Burnout and Burden of Family Care-Givers for Caring of Terminal Patients with Cancer

말기암환자 가족원의 부담감과 소진

  • Ahn, Eun-Jung (College of Nursing, Graduate School. Chonnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Sook (College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science)
  • 안은정 (전남대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 이영숙 (전남대학교 간호대학, 전남대학교 간호과학 연구소)
  • Published : 2005.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between burden and burnout of the family care-givers for caring of terminal patients with cancer. A total of 99 convenience sample was recruited form hospitals. The data were collected by a direct interview with Questionnaire about family burden and burnout. The mean score of burnout of main care-givers was 2.98, and the mean score of burden was 3.03. The care-givers' burnout was significantly different by age, sex, job, duration of treatment, level of acceptance on the stage of death, and ability of daily living activities. The family care-givers' burden was significantly different by the jobs, complication of patients, level of acceptance on the stage of death, and ability of daily living activities. In conclusions, the burnout of family care-givers was highly and positively correlated with the burden.