Improvement of family carers' knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for older people following the implementation of a family carers' training program in the community in indonesia

Junaiti Sahar, Mary Courtney, Helen Edwards

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine family carers' knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for older people following the implementation of a Family Carers' Training Program (FCTP). Family carers (n = 240) from two villages in Indonesia were randomly selected. All participants were surveyed by questionnaires and their care behaviour observed at baseline, three and six months. Findings indicated significant increases in knowledge, skills and attitudes in the intervention group over six months compared to those of the control group. Hence, the FCTP demonstrated a positive effect on family carers' capabilities and attitudes in caring for older people living in the community in the study setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-254
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Experimental
  • Family carers
  • Indonesia
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Training programme

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