Next Article in Journal
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES): A Case Report and Literature Review
Previous Article in Journal
Self-Silencing, but Not Sexual Relationship Power Associated with Condom Use for Black College-Aged Women
Article Menu
Issue 2 (February) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 14;

Sense of Coherence and Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

School of Nursing Student in Ph. D Nursing Program, West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506-9600, USA
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 19 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 28 January 2019
Full-Text   |   PDF [292 KB, uploaded 28 January 2019]


Unpaid caregivers (CG) provide most of the assistance to persons with dementias (PWD) living in the community. This study explores the current state of knowledge regarding the concept of sense of coherence (SOC) and CG of PWD via a concept analysis. The identified defining attributes were health, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), CG burden, CG stress, coping as a strength, gender, and decreasing sense of CG coherence over the progression of the disease (dementia). Further study by health care professionals using clinical observations, large samples of respondents, a consistent theory, valid and reliable instruments used to measure defining attributes consistently, and critical reviews of the literature are needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: caregivers (CGs); persons with dementia (PWD); concept analysis; Sense of Coherence (SOC) caregivers (CGs); persons with dementia (PWD); concept analysis; Sense of Coherence (SOC)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Childers, K.M. Sense of Coherence and Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 14.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Behav. Sci. EISSN 2076-328X Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top