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Association between cultural factors and the caregiving burden for Chinese spousal caregivers of frail elderly in Hong Kong

Association between cultural factors and the caregiving burden for Chinese spousal caregivers of... Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between cultural factors and the caregiving burden of Chinese spousal caregivers who provided care to their frail partners. Method: A sample consisting of 102 Chinese caregivers for frail elderly spouses was recruited from home care services across various districts in Hong Kong. Structured interviews were conducted with the participants in their homes, measuring demographics, the functional status of the spouse, the degree of assistance required in daily care, perceived health, the caregiver's orientation to traditional Chinese family values, social support, coping, and caregiver burden. Results: Findings of regression analysis indicated that gender, activities of daily living (ADL) status, orientation to traditional Chinese family values, passive coping, and marital satisfaction associated with caregiver burden. Being female, having lower functioning in ADL or a strong orientation toward traditional Chinese family values, employing the strategies of passive coping more frequent, or experiencing a low degree of marital satisfaction were associated with high levels of caregiver burden. Conclusion: These findings provided a basis for developing appropriate interventions to minimize the caregiver burden of spousal family caregivers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aging & Mental Health Taylor & Francis

Association between cultural factors and the caregiving burden for Chinese spousal caregivers of frail elderly in Hong Kong

Aging & Mental Health , Volume 15 (4): 10 – May 1, 2011
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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1364-6915
eISSN
1360-7863
DOI
10.1080/13607863.2010.536139
pmid
21500017
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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between cultural factors and the caregiving burden of Chinese spousal caregivers who provided care to their frail partners. Method: A sample consisting of 102 Chinese caregivers for frail elderly spouses was recruited from home care services across various districts in Hong Kong. Structured interviews were conducted with the participants in their homes, measuring demographics, the functional status of the spouse, the degree of assistance required in daily care, perceived health, the caregiver's orientation to traditional Chinese family values, social support, coping, and caregiver burden. Results: Findings of regression analysis indicated that gender, activities of daily living (ADL) status, orientation to traditional Chinese family values, passive coping, and marital satisfaction associated with caregiver burden. Being female, having lower functioning in ADL or a strong orientation toward traditional Chinese family values, employing the strategies of passive coping more frequent, or experiencing a low degree of marital satisfaction were associated with high levels of caregiver burden. Conclusion: These findings provided a basis for developing appropriate interventions to minimize the caregiver burden of spousal family caregivers.

Journal

Aging & Mental HealthTaylor & Francis

Published: May 1, 2011

Keywords: caregiving; stress/burden; cultural aspects

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