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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
Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9020014
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 19 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 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)
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Childers, K.M. Sense of Coherence and Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 14.

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