Nurses Roles on Reducing Caregivers’ Burden of Children with Chronic Diseases


  • Yardpirun Saopeng คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์แมคคอร์มิค มหาวิทยาลัยพายัพ


Nurse role, Caregiver burden, children with chronic disease



          Caregivers who closely take care of children with chronic disease for a long time. Some children with chronic diseases require certain procedures that need to be done by the caregiver continually after discharging from the hospital. If the caregivers perceived that they have low self-efficacy or have inadequate social support, these may cause physiological, emotional and social burden to them in caring for children with chronic disease. Therefore, nurses should be aware of the importance of caregivers while caring for children with chronic diseases. Whenever caregivers perceive a burden of caring for these children without solving, it may lead to stress, fatigue and may affect both their physical and mental health that make them unable to take care of these children. As a consequence, it may affect the quality of long-term care of children with chronic disease. The purpose of this article is to present the roles of nurses on reducing burden of caregivers for children with chronic diseases; related factors that reduce caregiver burden including self-efficacy and social support; and the role of nurses in the assessment of caregiver’s burden as well as reinforce them to reduce burden perception of caregiver.



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How to Cite

Saopeng, Y. (2021). Nurses Roles on Reducing Caregivers’ Burden of Children with Chronic Diseases. Journal of Nurses Association of Thailand Northern Office, 27(1), 29–37. Retrieved from



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