The Relationship Among Coping, Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life: Asian Caregivers of Clients with Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304087
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Among Coping, Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life: Asian Caregivers of Clients with Dementia
Author(s):
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi; Xiao, Chunxiang; Tay, Kay Chai
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sally Wai-Chi Chan, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, RMN, nurcwcs@nus.edu.sg; Chunxiang Xiao, BN, RN; Kay Chai Tay, BA;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

To examine the coping strategies, self-efficacy and the quality of life of Asian caregivers of clients with dementia.

Methods:

A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Data were collected by structured interviews using the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (F-COPES), General Self-perceived Efficacy (GSE) and the WHO Quality of Life (WHOQoL) questionnaires. A convenience sample of 98 participants was recruited from two community centers in Singapore.

Results:

There were positive correlations between the F-COPES, GSE and WHOQoL subscales. There were significant positive correlations between the participants’ psychological health and the coping strategies. However, no significant relationship was observed for the participants’ physical health and the coping strategies. Household income was related to the participants’ quality of life. Older caregivers’ used more passive coping and used less family support. The participants’ self-efficacy was associated with all domains of their quality of life except physical health. We did not observe any associations between the participants’ gender, ethnicity and religion with all the measures.

Conclusion:

Caregiving skills that enhance caregivers’ self-efficacy could be included in caregivers’ intervention programs. It is important to develop interventions that target caregivers of different age group and to promote positive coping.

Keywords:
Asian family caregivers; coping, self-efficacy, quality of life; dementia
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.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Among Coping, Self-Efficacy and Quality of Life: Asian Caregivers of Clients with Dementiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChan, Sally Wai-Chien_GB
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Chunxiangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTay, Kay Chaien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSally Wai-Chi Chan, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, RMN, nurcwcs@nus.edu.sg; Chunxiang Xiao, BN, RN; Kay Chai Tay, BA;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304087-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>To examine the coping strategies, self-efficacy and the quality of life of Asian caregivers of clients with dementia. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Data were collected by structured interviews using the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (F-COPES), General Self-perceived Efficacy (GSE) and the WHO Quality of Life (WHOQoL) questionnaires. A convenience sample of 98 participants was recruited from two community centers in Singapore. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>There were positive correlations between the F-COPES, GSE and WHOQoL subscales. There were significant positive correlations between the participants’ psychological health and the coping strategies. However, no significant relationship was observed for the participants’ physical health and the coping strategies. Household income was related to the participants’ quality of life. Older caregivers’ used more passive coping and used less family support. The participants’ self-efficacy was associated with all domains of their quality of life except physical health. We did not observe any associations between the participants’ gender, ethnicity and religion with all the measures. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Caregiving skills that enhance caregivers’ self-efficacy could be included in caregivers’ intervention programs. It is important to develop interventions that target caregivers of different age group and to promote positive coping.<i></i>en_GB
dc.subjectAsian family caregiversen_GB
dc.subjectcoping, self-efficacy, quality of lifeen_GB
dc.subjectdementiaen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:54Z-
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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