입원 노인을 돌보는 가족원의 스트레스에 관한 연구 김강미자 예수간호전문대학 A Study of Stress on the Family Caregivers for the Hospitalized Elderly Kang-MiJa Kim The Margaret Pritchard Junior College of Nursing Abstract This study explored the variables to influence the stress of the family caregivers providing care for the hospitalized elderly The subjects for this study were 104 family caregivers selected from the caregivers in the in patient departments of two major medical centers in Jeonju city. Data were collected from December 18th to 27th, 1995 using a Liker Scale Questionaire and interview. Data analyses included percentage, mean, standard deviation, t and F-test. Results were following : 1. The mean of this sample is 21.48, and the standard deviation is ${pm}5.64$ in the perceived stress. The major variables to influence on the stress of caregivere for the hospitalized elderly were the stay (16-24hrs/day) in hospital(F=7.99, p=0.006), no other helpers(t=-2.56, P=.012), percieving severely on illness(F=3.90, P=.0232) perceiving moderately on physical health status(F=6.20, P=.0029). 2. Regarding the perceived social support of the family caregivers, the higher support the group perceived the lower stress(F=3.54, P=.0326). Key words: family caregivers stress 주요어: 가족원 스트레스