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Effects of Informal Caregivers on Function of Older Adults in Home Health Care

Title
Effects of Informal Caregivers on Function of Older Adults in Home Health Care
Authors
Eunhee Cho;Eun-Young Kim;Nam-Ju Lee
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Western Journal of Nursing Research
ISSN
0193-9459
Citation
Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol.35(1) : 57~75, 2013
Abstract
This study aimed to examine the effects of informal caregivers on the functioning of older adults in home health care (HHC). The authors performed a secondary data analysis using the Outcome and Assessment Information Set of older adults (N = 8,750) who were admitted to a HHC agency from acute care hospitals. We conducted hierarchical multiple linear regression with functional dependence after a 60-day episode of formal HHC as an outcome variable. The older adults with informal caregivers showed less functional dependence at discharge (β = -0.821, p = .027) than those without informal caregivers. Older adults who have a spouse (β = -3.886, p < .001), offspring (β = -3.614, p < .001), relative (β = -4.360, p < .001), or nonrelative (β = -4.977, p < .001) caregiver showed less functional dependence at discharge compared with those who had a paid caregiver when controlling for risk factors.
URI
http://wjn.sagepub.com/content/35/1/57.long

http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/86377
DOI
10.1177/0193945911402847
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1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Family Health Care
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