Exploring the Factors Associated with the Quality of Life in Family Caregivers: A Cross-sectional Study (68934)

Session Information:

Friday, 31 March 2023 15:45
Session: Poster
Room: Orion Hall
Presentation Type:Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Background: The aged population in Taiwan accounted for 16.8% of the total population since 2021. Diseases, disabilities, and psychological problems caused by aging will become a long and heavy long-term care process, which will cause a burden on the family.
Purposes: To explore the quality of life in high- burden family caregivers and to find out the predictors of quality of life in family caregivers.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was adopted to collect high-burden family caregivers and general family caregivers in Taiwan by convenience sampling. A structured questionnaire was administered to collect data. SPSS 23.0 statistical software was used for data analysis.
Results: A total of 174 family caregivers participated in this study. There are 87 high-burden family caregivers and 87 general family caregivers. The average age of the family caregivers was 55.89 years old, which belonged to moderate burden. The quality of life in general family caregivers were significantly better than those of high-burden family caregivers (p<.001). " Care burden " (β=-.41, p<.001) and “Self-efficacy for obtaining respite” (β=.17, p =.024) are the factors related to quality of life, which can explain the variation of 46% (R2=.46, adjusted R2 =.41). Conclusions: Family caregivers with better economic status have better quality of life, and when the care burden increases and self-efficacy decreases, the quality of life will decrease. The results of this study can provide references to develop services for high- burden family caregivers in the future. Authors:
Yi-Ya Chang, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chia-Yuan Lin, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Yi-Ya Chang is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00