Partial mediation role of self-efficacy between positive social interaction and mental health in family caregivers for dementia patients in Shanghai
Zhang, Shuying, Edwards, Helen E., Yates, Patsy, Guo, Qihao, & Li, Chunbo (2013) Partial mediation role of self-efficacy between positive social interaction and mental health in family caregivers for dementia patients in Shanghai. PLOS ONE, 8(12), e83326.
We explored the mediation effect of caregiver self-efficacy on the influences of behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) of dementia care recipients (CRs) or family caregivers’ (CGs) social supports (informational, tangible and affectionate support and positive social interaction) on CGs’ mental health. We interviewed 196 CGs, using a battery of measures including demographic data of the dyads, CRs’ dementia-related impairments, and CGs’ social support, self-efficacy and the Medical Outcome Study (MOS) Short-Form (SF-36) Health Survey. Multiple regression analyses showed that gathering information on self-efficacy and managing CG distress self-efficacy were the partial mediators of the relationship between positive social interaction and CG mental health. Managing caregiving distress self-efficacy also partial mediated the impact of BPSD on CG mental health. We discuss implications of the results for improving mental health of the target population in mainland China.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 [please consult the author(s)]|
|Deposited On:||06 Apr 2014 23:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Apr 2014 21:55|
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