Competence of the family caregiver to care for a family member receiving chemotherapy.

Revista Ciencia y Cuidado

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Title Competence of the family caregiver to care for a family member receiving chemotherapy.
Competencias del cuidador familiar para cuidar a su familiar que recibe quimioterapia.
 
Creator Montalvo Prieto, Amparo
Fajardo Rocha, Hanier
 
Subject care
cancer
chemotherapy
care skills
competence
Cuidado
cáncer
quimioterapia
habilidades de cuidado
competencia
 
Description Introduction: The presence of an acute, chronic or terminal disease constitutes a family crisis. The diagnosis of cancer not only affects the individual but the human being that belongs to a society, to a family that is impacted by this diagnosis. Objective: Associate the sociodemographic conditions and the level of competence that family caregivers have for the home care of patients in chemotherapy. Materials and methods: Correlational descriptive study applied to 123 people older than 18, dedicated to the home care of a family member with cancer between the second and sixth chemotherapy session, willing to participate in the study. The instruments of characterization of Latin American family caregivers ® used were, family APGAR and Competence for Care- caregiver, CUIDAR, abbreviated version. For the analysis, different multi-varied logistic regressions were performed for each dimension as well as for global competence. To determine the associated factors, odds ratio were estimated along with their respective confidence interval. Results: The participants of the study were women that belong to the social stratus one and have secondary education, who perceive themselves as highly competent for the care of a family member at home. A relationship was found between the dimensions of care and some of the sociodemographic characteristics. The global care competence was associated to the conditions of being a woman, dedicating more than eight hours a day to the care of the family member and belonging to a functional family. Conclusions: The sociodemographic and functionality conditions of the family are associated to the dimensions that constitute the care competences and the global care competences.
Keywords: care, cancer, chemotherapy, care skills, competence.
Introducción: La presencia de una enfermedad aguda, crónica o terminal constituye una crisis familiar. El diagnóstico de cáncer afecta no solo al individuo, sino también al ser humano que pertenece a una sociedad, a una familia impactada por este diagnóstico. Objetivo: Asociar las condiciones sociodemográficas y el nivel de competencias que poseen los cuidadores familiares para el cuidado en el hogar de pacientes en quimioterapia. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo correlacional, aplicado a 123 personas mayores de 18 años, dedicadas al cuidado en el hogar de su familiar con cáncer entre la segunda y sexta sesión de quimioterapia, dispuestos a participar en el estudio. Se utilizaron los instrumentos de caracterización de los cuidadores familiares de América Latina ®, APGAR familiar y Competencia para el cuidado – cuidador, CUIDAR, versión abreviada. Para el análisis, se realizaron distintas regresiones logísticas multivariadas para cada dimensión así como para la competencia global. Para determinar los factores asociados se estimaron los odds ratio junto con sus respectivos intervalos de confianza. Resultados: Las participantes del estudio fueron mujeres, pertenecientes al estrato socioeconómico uno y con formación secundaria, que se perciben con una alta competencia para cuidar en el hogar. Se encontró asociación entre las dimensiones de cuidar y algunas de las características sociodemográficas. La competencia global cuidar se asoció a las condiciones de ser mujer, dedicar más de ocho horas diarias al cuidado y pertenecer a una familia funcional. Conclusiones: Las condiciones sociodemográficas y de funcionalidad familiar se asocian a las dimensiones que conforman las competencias cuidar y la competencia global cuidar.
Competence of the family caregiver to care for a family member receiving chemotherapy.
Abstract
Introduction: The presence of an acute, chronic or terminal disease constitutes a family crisis. The diagnosis of cancer not only affects the individual but the human being that belongs to a society, to a family that is impacted by this diagnosis. Objective: Associate the sociodemographic conditions and the level of competence that family caregivers have for the home care of patients in chemotherapy. Materials and methods: Correlational descriptive study applied to 123 people older than 18, dedicated to the home care of a family member with cancer between the second and sixth chemotherapy session, willing to participate in the study. The instruments of characterization of Latin American family caregivers ® used were, family APGAR and Competence for Care- caregiver, CUIDAR, abbreviated version. For the analysis, different multi-varied logistic regressions were performed for each dimension as well as for global competence. To determine the associated factors, odds ratio were estimated along with their respective confidence interval. Results: The participants of the study were women that belong to the social stratus one and have secondary education, who perceive themselves as highly competent for the care of a family member at home. A relationship was found between the dimensions of care and some of the sociodemographic characteristics. The global care competence was associated to the conditions of being a woman, dedicating more than eight hours a day to the care of the family member and belonging to a functional family. Conclusions: The sociodemographic and functionality conditions of the family are associated to the dimensions that constitute the care competences and the global care competences.
 
Publisher Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander
 
Date 2019-05-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1612
10.22463/17949831.1612
 
Source Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol 16 No 2: May - August 2019; 95-107
Revista Ciencia y Cuidado; Vol. 16 Núm. 2: Mayo - Agosto 2019; 95-107
2322-7028
1794-9831
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1612/1506
https://revistas.ufps.edu.co/index.php/cienciaycuidado/article/view/1612/1734
 
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