The Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Interventions in Reducing the Care Burden of Family Members Caring for the Elderly in Turkey: A Randomized Controlled Study☆,☆☆,★

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Abstract

Objective:

To examine the effectiveness of psychoeducational intervention that is based on the McGill Model of Nursing in reducing the burden of caregivers and improving self-efficacy and adaptive coping in people who provide care for the older person.

Methods:

This study was conducted using a pre- and post-test control group and repeated measures experimental design in a family health center service area located in Istanbul. This study was conducted with 33 caregivers in each group. The data were collected using the questionnaire form, the Zarit Burden Interview, the General Self-Efficacy Scale and the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire.

Results:

According to the findings of the study, the post-test Zarit Burden Interview points of the intervention group trained for according to McGill Model of Nursing will decrease compared with the control group after the intervention hypothesis was accepted; the post-test General Self-Efficacy Scale and adaptive subscales of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire scores will increase after the intervention hypothesis was also accepted.

Conclusion:

It was found that the psychoeducational intervention based on the McGill Nursing Model was efficient.

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