Caring behavior of caregivers of elderly at Baan Bangkae social welfare development center (2018)

 

Title              : Caring behavior of caregivers of elderly at Baan Bangkae social welfare development center

Researcher       : Pornpimol Poomlittikul1* and Duangkamol Viroonudomphol1*

Department     : 1* Faculty of Nursing, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

E-mail                : v_duangkamol@yahoo.com

Abstract            : Background: To study the self- care behaviors of elderly caregivers at Baan-Bangkae Welfare Development Center for older persons, Bangkok. Methodology: Descriptive research was conducted among thirty two elderly caregivers by purposive sampling technique. Data were collected using the questionnaires that constructed by the researcher during May- June 2016. Data were analyzed using basic statistic and stepwise multiple regression. Findings: The caregivers’ knowledge of self-care, belief in self-efficacy, caregivers role acceptance, social support and caregivers’ self caring behaviors of elderly persons score were as being in a moderate level. The respondents in perimeter which were different in sex age would be statistically difference at 0.05 in self-care behavior. Supportive factors for self-care behavior, sex, age, marital status, educational level, occupation and family’s monthly income, caregivers’ knowledge of self-care, caregivers role acceptance and social support predicted the caregivers’ self-care behaviors at 35% with statistically significant at 0.05.

Conclusion: These study results emphasized the rising public health of elderly. The goal was to reduce burden and depression and increase self-care by providing participants with information and tools to assist in their role as caregivers. Further research is needed to clearly understand the needs and determine effective interventions for our rapidly aging population and diminishing number of caregivers. Nurses are in a pivotal position to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions for elderly or other dementias.

Keywords        :   caregivers’ self-care behavior, predictors of caregivers’ self-care behavior, elderly caregivers

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Proceeding       : The 3rd International Conference of Multidisciplinary Approaches on UN Sustainable Development Goals UNSDGs 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Link to Proceeding:   http://dept.npru.ac.th/unsdgs2018/


Bibliography     :    Pornpimol Poomlittikul & Duangkamol Viroonudomphol. (2018). Caring behavior of caregivers of elderly at Baan Bangkae social welfare development center. In Proceeding The 3rd International Conference of Multidisciplinary Approaches on UN Sustainable Development Goals UNSDGs 2018 (p.84-90). Nakhon Pathom: Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University.


 

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