Care Needs and its Related Factors of Primary Caregivers for Patients Waiting for Brain Tumor Surgery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602460
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Care Needs and its Related Factors of Primary Caregivers for Patients Waiting for Brain Tumor Surgery
Author(s):
Cheng, Yu-Shin; Chen, Hsing-Mei; Lieu, Ann-Shung; Chen, Hsing-Mei; Lieu, Ann-Shung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Yu-Shin Cheng, RN, chengyuhsin0508@gmail.com; Hsing-Mei Chen, RN; Ann-Shung Lieu, MD
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Brain tumors may result in patients with different clinical manifestations, including headaches, mental and memory loss, personality changes, blurred vision, unsteady gait, and limb paralysis. Even after receiving treatments, the patient may remain some sequelae such as, paralysis, incontinence, language barriers, and cognitive function, affecting their daily living skills and may require help from caregivers 24 hours a day. The primary caregivers play a very important role on reduced readmissions, medical expenses, and infection prevention and monitor of the patients. They often need to learn how to take care of the patient, generating a lot of care needs, but their care needs are often ignored or may not be met. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the care needs and its related factors of the primary caregivers for patients with brain tumor. A correlational descriptive research design was used and 80 caregivers completed the questionnaires in a neurological unit of a medical center located in Southern Taiwan. Instruments included the Karnofsky Performance Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales, and Supportive Care Needs Survey-Partners & Caregivers 45 (SCNS–P&C 45). Data were collected from March 2013 to May 2014. The results showed that two subscales of the SCNS–P&C 45, Information Needs and Health Care Service Needs, received the highest scores among the SCNS–P & C 45. Pearson correlation analyses showed that higher anxiety ( r = .37, p < .01 ) and higher depression ( r = .31, p < .05 ) were correlated with greater level of care needs. The multiple linear regression analysis revealed that anxiety was the only significant predictor of care needs in primary caregivers of patients with brain tumor (R 2 = 12.8%). This study findings support that the primary caregivers of patients with brain tumor experience great level of care needs, especially for the information needs and healthcare service needs. Therefore, healthcare providers should always evaluate the caregivers’ care needs and emotional states, so that appropriate and adequate medical information and services could be provided on time, and in turn avoid any events that will cause or exacerbate their anxiety and depression states. This study can provide references for healthcare providers to future researches, clinical care, and nursing education regarding this important issue.
Keywords:
brain tumor; primary caregivers; care needs
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.15
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleCare Needs and its Related Factors of Primary Caregivers for Patients Waiting for Brain Tumor Surgeryen
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Yu-Shinen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hsing-Meien
dc.contributor.authorLieu, Ann-Shungen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hsing-Meien
dc.contributor.authorLieu, Ann-Shungen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsYu-Shin Cheng, RN, chengyuhsin0508@gmail.com; Hsing-Mei Chen, RN; Ann-Shung Lieu, MDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602460en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Brain tumors may result in patients with different clinical manifestations, including headaches, mental and memory loss, personality changes, blurred vision, unsteady gait, and limb paralysis. Even after receiving treatments, the patient may remain some sequelae such as, paralysis, incontinence, language barriers, and cognitive function, affecting their daily living skills and may require help from caregivers 24 hours a day. The primary caregivers play a very important role on reduced readmissions, medical expenses, and infection prevention and monitor of the patients. They often need to learn how to take care of the patient, generating a lot of care needs, but their care needs are often ignored or may not be met. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the care needs and its related factors of the primary caregivers for patients with brain tumor. A correlational descriptive research design was used and 80 caregivers completed the questionnaires in a neurological unit of a medical center located in Southern Taiwan. Instruments included the Karnofsky Performance Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales, and Supportive Care Needs Survey-Partners & Caregivers 45 (SCNS–P&C 45). Data were collected from March 2013 to May 2014. The results showed that two subscales of the SCNS–P&C 45, Information Needs and Health Care Service Needs, received the highest scores among the SCNS–P & C 45. Pearson correlation analyses showed that higher anxiety ( r = .37, p < .01 ) and higher depression ( r = .31, p < .05 ) were correlated with greater level of care needs. The multiple linear regression analysis revealed that anxiety was the only significant predictor of care needs in primary caregivers of patients with brain tumor (R 2 = 12.8%). This study findings support that the primary caregivers of patients with brain tumor experience great level of care needs, especially for the information needs and healthcare service needs. Therefore, healthcare providers should always evaluate the caregivers’ care needs and emotional states, so that appropriate and adequate medical information and services could be provided on time, and in turn avoid any events that will cause or exacerbate their anxiety and depression states. This study can provide references for healthcare providers to future researches, clinical care, and nursing education regarding this important issue.en
dc.subjectbrain tumoren
dc.subjectprimary caregiversen
dc.subjectcare needsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:26Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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