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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335106
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Who Are the Family Caregivers?: Epidemiologic Research
Other Titles:
Perceptions: Variations from Patients to Staff
Author(s):
Campos, Maria Joana; Silva, Abel Paiva
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Maria Joana Campos, RN, MScN, joana@esenf.pt; Abel Paiva Silva, PhD, MScN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Background: Nowadays, many numbers of family members assume a great responsibility for taking care of a dependent person at home. Taking care of a dependent person is not an easy task; it involves a new kind of skills and knowledge to be prepared for this new role. Oliveira and Colleagues (2011) comparing patients with readmissions in hospital settings, and found less acute diseases (19.8%) and ontological diseases (5.5%), but more infections (44.0%) and exacerbation of chronic diseases (25.3%). These kinds of health problems may be associated with family caregiving skills or lack of preparedness to caregiver role. So, we need to know more about it to provide professional care for family caregivers. Caregivers dispend a lot of time on care, which has implications in its own health and dependent person's health (Campos, 2008). Purpose: So, we proposed a study with the main objective: Characterize families with dependent people: income, household, the attributes of de person with dependence and the attributes of caregiver. Describe the intensity and regularity of care providing by family caregivers and the perceptions of self-efficacy in role acquisition. Methods: Quantitative research was used. We use an epidemiological study using a random sample. We used the formula published by WHO (Lwanga e Lemeshow, 1991) (n = Z2 p (1-p) /d) for these kind of studies. Our sample is 2351 classic families. We have used a Geographical Database Referencing Information, which allows knowing the geographic distribution of households, and geographically stratified random selection of sub-regional accomplished through a system Geographic Information, using Arcgis. The data were collect by a form. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences - SPSS (version 18.0, SPSS Inc, Chicago, USA). Results: Of these 2351 households, 1745 (74.22 %) had someone at the time of data collection opened the door, but 143 (8.2%) refused to answer the preliminary inquiry. We have identified 121 dependent people at home, 100 have one family caregiver and 20 have more than one. Regarding the primary family caregiver, they are mostly women (81 % , n = 81 ), the age ranges are from 18 to 83 years, with an average 59.51 ( SD = 13.66 ). The findings shows us that 70.2 % (n = 66) of the caregivers feels very competent, 19.1% (n = 18) moderately competent, 9.6 % (n = 9) competent and (n = 1) incompetent in relation of perception of self-efficacy. Conclusion: In the context of home care and with regard to family caregivers, although the perception of self-efficacy does not refer to the skills that people have, but the idea they have about what they can do (Bandura , 1986; Le Boterf 2003), this may be a predictor of behaviour. However, to realize the competence of caregivers, other variables will have to enter the equation. Must be developed a full range of services, including home care for support family caregivers in is needs and prepare for new role.
Keywords:
Quantitative study; Family caregivers; perception of self-efficacy
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14H10
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWho Are the Family Caregivers?: Epidemiologic Researchen
dc.title.alternativePerceptions: Variations from Patients to Staffen
dc.contributor.authorCampos, Maria Joanaen
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Abel Paivaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMaria Joana Campos, RN, MScN, joana@esenf.pt; Abel Paiva Silva, PhD, MScN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335106-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Background: Nowadays, many numbers of family members assume a great responsibility for taking care of a dependent person at home. Taking care of a dependent person is not an easy task; it involves a new kind of skills and knowledge to be prepared for this new role. Oliveira and Colleagues (2011) comparing patients with readmissions in hospital settings, and found less acute diseases (19.8%) and ontological diseases (5.5%), but more infections (44.0%) and exacerbation of chronic diseases (25.3%). These kinds of health problems may be associated with family caregiving skills or lack of preparedness to caregiver role. So, we need to know more about it to provide professional care for family caregivers. Caregivers dispend a lot of time on care, which has implications in its own health and dependent person's health (Campos, 2008). Purpose: So, we proposed a study with the main objective: Characterize families with dependent people: income, household, the attributes of de person with dependence and the attributes of caregiver. Describe the intensity and regularity of care providing by family caregivers and the perceptions of self-efficacy in role acquisition. Methods: Quantitative research was used. We use an epidemiological study using a random sample. We used the formula published by WHO (Lwanga e Lemeshow, 1991) (n = Z2 p (1-p) /d) for these kind of studies. Our sample is 2351 classic families. We have used a Geographical Database Referencing Information, which allows knowing the geographic distribution of households, and geographically stratified random selection of sub-regional accomplished through a system Geographic Information, using Arcgis. The data were collect by a form. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences - SPSS (version 18.0, SPSS Inc, Chicago, USA). Results: Of these 2351 households, 1745 (74.22 %) had someone at the time of data collection opened the door, but 143 (8.2%) refused to answer the preliminary inquiry. We have identified 121 dependent people at home, 100 have one family caregiver and 20 have more than one. Regarding the primary family caregiver, they are mostly women (81 % , n = 81 ), the age ranges are from 18 to 83 years, with an average 59.51 ( SD = 13.66 ). The findings shows us that 70.2 % (n = 66) of the caregivers feels very competent, 19.1% (n = 18) moderately competent, 9.6 % (n = 9) competent and (n = 1) incompetent in relation of perception of self-efficacy. Conclusion: In the context of home care and with regard to family caregivers, although the perception of self-efficacy does not refer to the skills that people have, but the idea they have about what they can do (Bandura , 1986; Le Boterf 2003), this may be a predictor of behaviour. However, to realize the competence of caregivers, other variables will have to enter the equation. Must be developed a full range of services, including home care for support family caregivers in is needs and prepare for new role.en
dc.subjectQuantitative studyen
dc.subjectFamily caregiversen
dc.subjectperception of self-efficacyen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:44:23Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:44:23Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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