Structured interviews examining the burden, coping, self-efficacy and quality of life among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Singapore

Tay, Kay Chai Peter, Seow, Chuen Chai Dennis, Xiao, Chunxiang, Lee, Hui Min Julian, Chiu, Helen F. K. and Chan, Sally Wai-Chi (2014) Structured interviews examining the burden, coping, self-efficacy and quality of life among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Singapore. Dementia, 1-17. doi:10.1177/1471301214522047

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Author Tay, Kay Chai Peter
Seow, Chuen Chai Dennis
Xiao, Chunxiang
Lee, Hui Min Julian
Chiu, Helen F. K.
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Title Structured interviews examining the burden, coping, self-efficacy and quality of life among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Singapore
Journal name Dementia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-3012
1741-2684
Publication date 2014-02-17
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1471301214522047
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Dementia is a global health issue and the effects on caregivers are substantial. The study aimed to examine the associations of burden, coping, self-efficacy with quality of life among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Singapore. Structured interviews were conducted in a convenience sample of 84 family caregivers caring and seeking clinical care for the persons with dementia in an outpatient clinic of a public hospital in Singapore. The outcome measures included the Family Burden Interview Schedule, Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale, General Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale, and World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale – Brief Version. In general, significant correlations were observed between the quality of life scores with coping strategy and family burden scores, but not between the coping strategy and family burden scores. Compared to demographic factors such as caregiver age and household income, psychosocial factors including family burden, coping strategies, and self-efficacy demonstrated greater association with quality of life in the participants. However, the dynamics of these associations will change with an increasing population of persons with dementia, decreasing nuclear family size, and predicted changes in family living arrangements for the persons with dementia in future. As such, it necessitates continuous study examining the needs and concerns of family caregivers and the relevance of ongoing interventions specific to caregivers of persons with dementia.
Keyword Burden
Coping
Self-efficacy
QoL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print 7 February 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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