ASSESSING LEVELS OF SELF-EFFICACY AMONG FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER

Journal Title: International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences - Year 2018, Vol 7, Issue 2

Abstract

Background: Family caregivers (FCs) play a substantial role in supporting and managing patients with cancer. Self-efficacy is investigated as an essential prerequisite for FCs providing optimum patient care. Purpose: This study was aimed at assessing the levels of self-efficacy among FCs of patients with cancer in Jordan. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among FCs. A total of 125 participants was recruited from two major hospitals in Jordan. Of those who were recruited only111 participants completed the:1) FCs’ Demographical Data; and 2) Arabic Version of Self- Efficacy Scale (SES). Results: The mean total score of self-efficacy for FCs was 61.3 (SD= 19.9) and the mean score of self-efficacy for pain management, symptom management, and function subscales were 58.0 (SD= 22.6); 62.9 (SD= 19.7); 65.8 (SD= 23.2) respectively. Conclusions: Levels of self-efficacy and its associated factors need to be investigated in order to adjust supportive and educational care for FCs according to these levels and enhance a better caregiving role among FCs of patients with cancer.

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Laila I. Al-Daken, Muayyad M. Ahmad

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Laila I. Al-Daken, Muayyad M. Ahmad (2018). ASSESSING LEVELS OF SELF-EFFICACY AMONG FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER. International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences, 7(2), 91-98. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-273029