The Comparisons of Family Caregivers' Demographic Characteristics and Caregiving Reactions between USA and Taiwanese Family Caregivers with Hospitalized Cancer Relatives

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308461
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Comparisons of Family Caregivers' Demographic Characteristics and Caregiving Reactions between USA and Taiwanese Family Caregivers with Hospitalized Cancer Relatives
Author(s):
Yeh, Pi-Ming
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Nu
Author Details:
Pi-Ming Yeh, PhD, RN, pimingyeh@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to compare family caregivers’ demographic characteristics and caregiving reactions between USA and Taiwanese family caregivers with hospitalized relatives who diagnosed with cancer.

Methods:

This study was based on Madeleine Leininger’s culture theory. A convenience sample of 91 Taiwanese and 110 USA family caregivers of hospitalized patients diagnosed with cancer were recruited. A cross-sectional, comparison design was used. Data were collected by structured questionnaires. SPSS 16 was used to do data analysis.

Results:

The findings indicated that there were significant differences between USA and Taiwanese family caregivers’ demographic characteristics. According to t-test, the findings indicated that there were significant differences between Taiwanese and USA family caregivers and patients including caregivers’ age, monthly income, patients’ age, patients’ eating ability, psychological well-being, quality of relationship between caregivers and care receivers, caregiving knowledge, impact on health, impact on schedule, and total family caregiver burden. Taiwanese and USA family caregivers had significantly different attitude about the question, “Do you think family caregivers need to spend a long time in the hospital, if nurses provide a total care for your ill relatives?” 

Conclusions:

The majority of Taiwanese family caregivers felt they had a need to spend a long time in the hospital. They had higher negative impact on their health, schedule, and higher total caregiving burden than USA family caregivers. The majority of USA family caregivers were Christian, had better scores of psychological well-being, longer caregiving experiences, higher income, higher education level, better caregiving knowledge, and better quality of relationship with ill relatives than family caregivers in Taiwan.

Keywords:
Caregiving Reaction; Hospitalized Cancer Relative; Family Caregiver
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Comparisons of Family Caregivers' Demographic Characteristics and Caregiving Reactions between USA and Taiwanese Family Caregivers with Hospitalized Cancer Relativesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Pi-Mingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsPi-Ming Yeh, PhD, RN, pimingyeh@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308461-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Purpose:</b><b></b><p>The purpose of this study was to compare family caregivers’ demographic characteristics and caregiving reactions between USA and Taiwanese family caregivers with hospitalized relatives who diagnosed with cancer. <p><b>Methods:</b><p>This study was based on Madeleine Leininger’s culture theory. A convenience sample of 91 Taiwanese and 110 USA family caregivers of hospitalized patients diagnosed with cancer were recruited. A cross-sectional, comparison design was used. Data were collected by structured questionnaires. SPSS 16 was used to do data analysis. <p><b>Results:</b><p>The findings indicated that there were significant differences between USA and Taiwanese family caregivers’ demographic characteristics. According to t-test, the findings indicated that there were significant differences between Taiwanese and USA family caregivers and patients including caregivers’ age, monthly income, patients’ age, patients’ eating ability, psychological well-being, quality of relationship between caregivers and care receivers, caregiving knowledge, impact on health, impact on schedule, and total family caregiver burden. Taiwanese and USA family caregivers had significantly different attitude about the question, “Do you think family caregivers need to spend a long time in the hospital, if nurses provide a total care for your ill relatives?”  <p><b>Conclusions:</b><p>The majority of Taiwanese family caregivers felt they had a need to spend a long time in the hospital. They had higher negative impact on their health, schedule, and higher total caregiving burden than USA family caregivers. The majority of USA family caregivers were Christian, had better scores of psychological well-being, longer caregiving experiences, higher income, higher education level, better caregiving knowledge, and better quality of relationship with ill relatives than family caregivers in Taiwan.en_GB
dc.subjectCaregiving Reactionen_GB
dc.subjectHospitalized Cancer Relativeen_GB
dc.subjectFamily Caregiveren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:40Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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