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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2008;15(3): 274
재가복지서비스 신청 치매노인 주부양자의 부양부담감 영향 요인
이영휘1, 김화순2, 조인숙3
1인하대학교 간호학과
2인하대학교 간호학과
3인하대학교 간호학과
Factors Influencing Care Burdens of Caregivers of Elders with Dementia who Request Dementia Domiciliary Welfare Services
Young-Whee Lee1, Hwa-Soon Kim2, In-Sook Cho3
1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Inha University
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Inha University
3Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Inha University
Purpose. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors, which predict care burden perceived by caregivers of elders with dementia.
Methods: The participants in this descriptive survey were 92 caregivers who used one of six daycare centers located in Incheon. The data were collected by questionnaires composed of items on general characteristics of the elders and caregivers, care burden, caregiver fatigue, and functional status of the elders.
Results: General characteristics of the elders associated with care burden were age, gender, religion, and the presence of a spouse. Features of caregivers related to care burden were education, relationship with elderly, amount of rest, intention to care, monthly family income, and perceived family economic status. There were significant correlations among care burden, fatigue of caregiver and functional status of the elders. In stepwised multiple regression analysis, significant influencing factors were identified as caregiver fatigue, functional status of the elders, intention to care, relationship with the elders, amount of rest and elder's gender. Those variables explained 46% of variance of care burden.
Conclusion: Functional status of elders and amount of rest were significant predictors and are supported by other previous studies. Future interventions for caregivers need to be focused on the slowing down of functional status of elders and increasing of number and length of caregiver's rest periods.
Key words: Dementia | Caregiver | Fatigue | Dependency
주요어: 치매 | 부양자 | 피로 | 부양부담 | 기능상태