Palyatif Bakım Hastalarına Bakım Verenlerde Yaşam Kalitesinin Değerlendirilmesi: Karabük Örneği
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The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of life of caregivers(family members) of palliative care patients and to determine the factors affecting the quality of life of caregivers. Quantitative research design was used in the study. The research population of the study consisted of 124 caregivers in Karabuk University Training and Research Hospital Palliative Care Service over 18 years of age who did not have psychiatric problems and who volunteered to participate in the study.Interview Form for revealing socio-demographic characteristics and patient characteristics of palliative caregivers, Patient Identification Form for revealing socio-demographic characteristics and disease characteristics of palliative care patients andThe MOS 36 Item Short Form Health Survey for revealing quality of life of palliative care patients was used as data collecting tool in this study. The scores of the caregivers of palliative care patients according to their socio-demographic characteristics were examined, it was found that the quality of life levels of those with high age, those with low education level, those with low income, and those with children were lower.When the scores of caregivers of palliative care patients according to their characteristics of the caregiving process were examined, it was found thatquality of life levels of those who have more affinity to the patient, those who lack other caregivers in the family, who neglect themselves during the caregiving process, those whose health is negatively affected, those whose social life is negatively affected, those whose working life is negatively affected, those who had sleep problems and those who needed psychosocial support were lower.
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