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Article: Caregiving burden and quality of life of pneumoconiosis caregivers in Hong Kong

TitleCaregiving burden and quality of life of pneumoconiosis caregivers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBurden
Caregivers
Pneumoconiosis
Quality of life
Issue Date2011
PublisherMosby, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hrtlng
Citation
Heart And Lung: Journal Of Acute And Critical Care, 2011, v. 40 n. 5, p. 412-419 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Silicosis is the most common type of pneumoconiosis in Hong Kong. This study explored the clinical correlates of the caregiving burden and quality of life (QOL) among pneumoconiosis caregivers in Hong Kong. Methods: The study sample included 112 patients with pneumoconiosis and their caregivers. Caregiving burden was measured using the Caregiving Burden Scale (CBS), and caregivers' QOL was assessed using the physical and mental components (PCS and MCS, respectively) of the Medical Outcomes Short Form-36. Pearson's correlation coefficient and Spearman's ρ were calculated to examine the relationship between CBS, PCS, and MCS scores and caregivers' and patients' sociodemographic variables. Stepwise regression analyses were performed to determine the independent correlates of CBS, PCS, and MCS scores. Results: Caregiving burden was correlated with certain patient characteristics (duration of disease, severity of dyspnea, exercise tolerance, depressive symptoms, daily functioning, and community living skills) and with caregivers' variables (depressive symptoms and availability of family support). Regression analysis showed that patients' daily functioning (β = -345), caregivers' depressive symptoms (β = .509), and the availability of family support (β = .240) were independent correlates of caregiving burden, explaining 45% of the variance. The independent correlates of PCS included patients' severity of coexisting diseases (β = -179) and caregivers' depressive symptoms (β = -521). Both patients' (β = -155) and caregivers' (β = -633) depressive symptoms and patients' severity of dyspnea (β = -183) were independent correlates of the MCS. Conclusion: Caring for pneumoconiosis patients entails a significant caregiving burden for caregivers, and adversely affects their QOL. Caregivers' depressive symptoms are related to both their caregiving burden and QOL. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144293
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.332
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.518
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board
Funding Information:

This work was supported by a research grant from the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board.

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dc.contributor.authorTang, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLum, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXiang, YTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorUngvari, GSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T09:00:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-20T09:00:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHeart And Lung: Journal Of Acute And Critical Care, 2011, v. 40 n. 5, p. 412-419en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0147-9563en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144293-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Silicosis is the most common type of pneumoconiosis in Hong Kong. This study explored the clinical correlates of the caregiving burden and quality of life (QOL) among pneumoconiosis caregivers in Hong Kong. Methods: The study sample included 112 patients with pneumoconiosis and their caregivers. Caregiving burden was measured using the Caregiving Burden Scale (CBS), and caregivers' QOL was assessed using the physical and mental components (PCS and MCS, respectively) of the Medical Outcomes Short Form-36. Pearson's correlation coefficient and Spearman's ρ were calculated to examine the relationship between CBS, PCS, and MCS scores and caregivers' and patients' sociodemographic variables. Stepwise regression analyses were performed to determine the independent correlates of CBS, PCS, and MCS scores. Results: Caregiving burden was correlated with certain patient characteristics (duration of disease, severity of dyspnea, exercise tolerance, depressive symptoms, daily functioning, and community living skills) and with caregivers' variables (depressive symptoms and availability of family support). Regression analysis showed that patients' daily functioning (β = -345), caregivers' depressive symptoms (β = .509), and the availability of family support (β = .240) were independent correlates of caregiving burden, explaining 45% of the variance. The independent correlates of PCS included patients' severity of coexisting diseases (β = -179) and caregivers' depressive symptoms (β = -521). Both patients' (β = -155) and caregivers' (β = -633) depressive symptoms and patients' severity of dyspnea (β = -183) were independent correlates of the MCS. Conclusion: Caring for pneumoconiosis patients entails a significant caregiving burden for caregivers, and adversely affects their QOL. Caregivers' depressive symptoms are related to both their caregiving burden and QOL. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMosby, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/hrtlngen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Careen_HK
dc.subjectBurdenen_HK
dc.subjectCaregiversen_HK
dc.subjectPneumoconiosisen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.titleCaregiving burden and quality of life of pneumoconiosis caregivers in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, E: edwinlhm@hku.hken_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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