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Study on the Early Detection of Mental Health Problems in the Elderly and the Utilization of Related Services (노인의 정신건강 문제의 발견과 관련서비스 이용에 관한 연구)

  • Park, Kyungsoon;Park, Yeong-Ran;Son, Duksoon;Yum, Yoosik
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.9
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    • pp.308-320
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    • 2019
  • This study aims at investigating the major symptoms that help family carers detect mental illness in elderly patients. Another purpose of this study is to empirically verify the major factors determining the utilization of mental health services with a focus on family carers. The results of this study are as follows. First, the most commonly detected symptoms that caused the family carers to suspect mental illness in the elderly patients were memory decline and other forms of cognitive function decline. Second, the determinants of the elderly's utilization of mental health services included the patient's long-term care insurance level, the age of the family carer, the period of care, the level stress associated with the provision of care felt by the carer, his understanding of geriatric mental illness, and the level of perception about community mental health services. Based on these findings, this study suggests policies and practical implications for the early detection of and response to elderly mental health problems and the utilization of related services from the viewpoint of the family carers of the elderly.

Posttraumatic Growth in Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer (암환자 가족돌봄자의 외상 후 성장)

  • Choi, Soon Ock
    • The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.1-9
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine posttraumatic growth (PTG) in family caregivers of patients with cancer. Methods: Participants included 201 family caregivers of cancer patients who are treated at outpatient clinics and oncology wards of a university hospital and two general hospitals in Busan, Korea. The study instrument was the Korean version of the posttraumatic growth inventory (K-PTGI). Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t test, one-way ANOVA and Scheffe's test using the SPSS 21 for Windows. Results: The mean score of PTG was 3.10. The factor with the highest score was "Changes to self-perception" (3.15), while the one with the lowest was "Increase in spiritual interest" (2.88). There were significant differences in PTG, depending on age, religion, importance of religious life and perceived level of daily difficulties. Conclusion: Family caregivers also experience PTG when their loved ones are diagnosed with cancer. According to these findings, it is necessary to develop a spiritual nursing program to help family caregivers growth from the experience of attending patients with cancer.

A Study on the Emergence of Family-Care worker: Why Families choose to be Care Worker in Korea? (가족요양보호사의 발생에 대한 탐색적 연구: 한국의 노인장기요양보험제도에서 가족은 왜 요양보호사가 되었나?)

  • Yang, Nan Joo
    • 한국사회정책
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.97-129
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    • 2013
  • This study aims to investigate causes of the emergence of so-called 'family-care workers' in the Long-term Care Insurance system in Korea. The LTCI system introduced in 2008 financially support the utilization of formal care services for the eligible elderly with care needs by paying for services of their care workers. Interestingly, 38.4 percent of payments for the in-home services were claimed by family members registered as qualified long-term care workers in 2012. We interviewed ten family care workers in depth and analyzed the needs of the aged and their families to explain the emergence of family care workers. The emergence of family-care workers is an inevitable result of choice by family members who face a dual burden of living and caring; be the additional choice following discharge the duty to support the elderly; be the alternative choice to fulfill unaccepted needs for services. These results suggest the needs for a comprehensive public provision of both income and social service support for the aged and an introduction of financial support for family care complementing the formal care support in the LTCI in Korea.

The Prospects of the Married Men and Women in their 50s and 60s about their Future Coresident Family Members, Caregivers, and Residence (50~60대 기혼 남녀의 노년기 가족생활 전망:동거 가족, 돌봄자, 거주지 전망과 관련된 요인 탐색)

  • Chin, Meejung;Sung, Miai;Byun, Joosoo
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.27-41
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    • 2014
  • This study attempted to explain how middle-aged married men and women prospected their family life in terms of their future coresident family members, caregivers, and residence, and what factors were associated with these prospects. The prospects reflected their realistic expectation rather than their preference based on their current life situations. Data were drawn from a survey of 800 married men and women in their 50s and 60s in Seoul and Gyunggi-do. Following previous research, we examined how resources (age, sex, health status, spouse's health status, number of children, current living arrangement, and household income), subjective perception on their responsibility for their parents and children, and relational satisfaction with their spouse and with their children were associated with the prospect. The results showed that these factors were associated with the prospect which is with whom they would live, who would care for them, and where they would live in different ways. The resources were more likely to be associated with the prospect on coresident family members and residence. The perceptions on responsibility were more likely to be associated with the prospect on caregivers. The relational satisfaction was more likely to be associated with the prospect on coresident members. These results underscored that the characteristics of caregiving and family life would change in 10-20 years. Family policymakers need to take these changes into consideration as they deal with issues of family policy.

The Impact of the Korean Long-Term Care Insurance System on its Family Caregivers: Focusing on Family Caregiving Arrangement (노인장기요양보험제도에서 재가노인돌봄의 변화에 대한 연구)

  • Yang, Nanjoo;Choi, In-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
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    • v.44 no.3
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    • pp.31-56
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that family caregivers have experienced since using the Korean Long-Term Care Insurance(LTCI) system. In-depth interviews were conducted to determine how the services offered within the LTCI program had affected family caregiving and what changes they had incurred. Results from the qualitative content analysis show that the LTCI program significantly reduced the caregiving burden among family caregivers although burdens that family caregiver perceived varied greatly depending on the types of service that the family selected, and assigned family caregivers different identities and diverse roles(i.e., service user, family caregiver, certified care provider) depending on the service they use. The phenomenon of 'certified family care provider', which was not an intention of LTCI, demonstrates the practical need of elderly persons who require both care and the comfort of family and economic status of the family. Despite the positive impact of the LTCI policy on the family caregivers' burden and family relationship, the current LTCI system should be modified in order to better meet the needs of beneficiaries and their family caregivers.

Convergence Study on the Influence of the NeuroRehabilitation Patients on Family Burden (뇌신경계 재활 환자 가족부담감에 미치는 영향에 관한 융합연구)

  • Yang, Young-Mi;Cho, Mi-Ock
    • Journal of Convergence for Information Technology
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    • v.9 no.5
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    • pp.77-85
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    • 2019
  • This study is a descriptive study to identify the burden of family burden, general characteristics, and disease characteristics of patients undergoing cranial nerve rehabilitation in hospitalized rehabilitation hospitals and to identify the factors influencing the integration. The questionnaire was administered to 113 family members who were the primary care providers of rehabilitation in rehabilitation hospitals and analyzed using the SPSS statistics 22 program. The results of this study showed that the level of burden of the patient family was 3.16, the burden of the family was significantly different in the age of the caregiver, the educational level, and the relationship with the caregiver. There was no difference. Finally, the factors influencing family burden were identified as predictors of carer's age, education, religion, and relationship with the patient. It will be necessary to consider general characteristics in the development of an intervention program that lowers the burden of family rehabilitation.

Factors Influencing the Caring Burden of Families with Dementia in a Community (지역사회 내 치매환자가족의 돌봄부담감에 미치는 영향요인)

  • Lee, Hye-Kyung;Kim, So-Yul
    • Journal of the Korean Applied Science and Technology
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    • v.36 no.4
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    • pp.1373-1384
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    • 2019
  • This study is a descriptive research to analyze the factors affecting the care burden of dementia patients in the community. The data was collected from 223 dementia patients in the community for 10 days from November 30 to December 9, 2018. The results showed that there was a statistically significant difference in caring burden according to demographic characteristics according to the age group of the main caregivers, the relationship with dementia patients, the duration of caring for dementia patients, and the difficulty of caring for dementia patients. Had a negative correlation with dementia knowledge(r=-.145, p=.030). The factors affecting the care burden of dementia patients were as follows: dementia care period(β=.408, p=.006), difficulty in caring for dementia patients(β=-.307, p=.023), relationship with dementia patients(β=-.299, p=.013), and age group of primary caregivers of dementia patients(β=-.265, p=.007). Therefore, in order to alleviate the burden of caring for dementia patients in the community, a practical and continuous care intervention program is needed