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The Socioeconomic Factors Affecting the Mental Health Status of Family Caregivers of Type 2 Diabetic Patients


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Title: The Socioeconomic Factors Affecting the Mental Health Status of Family Caregivers of Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Authors: Hirano, Yuko / Itoh, Mari / Miyazaki, Yukari / Yamamoto, Hiromi / Kusuba, Yoko
Authors (alternative): Ohara, Yuko
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: 長崎大学大学院医歯薬学総合研究科保健学専攻 / Master Course of Health Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Nagasaki University
Citation: 保健学研究, 24(2), pp.9-15; 2012
Abstract: As Japan’s ‘super aged society’ develops, more and more aged caregivers are obliged to take care of patients with chronic diseases. In this study, the family caregivers of type 2 diabetic patients were targeted to identify the socioeconomic conditions that affect their mental health status. The results indicated that when the caregivers were overly concerned about the patients’ care, they had higher GHQ (General Health Questionnaire) scores( r=.685, p<0.05). On the other hand, the more caregivers spoke frankly about their feelings to the patients, the lower their GHQ Likert Scores were( r=.-718, p<0.05). Suggestions for medical staff were made to establish a support system not only for type 2 diabetic patients, but also for the family caregivers of these patients.
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes / patient / family / caregiver / stress
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29320
ISSN: 18814441
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 24, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29320

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