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Effects of Dongsasub Training for Family Caregivers of Patients with Dementia on their Burden, Depression, and Self-esteem
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 23, Issue 1,  2016, pp.9-18
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2016.23.1.9
 Title & Authors
Effects of Dongsasub Training for Family Caregivers of Patients with Dementia on their Burden, Depression, and Self-esteem
Kim, Myoungsuk; Lim, Kyung-Choon;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to verify the effectiveness of Dongsasub training for the family caregivers of patients with dementia on their care burden, depression, and self-esteem. Methods: An one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was used. Six family caregivers recruited from a support center for dementia in Seoul and participated in this study. Once a week, the Dongsasub training was provided for 90 minutes during eight weeks. Results: Depression was significantly lower (z=-2.01, p=.044), and self-esteem was significantly higher (z=-2.21, p=.027) than before Dongsasub training. However, care burden was not significantly different between pre and post program (z=-1.58, p=.115). Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the Dongsasub training can be used as a nursing intervention in community settings to decrease depression and improve self-esteem for the family caregivers of patients with dementia.
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