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Improvement of family carers' knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for older people following the implementation of a Family Carers' Training Program in the community in Indonesia.

Sahar, J, Courtney, Mary D., & Edwards, Helen E. (2003) Improvement of family carers' knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for older people following the implementation of a Family Carers' Training Program in the community in Indonesia. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9(4), pp. 246-254.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine family carers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for older people following the implementation of a Family Carers’ Training Program (FCTP). Family carers (n=240) from two villages in Indonesia were randomly selected. All participants were surveyed by questionnaires and their care behaviour observed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Findings indicated significant increases in knowledge, skills and attitudes in the intervention group over six months compared to those of the control group. Hence, the FCTP demonstrated a positive effect on family carers’ capabilities and attitudes in caring for older people living in the community in the study setting.

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ID Code: 260
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: family carers, Indonesia, training program, experimental, knowledge, skills, attitudes
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00428.x
ISSN: 1322-7114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:57

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