNS, rhwang3@hotmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cancer is the top one cause of death in Taiwan over the past three decades.  Advances in the treatment altered patient’s outcomes, however, very little is known about how liver transplant affects families and what can be done to help families adjust to this stressful life event.

Purpose: This study aimed to explore the relationships among stress perceptions, social support, and health status in families of liver transplant patients.

Methods: Thirty-eight Chinese families of liver transplant patients were purposely selected from Northern Taiwan and completed three questionnaires: Family Stress Perception Scale, Norbeck Social Support questionnaire, and Chinese Health Status questionnaire.

Results: Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis of the data revealed a significant difference in family stressors of patient’s sign and symptoms, family care knowledge inadequacy, and changes in family social activity.  Families in this study received more emotional but less aids support.  Findings further showed family’s social support was significantly negatively correlated with the patient discharge duration.  While patient being at home, patient’s gender was significantly associated with family’s health status.

Conclusion: The nursing implication is that the further explication of effect of multidisciplinary health care team on family group or on individualized family conference to provide comprehensive care to alleviate family stress, and a longitudinal study are needed to follow up the stress perception, social support, and health status over time on family and patients, as well as their recovery.

Keywords:
Social support; Chinese family's health status of liver transplant patient; Stress perception
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStress Perception, Social Support, and Health Status in Chinese Families of Liver Transplant Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ru-Hwaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsRu-Hwa Wang, RN, DNS, rhwang3@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303811-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p>Cancer is the top one cause of death in Taiwan over the past three decades.  Advances in the treatment altered patient’s outcomes, however, very little is known about how liver transplant affects families and what can be done to help families adjust to this stressful life event. <p><strong><b>Purpose</strong>: </b>This study aimed to explore the relationships among stress perceptions, social support, and health status in families of liver transplant patients. <p><strong><b>Methods</strong>: </b>Thirty-eight Chinese families of liver transplant patients were purposely selected from Northern Taiwan and completed three questionnaires: Family Stress Perception Scale, Norbeck Social Support questionnaire, and Chinese Health Status questionnaire. <p><strong><b>Results</strong>: </b>Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis of the data revealed a significant difference in family stressors of patient’s sign and symptoms, family care knowledge inadequacy, and changes in family social activity.  Families in this study received more emotional but less aids support.  Findings further showed family’s social support was significantly negatively correlated with the patient discharge duration.  While patient being at home, patient’s gender was significantly associated with family’s health status. <p><strong><b>Conclusion</strong>: </b> The nursing implication is that the further explication of effect of multidisciplinary health care team on family group or on individualized family conference to provide comprehensive care to alleviate family stress, and a longitudinal study are needed to follow up the stress perception, social support, and health status over time on family and patients, as well as their recovery.en_GB
dc.subjectSocial supporten_GB
dc.subjectChinese family's health status of liver transplant patienten_GB
dc.subjectStress perceptionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:23:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:23:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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