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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2011;18(3): 337
치매노인 가족수발자를 위한 지역사회기반 휴식프로그램 개발 및 적용효과
천숙희1, 장성옥2, 공계순3, 송미령4
1상지대학교 간호학과
2고려대학교 간호학과
3호서대학교 사회복지학과
4호서대학교 간호학과
Development and Evaluation of Community-based Respite Program for Family Caregivers of Elders with Dementia
Suk-Hee Cheon1, Sung-Ok Chang2, Gye-Soon Kong3, Mi-Ryeong Song4
1Department of Nursing, Sangji University
2College of Nursing, Korea University
3Department of Social Welfare, Hoseo University
4Department of Nursing, Hoseo University
Purpose: Purposes of this study were to develop a community-based respite program for family caregivers and to test the effects of the program.
Methods: Focus group interviews were performed to extract meaning of respite care for family caregivers (13 participants) and a survey was done to identify respite needs of family caregivers (157 participants). The community-based respite program for family caregivers was developed based on results of the focus group interview and survey. The program was used with 41 participants (19 experimental and 22 control). Independent t-test and Mann-Whitney U-test were used to test differences between control and experimental groups for respite needs, burden of caregivers, subjective wellbeing, social support, fatigue and functional status of elders with dementia.
Results: There were statistical differences in caregiver burden, subjective wellbeing, and social support after the program, but, none for respite needs, fatigue and functional status of elders with dementia.
Conclusion: The results indicate that a respite program can be useful to decrease burden of caregivers and increase subjective wellbeing and perceived social support of family caregivers in community settings. Further intervention research is needed to increase the functional status of elders with dementia and decrease fatigue in caregivers.
Key words: Dementia | Caregivers | Respite care
주요어: 치매 | 가족수발자 | 휴식간호