Factors Predicting Stress of Community-dwelling Family Members of Patients with Chronic Disease at Nayia Subdistrict, Nayia District, Ubon Ratchathani Province
Keywords:Community, Chronic Disease Patient, Stress, Family
Stress of community-dwelling family members dealing with a chronic disease patient affects both physical and mental health. It also impacts the care quality of chronic disease patients both physically and mentally. This research aimed to explore the stress and depression of family members living with chronic disease patients and investigated factors predicting their stress. The study sample was 197 family members with chronic disease patients in the family. The study tool consisted of a stress test questionnaire, depression screening questionnaire and self-administered questionnaires in factors predicting stress. Reliability of the tool was 0.83. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistic and multiple linear regression analysis. Level of statistically significance was p < 0.001.
Results showed that subjects with family members with chronic disease had a moderate level of stress at 11.70 %, with only 1 % having a high level of stress, and the risk of depressive disorder at 2.03 %. Correlational analysis revealed that the factors predicting stress in family members with chronic disease patients were resistance due to resources. Health care providers should be aware of the effects on community-dwelling family members dealing with chronic disease patients. Stress and depression screening should be provided continuously. Family resource limitations of community-dwelling family members of chronic disease patients should be monitored and addressed appropriately.
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