The Impacts of a Health Promoting Program on Health-Related Quality of Life among Family Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure

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  • จันทิมา ฤกษ์เลื่อนฤทธิ์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ

Keywords:

health promoting program, health-related quality of life, caregivers of patients with heart failure

Abstract

This quasi-experimental research investigated impacts of a health promoting program on health-related quality of life among family caregivers of patients with heart failure. Subjects were equally assigned into either the control group or the experimental group, 30 in each group. The experimental group received the health promoting program for 12 weeks while the control group received the conventional gold standard nursing care. Research instruments included the family caregivers’ health-related quality of life questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Chi-square and t-test. The major results show that the mean score of family caregivers’ health-related quality of life in the group receiving the health promoting program was higher than that in the group receiving routine nursing care at a significant level of .05. In addition, the mean score of family caregivers’ health-related quality of life after receiving the health promoting program was higher than that before receiving the program at significant level lower than .001. The results provide evidence that health promoting program could improve family caregivers of patients with heart failure’s health-related quality of life. Therefore, this program should be further used in other family caregivers of other cardiovascular system.

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Published

30-08-2018

How to Cite

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ฤกษ์เลื่อนฤทธิ์ จ. The Impacts of a Health Promoting Program on Health-Related Quality of Life among Family Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 30 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];19:319-27. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/156138