Effects of the Empowerment Program for Caregivers of the Bed-Bound Elderly in Community

Authors

  • Pensri Phochanakit Khlong Ri Tambon Health Promoting Hospital, SathingPhra, Songkhla, Thailand

Keywords:

Empowerment, Caretaker, Bed-Bound elderly

Abstract

             This quasi-experimental research aimed to examine effects of the empowerment program for caregivers of the bed-bound elderly in community on perceived empowerment of caregivers and activities of daily living of bed-bound elderly. The samples consist of twenty-one caregivers and twenty-one bed-bound elderly in Khlong Ri subdistrict, Sathing Phra, Songkhla. The empowerment program was developed based on Gibson's empowerment theory. The program was implemented through 6 monthly home visits for 6 months. Data related to perceived empowerment of the caretakers and activities of daily living of bed-bound elderly were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results revealed that after the program, the caretakers had perceived empowerment in taking care bed-bound elderly significantly higher than before using the program. Activities of daily living of bed-bound elderly were also increased. Only 33.33 percent of the elderly remained the condition as bed-bound elderly. Community health nurses can use this program to empower caregivers which could result in improving health conditions of the bed-bound elderly.

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Published

2022-08-31

How to Cite

Phochanakit, P. (2022). Effects of the Empowerment Program for Caregivers of the Bed-Bound Elderly in Community. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 36(2), 143–152. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/255774

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Research Articles