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

Authors
 Eunhee Cho  ;  Eun-Young Kim  ;  Nam-Ju Lee 
Citation
 WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, Vol.35(1) : 57-75, 2013 
Journal Title
 WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH 
ISSN
 0193-9459 
Issue Date
2013
MeSH
Activities of Daily Living ; Aged ; Caregivers* ; Female ; Home Care Services* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged
Keywords
family caregiver ; functional status ; home health care ; informal caregiver ; older adult
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.
Full Text
http://wjn.sagepub.com/content/35/1/57.long
DOI
10.1177/0193945911402847
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Cho, Eunhee(조은희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7871-6848
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/86377
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