Merhaba Misafir

Effects of psychoeducation on palliative caregivers’ quality of life and skills to cope with stress


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of psychoeducation on caregivers' coping with stress and quality of life in patients receiving palliative care treatment. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted as a quasi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design. The population of the study comprised the relatives of the patients (N = 40) monitored in the Palliative Care Unit of the Manisa State Hospital during a period of 6 months. All the people in the study population were included in the sample. The data were collected through face-to-face interviews by the researcher using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: ‘‘Caregiver Information Form”, “Quality of Life Form (SF-36)”, “Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ)”. Results: Psychoeducation given to caregivers participating in the study significantly increased their physical and mental health status and quality of life. The analysis of the mean scores revealed that the participants’ physical health improved by 12.2%, mental health status by 20.6% and quality of life by 15.9%. In addition, the difference between their mean pre- and post-test scores was significant. The mean pre-test score (58.83) increased by 15.7% to 69.76 at the posttest. Conclusion: In the present study, psychoeducation given to the caregivers improved the quality of life and skills for coping with stress.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2020
  • DOI : 10.17826/cumj.649713
  • Cilt : 45
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 785-794
  • IO Kayıt No : 118425
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi