Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well

Karen L Schumacher, Barbara J. Stewart, Patricia G. Archbold

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Purpose: To review progress in the conceptualization and measurement of five concepts related to doing family caregiving well: caregiving mastery, self-efficacy, competence, preparedness, and quality. Families are increasingly involved in providing complex care to ill or aged family members at home. Their ability to do caregiving well is vitally important and a focus of nursing practice in many clinical settings. Organizing framework: Concepts were organized into two groups: those that refer to caregivers' perceptions of how well they are providing care and those that refer to professional assessment of the quality of care provided. Sources: Family caregiving literature from nursing, gerontology, psychology, and social work, 1987-1996. Findings: There is growing interest in doing family caregiving well. However, research in this area is limited by the current state of development of ideas and measures. Conclusions: Two issues that should be addressed to advance research are the perspective taken on doing caregiving well and change over time in doing caregiving well. @1998, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Caregiving
  • Concepts
  • Family
  • Measurement

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  • Nursing(all)

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Schumacher, K. L., Stewart, B. J., & Archbold, P. G. (1998). Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30(1), 63-69.

Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well. / Schumacher, Karen L; Stewart, Barbara J.; Archbold, Patricia G.

In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.03.1998, p. 63-69.

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Schumacher, KL, Stewart, BJ & Archbold, PG 1998, 'Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well', Journal of Nursing Scholarship, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 63-69.
Schumacher KL, Stewart BJ, Archbold PG. Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 1998 Mar 1;30(1):63-69.
Schumacher, Karen L ; Stewart, Barbara J. ; Archbold, Patricia G. / Conceptualization and Measurement of Doing Family Caregiving Well. In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 1998 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 63-69.
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