Nursing Intervention to Improve the Caregivers’ Practices toward Elderly Care at Geriatric Homes
Keywords:Elderly, Elderly Caregivers, Practice, Nursing intervention& Geriatric homes
Population ageing is a global phenomenon with the number of persons 60 years and over estimated to reach
two billion by the year 2050; living longer is joined to challenges of disability and being dependent on
caregivers who should have the chance to perform their practices by professional way as an integral part
of elderly care. Aim: To evaluate the nursing intervention program to improve the caregivers’ practices of
elderly care at geriatric homes. Design: Quasi-experimental research design. Setting: In geriatric homes at
Cairo governorate. Sample: A convenient sample of all elderly caregivers working in the previous mentioned
settings. Tool: Was used an interviewing questionnaire to assess socio-demographic characteristics of
elderly caregivers, their knowledge, their practices & factors causing stress to them & their coping with
stress. Conclusion: The nursing intervention program implementation had statistically significant positive
effect on elderly caregivers at geriatric homes regarding to their knowledge, practices &coping with stress.
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