Factors Associated With Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Dialysis Recipients

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Chronic kidney failure may contribute to the diminished quality of life of African American women who care for adults affected by the disorder. Few studies document the quality of life of these caregivers. For this descriptive correlational study, caregiver demographic, caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, family functioning, and quality-of-life self-report data from 75 African American women were extracted from an existing database. Ferrans’ Conceptual Model of Quality of Life guided the selection of study variables. Several significant associations were found. Caregiver education, employment status, marital status, and caregiver burden explained 63% of the variance in the caregivers’ quality of life. Findings support the need to explore further and design interventions to improve the quality of life of working African American women supporting individuals with chronic kidney failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Caregivers
Dialysis
Quality of Life
African Americans
Chronic Kidney Failure
Marital Status
Self Report
Demography
Databases
Depression
Education

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  • Nursing(all)

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