Purpose: The purposes of this study were to examine the associations among caregiver burden, anxiety, spirituality, family relationship and depression and to determine predictors of depression among caregivers of hospitalized children. Methods: The participants were 128 caregivers of hospitalized children. Data were collected through self-report questionnaires and analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis with SPSS ver. 27. Results: Depression was significantly positively associated with caregiver burden, anxiety and negatively associated with family relationships. Multiple regression analysis revealed that caregiver burden, anxiety, family relationship, and being 6 months or more post diagnosis were significant factors having an explanation power of approximately 56% of the variance in depression. Conclusion: Our study findings show that it is necessary to develop strategies to reinforce family relationship and reduce caregiver burden to prevent caregiver depression.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing|
|State||Published - Aug 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
*This article is a revision of the first author's master's thesis from Ewha Womans University. *This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2019R1A2C1087398).
© 2021 Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing.
- Burden of illness
- Family Relationships