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This quasi-experimental research used a one-way repeated measures ANOVA to study and compare the stress of caregivers at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development Center before and after participating in a Humanitude care program. The participants were 18 caregivers selected by purposive sampling in line with the study inclusion criterion. The method involved the provision of knowledge and practice about Humanitude care by Gineste and Marescotti (2008) to caregivers. Humanitude care involves eye contact, speech, touch, and verticality. The research instruments comprised of 1) an experimental instrument, which was a Humanitude care program, 2) a Humanitude knowledge test acting as a control instrument, 3) data collection instruments administered by the researcher covering personal information and Zarit Burden’s questionnaire, and 4) Humanitude care behavior tests such as a Humanitude care activity test. The analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics, one-way repeated measure ANOVA, and the pairwise comparison method.
The result shows that 1) the average stress scores of caregivers after participating in the Humanitude care program decreased significantly from the first time they were attending the program (p = .00), and 2) the stress scores of the caregivers were also significantly and continuously decreased since they had started participating in the first week until reaching the sixth week
(p = .00).
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