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Article: Quality of life among older grandparent caregivers: A pilot study

TitleQuality of life among older grandparent caregivers: A pilot study
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JAN
Citation
Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2009, v. 65 n. 7, p. 1475-1484 How to Cite?
AbstractTitle. Quality of life among older grandparent caregivers: a pilot study. Aim. This article is a report of a study conducted to compare quality of life and levels of depressive symptoms among older grandparent caregivers and non-caregivers in Taiwan. Background. Little is known about grandparenthood in modern Chinese society. In particular, no research has been conducted to explore the consequences among Chinese grandparent caregivers of caring for grandchildren. Methods. A cross-sectional comparative pilot study was conducted in 2007 in a city in Taiwan. A convenience sample of 45 grandparent caregivers and 48 grandparent non-caregivers was interviewed using a questionnaire including Taiwanese versions of the Short Form-36 Health Survey and Geriatric Depression Scale. Results. No statistically significant differences in measures of quality of life or depression were found between the caregiver and non-caregiver groups. Physical health was poorer than mental health in both caregiver and non-caregiver groups. Among caregivers, 55·6% reported psychological distress, even though 86·7% had support from family members. Conclusion. Nurses in community settings should be aware of the physical burdens on older grandparent caregivers and offer advice to protect their health. Further studies with larger sample sizes are required to generate more complete results on the consequences of caregiving by grandparents. The buffering role of family support on caregiving stress should also be further studied using validated measurement tools. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92621
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.917
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.010
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dc.contributor.authorLo, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Y-Hen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:52:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:52:04Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Advanced Nursing, 2009, v. 65 n. 7, p. 1475-1484en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92621-
dc.description.abstractTitle. Quality of life among older grandparent caregivers: a pilot study. Aim. This article is a report of a study conducted to compare quality of life and levels of depressive symptoms among older grandparent caregivers and non-caregivers in Taiwan. Background. Little is known about grandparenthood in modern Chinese society. In particular, no research has been conducted to explore the consequences among Chinese grandparent caregivers of caring for grandchildren. Methods. A cross-sectional comparative pilot study was conducted in 2007 in a city in Taiwan. A convenience sample of 45 grandparent caregivers and 48 grandparent non-caregivers was interviewed using a questionnaire including Taiwanese versions of the Short Form-36 Health Survey and Geriatric Depression Scale. Results. No statistically significant differences in measures of quality of life or depression were found between the caregiver and non-caregiver groups. Physical health was poorer than mental health in both caregiver and non-caregiver groups. Among caregivers, 55·6% reported psychological distress, even though 86·7% had support from family members. Conclusion. Nurses in community settings should be aware of the physical burdens on older grandparent caregivers and offer advice to protect their health. Further studies with larger sample sizes are required to generate more complete results on the consequences of caregiving by grandparents. The buffering role of family support on caregiving stress should also be further studied using validated measurement tools. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JANen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Advanced Nursingen_HK
dc.titleQuality of life among older grandparent caregivers: A pilot studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, MH:meihan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLo, MH=rp1360en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05000.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid19457008-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-66749144742en_HK
dc.identifier.volume65en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1475en_HK
dc.identifier.epage1484en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2648-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000266598900013-
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