Development Process and Qualitative Evaluation of a Program to Promote the Mental Health of Family Caregivers

Development Process and Qualitative Evaluation of a Program to Promote the Mental Health of Family Caregivers

Development Process and Qualitative Evaluation of a Program to Promote the Mental Health of Family Caregivers

Development Process and Qualitative Evaluation of a Program to Promote the Mental Health of Family Caregiverss

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Référence bibliographique [5838]

Ducharme, Francine, Lévesque, Louise, Gendron, Marie et Legault, Alain. 2001. «Development Process and Qualitative Evaluation of a Program to Promote the Mental Health of Family Caregivers ». Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 10, no 2, p. 182-201.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« [...] [T]he purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an intervention program to promote the mental health of family caregivers of institutionalized elders with dementia. » (p. 184)

2. Méthode



Échantillon/Matériau :
« The program was experimented with, as coinvestigators, a different sample of caregivers was made up to five daughters (mean age of 61 years) and one 73-years-old spouse. » (pp. 189-190)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien
Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate, through a participatory approach an intervention program to promote the mental health of women caregivers in institutions. Focus groups were first organized to explore sources of stress for daughter and spousal caregivers. Workshops in which caregivers developed the content of a group program were then organized. The aims of the program were to increase empowerment and self-efficacy and to decrease stress and psychological distress of caregivers. Experimentation and qualitative evaluation of the program led to 10 weekly meetings covering the following topics: how to feel good with my relative, how to discuss with staff, how to appraise my experience differently coping with my relative’s losses, how to reorganize my life, and how to identify and ask for social support. This study provides a structured program to support family caregivers and a research method empowering families. » (p. 182)