Effects of caregiver burden, anxiety, spirituality and family relationships on depression among caregivers of hospitalized children

Ahyoung Seo, Suk Sun Kim

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Burden of illness
  • Depression
  • Family Relationships
  • Spirituality

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