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Conference Paper: Psychological Distress Reported by Family Caregivers of Older Persons with Dementia in Hong Kong

TitlePsychological Distress Reported by Family Caregivers of Older Persons with Dementia in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In the Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 suppl. 1, p. 509 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine psychological distress reported by family caregivers of dementia patients in Hong Kong. A sample of 177 caregivers was recruited from local non-governmental organizations. Patient self-care ability and behavior problems, caregiver burnout symptoms and psychological distress were assessed, using validated Chinese versions of existing reliable and valid scales. Regression analyses were conducted to determine the impacts of self-care ability, behavior problems and burnout symptoms on caregiver psychological distress. Results showed that patient self-care ability and problem behavior were associated with caregiver psychological distress (B=-.185 &.277, p<.05). A full mediation was observed where the addition of burnout symptoms to the regression model reduced the relation of patient self-care ability and problem behavior to caregiver psychological distress (B=.000 & .039). The final model accounted for 54% of the variance in caregiver psychological distress. Implications for practice and policy are discussed.
DescriptionConferenc theme: Optimal Aging Through Research
Session 1735 (Symposium)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201775
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorYan, ECWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:40:23Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:40:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In the Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 suppl. 1, p. 509en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201775-
dc.descriptionConferenc theme: Optimal Aging Through Research-
dc.descriptionSession 1735 (Symposium)-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine psychological distress reported by family caregivers of dementia patients in Hong Kong. A sample of 177 caregivers was recruited from local non-governmental organizations. Patient self-care ability and behavior problems, caregiver burnout symptoms and psychological distress were assessed, using validated Chinese versions of existing reliable and valid scales. Regression analyses were conducted to determine the impacts of self-care ability, behavior problems and burnout symptoms on caregiver psychological distress. Results showed that patient self-care ability and problem behavior were associated with caregiver psychological distress (B=-.185 &.277, p<.05). A full mediation was observed where the addition of burnout symptoms to the regression model reduced the relation of patient self-care ability and problem behavior to caregiver psychological distress (B=.000 & .039). The final model accounted for 54% of the variance in caregiver psychological distress. Implications for practice and policy are discussed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologisten_US
dc.titlePsychological Distress Reported by Family Caregivers of Older Persons with Dementia in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailYan, ECW: elsieyan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityYan, ECW=rp00600en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnt151-
dc.identifier.hkuros234483en_US
dc.identifier.volume53-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage509-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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