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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorAgnes Bjornen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:14:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:14:26Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-15T21:34:27Z
dc.identifier.issn02839318en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1471-6712.2003.00230.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6252
dc.description.abstractIntensive care unit (ICU) survivors may experience deterioration in their quality of life for months following their return home, with families assuming a caregiving role. The aim of this study was to measure the burden associated with caring for a family member who had been critically ill. The study also sought to describe the relationship between three factors (filial obligation, social support, self-efficacy) and caregiver burden. Seventy-one family carers, 51 females (72%) and 20 (28%) males of long-term intensive care patients completed a mailed survey, after signing an informed consent form. Although the vast majority of the caregivers were providing substantial number of hours of care each week, they scored lower than the midpoint on all caregiver burden inventory subscales. Filial obligation was found to be positively associated with caregiver burden; however, there was no association between social support, self-efficacy and caregiver burden. Male caregivers experienced significantly more burden than female caregivers. The findings suggest that an understanding of the factors that impact on caregiver burden of families of ICU survivors is only beginning to emerge.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1471-6712.2003.00230.xen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom205en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto214en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321009en_US
dc.titleFamily carers of ICU survivors: A survey of the burden they experienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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