Kalça Kırığı Hastasına Bakım Veren Aile Üyelerine Uygulanan Danışmanlığın Bakım Yükü, Stres Düzeyi ve Yaşam Kalitesine Etkisi

Çelik B., Bilik Ö.

Journal of nursology (Online), vol.27, 2024 (ESCI)


Objective: The study aimed to examine the effect of consultancy for family caregivers with hip fractures caregiving burden, stress and quality of life. Methods: The study has quasi-experimental design. The family caregivers in the control group received routine care. Face-to-face and telephone counseling was offered to individuals in the intervention group. The data were collected by using a patient characteristics form, family caregiver characteristics form, Zarit Burden Interview, Caregiver Strain Index and Quality of Life Scale at baseline, discharge, post-op first month and, post-op third month. Results: The mean scores on the caregiver burden, stress, on mental health, role mental, vitality, social functioning and general health subscales of the Quality of Life Scale of the intervention group in the first and third months after surgery were higher than the control group. Conclusion: This study shows that counseling given by the nurse decrease caregiving burden and stress and improve the quality of life in family caregivers. Keywords: Hip fracture, nursing, family caregiver, consultancy, caregiver burden, stress, quality of life