Competencies of Care Managers and Care Givers toward the Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living among Older Persons, Buriram Province

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Nipar Suttipun
Boontip Siritarungsri
Nantawon Suwonnaroop
Narirat Jitramontree

Abstract

Purpose: 1) To explore the competency of care managers and caregivers, 2) to assess the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) among the older persons, and 3) to study the predictive power of competency of care managers and caregivers toward the ability to perform ADL among older persons.


Design:  Mixed method research


Methods: The sample was classified into three groups: the care managers (N =105), the caregivers (N = 114), and the older persons (N = 160). The research instruments included two parts (1) the questionnaire of management competency of care managers and caregivers and focus group guideline and (2) Barthel ADL. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the quantitative data while the qualitative data were interpreted from the content analysis.


Results: 1) The average scores regarding the competency of care managers and caregivers were at a high level, and these were correlated with the focus group data. 2) There was an improvement of older persons' capabilities measured by the Barthel ADL. The Barthel ADL score considerably increased from 7.39 to 11.86 compared before and after receiving care from care managers and caregivers. 3) The competencies of care managers and caregivers were able to predict the capability of ADL among older persons at 12.70% with a statistical significance (p<.05). 


Conclusion: The average scores of the competency of care managers and caregivers were at a high level and could predict the capability of ADL among older persons. However, there should be development and reconsideration regarding the low to moderate level items

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