Effect of Supportive Education Program for Hospice Patients's Family

호스피스환자 가족을 위한 지지적 교육프로그램의 효과

  • Received : 2013.08.09
  • Accepted : 2013.12.04
  • Published : 2014.05.31


Purpose: The aim of this study was examine effects of fatigue, anxiety, depression, social support, and spiritual well-being of supportive education program for hospice patients's family. Method: Using a non-equivalent control group pre-post quasi-experimental design, 70 study subjects were assigned into two groups, experimental group (n=35) and the control group (n=35). Measures were fatigue, state-anxiety, depression, social support, and spiritual well-being to test for the effects of supportive education program for hospice patients's family. Data analyzed using $x^2$ test, t-test with SPSS/WIN 19.0 version. Results: The experimental group receiving supportive education program for hospice patients's family had a significant changes of fatigue, state-anxiety, depression, social support, and spiritual well-being. Conclusion: The supportive education program for hospice patients's family is an effective intervention to enhance social support and spiritual well-being and to decrease fatigue, anxiety and depression.


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