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An Empowerment Program for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia

Authors
 Heun Keung Yoon  ;  Gwang Suk Kim 
Citation
 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, Vol.37(2) : 222-233, 2020 
Journal Title
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
ISSN
 0737-1209 
Issue Date
2020
Abstract
Objectives

Family caregivers of people with dementia (PWD) often feel powerless and experience decreased well‐being. Our aim was to develop an intervention program based on the caregiver empowerment model (CEM) and apply it with the Korean caregivers to evaluate its effects.


Design and Sample

The study population comprised 115 family caregivers (experimental group, n = 35, control group 1, n = 40, control group 2, n = 40).


Methods

Using an experimental design with two control groups. The experimental group received a 12‐week program including intensive counseling, education, and telephone calls. The control group 1 (CG1) received usual service. The control group 2 (CG2) was provided with a handbook during the first week. A mixed‐effects model was used to clarify longitudinal changes in participants' outcomes.


Results

The experimental group showed significantly increased caregiving appraisal (effect size in CG1 = −7.25; CG2 = −5.63), caregiving attitude (CG1 = −21.47; CG2 = −17.79), self‐efficacy (CG1 = −12.42; CG2 = −10.12), and well‐being (CG1 = −4.33; CG2 = −2.35) after the program.


Conclusions

The empowerment program can be used to promote family caregivers' positive adaptation and to help caregivers who care for PWD to effectively cope with their problems.
Full Text
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phn.12690
DOI
10.1111/phn.12690
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Gwang Suk(김광숙) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9823-6107
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/175538
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