The Relationship of Caregiving Appraisal and Family Function among Senile Dementia Patients' Families using In-home Services for the Long-Term Care Insurance

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  • Lee, Jungeun (Graduate School, College of Nursing, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ko, Il Sun (College of Nursing, Yonsei University)
  • Received : 2018.05.23
  • Accepted : 2018.08.20
  • Published : 2018.08.28


The aim of this study was to identify the relationship of caregiving appraisal and family function among senile dementia patients' families using in-home services for the Long-Term Care Insurance(LTCI). The participants were 121 family caregivers of senile dementia patients using in-home services for the LTCI. The participants' mean age was $53.80{\pm}10.86years$, all middle-aged women(75.2%). When negative cognition's burden and neutral one's demand in their caregiving appraisal were low and positive cognition's satisfaction and mastery in their caregiving appraisal were high, emotional function in their family function was high. There is a need to develop nursing interventions for strengthening positive cognition's satisfaction and decreasing neutral one's demand in their caregiving appraisal to improve emotional function and communication of senile dementia patients' families.


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