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Development of self-efficacy questionnaire for Chinese family caregivers

Zhang, Shu-Ying, Edwards, Helen, Yates, Patsy, Elder, Ruth, & Guo, Qi Hao (2012) Development of self-efficacy questionnaire for Chinese family caregivers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(4), pp. 358-365.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Chinese Family Caregivers. Semi-structured interviews with 10 family caregivers of people with dementia were conducted to explore how Chinese caregivers manage caregiving and what difficulties they face. The findings of the study assisted in the development of the instrument. Five categories of caregiver behaviours were identified from the qualitative data: gathering information about treatment, symptoms, and health care; obtaining support; responding to behaviour disturbances; managing household, personal, and medical care; and managing distress associated with caregiving. The challenges of caregiving were also identified, including deterioration of care recipients, particularly their behaviour disturbances, a shortage of supportive resources, stigmatization of dementia among the general population, as well as increased distress and decreased social activities due to increased care demand. The findings were used to develop the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Chinese Family Caregivers, and 35 items comprising five subscales (representing the above five categories of caregiver behaviour) were generated.

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ID Code: 53463
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: dementia, family caregiver, instrument development, self-efficacy questionnaire for chinese family caregivers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00791.x
ISSN: 1445-8330
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: © 2012 The Authors. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing © 2012 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2012 07:59
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:09

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