Protective preparation: a process central to family caregivers of persons with mild cognitive impairment

Ching Lin Wang, Li Min Kuo, Yi Chen Chiu, Hsiu Li Huang, Huei Ling Huang, Wen Chuin Hsu, Cheng Hsien Lu, Tzu Hsin Huang, Shan Huang, Yea Ing Lotus Shyu

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摘要

Background:: To develop a theoretical model explaining the longitudinal changes in the caregiving process for family caregivers of persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Taiwan. Methods:: A longitudinal, grounded theory approach using in-depth face-to-face interviews and an open-ended interview guide. We conducted 42 interviews over a two-year period; each participant was interviewed at least once every six months. All participants were interviewed in their home. The participants total of 13 family caregivers of persons with MCI. Results:: One core theme emerged: “protective preparation.” This reflected the family caregiving process of preparation for a further decline in cognitive function, and protection from the impact of low self-esteem, accidents, and symptoms of comorbidities for the family member with MCI. Protective preparation contained three components: ambivalent normalization, vigilant preparation, and protective management. Conclusions:: Interventions to help family caregivers manage the changes in persons with MCI can reduce caregiver burden. Our findings could provide a knowledge base for use by healthcare providers to develop and implement strategies to reduce caregiver burden for family caregivers of persons with MCI.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)375-384
頁數10
期刊International Psychogeriatrics
30
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 臨床心理學
  • 老年學
  • 老年病學和老年學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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