The Study of Knowledge, Attitude in Elderly Care and Perceived Self-efficacy of Caregivers for Elderly Dependency in Phetchaburi Province

  • Suksiri Prasomsuk Phetchaburi Rajabhat University
  • Nathakorn Nilnate Phetchaburi Rajabhat University
  • Kreangkrai Kerdnu Rai-saton, Sub-district health promoting hospitals
Keywords: Caregiver, Elderly dependency, Self-efficacy



          This descriptive study research aims 1) to investigate the level of knowledge, attitude in elderly care and perceived self-efficacy of caregiver for elderly dependency and 2) to study the relationships among those three variables. The sample study were 60 caregivers of dependent elderly in Rai-saton sub-district, Ban-lad district,Petchaburi Province by simple random sampling. The data were collected through the use of questionnaires. The data analysis was analyzed by the percentage, mean, and standard deviation and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient.

           The result revealed that the average knowledge, attitude in elderly care score of caregivers for elderly dependency were at high level, while self-efficacy of care giver score was at a moderate level. There was a positive statistically significant relationship between attitude and knowledge .05 (r=.36, p=.005), attitude and self-efficacy .05 (r=.45, p=.00). However, there was no significant relationship between knowledge and self-efficacy. The results of this study will benefit the healthcare providers in creating a guideline to caregivers in order to provide efficient care to the elderly with high dependency.


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