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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304017
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family as a Key Element in Nursing Care for Alzheimer's Disease Patient
Author(s):
Fertalova, Terezia; Ondriova, Iveta; Majernikova, Ludmila
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Terezia Fertalova, PhD, tfert@unipo.sk; Iveta Ondriova, PhD; Ludmila Majernikova, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Introduction
Dementias are disorders in which there is a substantial reduction in the level of memory and other cognitive functions, resulting in a gradual loss of self-sufficiency of the patient. Attitude, relationship, ability to handle unforeseen situations, emotional tension between the caregiver and the patient is finally the moment to determine whether the patient is able to live with a family who can provide him care or to be dependent on institutionalized care.

Method
The object of our research were caregivers and their level of knowledge related to the care about patients with Alzheimer's disease, their interest for more information about nursing and measure their load. The sample consists of 55 respondents of different ages, caring for a close patient with Alzheimer's disease. We used Svanborg´s test of nursing load for collection of empirical data.

Results
Studied group showed the relation between caregiver burden and disease stage of the patient. Statistically significant relation was demonstrated between stage of disease and caregiver´s burden in all daily activities. We assumed that main source of information related to the care of a patient with Alzheimer's disease for caregivers is nurse. Only 5.5% of respondents confirmed nurse as a primary source of information.

Discussion
To 80´s of 20th century was no attention paid to families who provided care for their chronically ill family member. A significant turning point came in the late 20th century, when gerontologists began to study the burden of families that are a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Socioeconomic degradation of the family is one of the most important issues related to the care of the patient.

Conclusion
Educational activities, enough knowledge, a multidisciplinary approach, interest of companies are guarantee for solution to problem areas in the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease at home.

Keywords:
Caregiver; Alzheimer disease; Family
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:
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily as a Key Element in Nursing Care for Alzheimer's Disease Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorFertalova, Tereziaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOndriova, Ivetaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMajernikova, Ludmilaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsTerezia Fertalova, PhD, tfert@unipo.sk; Iveta Ondriova, PhD; Ludmila Majernikova, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304017-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Introduction</b><br /="/"> Dementias are disorders in which there is a substantial reduction in the level of memory and other cognitive functions, resulting in a gradual loss of self-sufficiency of the patient. Attitude, relationship, ability to handle unforeseen situations, emotional tension between the caregiver and the patient is finally the moment to determine whether the patient is able to live with a family who can provide him care or to be dependent on institutionalized care. <p> <b>Method</b><br /="/"> The object of our research were caregivers and their level of knowledge related to the care about patients with Alzheimer's disease, their interest for more information about nursing and measure their load. The sample consists of 55 respondents of different ages, caring for a close patient with Alzheimer's disease. We used Svanborg´s test of nursing load for collection of empirical data. <p> <b>Results</b><br /="/"> Studied group showed the relation between caregiver burden and disease stage of the patient. Statistically significant relation was demonstrated between stage of disease and caregiver´s burden in all daily activities. We assumed that main source of information related to the care of a patient with Alzheimer's disease for caregivers is nurse. Only 5.5% of respondents confirmed nurse as a primary source of information. <p><b>Discussion</b><br /="/"> To 80´s of 20th century was no attention paid to families who provided care for their chronically ill family member. A significant turning point came in the late 20th century, when gerontologists began to study the burden of families that are a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Socioeconomic degradation of the family is one of the most important issues related to the care of the patient. <p> <b>Conclusion</b><br /="/"> Educational activities, enough knowledge, a multidisciplinary approach, interest of companies are guarantee for solution to problem areas in the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease at home.en_GB
dc.subjectCaregiveren_GB
dc.subjectAlzheimer diseaseen_GB
dc.subjectFamilyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:41Z-
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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