The Challenge of Caring for Incontinence: The Experience of Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335367
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Challenge of Caring for Incontinence: The Experience of Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
Author(s):
Lou, Meei-Fang; Tseng, Chien-Ning
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Meei-Fang Lou, RN, PhD, mfalou@ntu.edu.tw; Chien-Ning Tseng, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: Family caregivers' experiences of caring for the older stroke relatives with urinary/fecal incontinence were explored. Methods: A qualitative study was designed to elicit a rich understanding of the experience of family caregivers of older stroke survivors with incontinence. Grounded theory method was used to collect and analysis data from deep interviews with ten family caregivers of older stroke relatives with incontinence, aged 21-78 years, during 2011. Results: Four major themes that emerged from these data were 'being in chaos', 'being in vigilance', 'being in exhaustion' and 'being in creating a new life on track'. Subthemes that arose within 'the chaos' included 'fluster' and 'fuss' and 'dirtiness'; in terms of 'vigilance' shared subthemes 'urgency' as well as 'health-hazard'; the 'exhaustion' were extracted 'physical-consuming labor', 'mental-consuming labor' and 'money/time-consuming labor' subthemes; the 'creating a new life on track' constructed two subthemes 'learning from professionals and accumulating experience by doing' and 'attitude adjustment and forward looking'. Conclusion: The research highlighted unique caring experiences of family caregivers of older stroke relatives focused on the 'incontinence issue' alone. To recognizing the progress of mental reactions of family caregivers in caring for older stroke relatives with incontinence may help nurses provide better supports and resources to meet their needs.
Keywords:
stroke; incontinence; family caregiver
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST181
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.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Challenge of Caring for Incontinence: The Experience of Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivorsen
dc.contributor.authorLou, Meei-Fangen
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Chien-Ningen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMeei-Fang Lou, RN, PhD, mfalou@ntu.edu.tw; Chien-Ning Tseng, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335367-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: Family caregivers' experiences of caring for the older stroke relatives with urinary/fecal incontinence were explored. Methods: A qualitative study was designed to elicit a rich understanding of the experience of family caregivers of older stroke survivors with incontinence. Grounded theory method was used to collect and analysis data from deep interviews with ten family caregivers of older stroke relatives with incontinence, aged 21-78 years, during 2011. Results: Four major themes that emerged from these data were 'being in chaos', 'being in vigilance', 'being in exhaustion' and 'being in creating a new life on track'. Subthemes that arose within 'the chaos' included 'fluster' and 'fuss' and 'dirtiness'; in terms of 'vigilance' shared subthemes 'urgency' as well as 'health-hazard'; the 'exhaustion' were extracted 'physical-consuming labor', 'mental-consuming labor' and 'money/time-consuming labor' subthemes; the 'creating a new life on track' constructed two subthemes 'learning from professionals and accumulating experience by doing' and 'attitude adjustment and forward looking'. Conclusion: The research highlighted unique caring experiences of family caregivers of older stroke relatives focused on the 'incontinence issue' alone. To recognizing the progress of mental reactions of family caregivers in caring for older stroke relatives with incontinence may help nurses provide better supports and resources to meet their needs.en
dc.subjectstrokeen
dc.subjectincontinenceen
dc.subjectfamily caregiveren
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:44Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:44Z-
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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