PhD thesis: Needs and problems of family caregivers of elderly people with dementia / Alzheimer’s disease: a qualitative study

PhD student defended her thesis.

Mrs Sara Moreno Cámara, another of the researchers of the CuiDsalud group, who currently works as a lecturer in the Nursing Department, defended her PhD thesis last June 13th. The thesis is entitled: “Needs and problems of family caregivers of elderly people with dementia / Alzheimer’s disease: a qualitative study”, and was directed by Pedro Ángel Palomino Moral and Antonio Frías Osuna.

Aimed to identify, classify and analyse caregivers’ of elderly people with dementia perceived needs and problems among the care process, and it is a contribution to the line of research Health in the elderly.

The doctor with her tutors and the members of the court.

 

The qualitative study identify what are the needs perceived by family caregivers related to the management in caring for the relatives with dementia and related to the management of the caregivers’ own cares. Family caregivers perform their role in a context characterized by personal change; the challenge of adaptation lies in the balance between the problems that hamper adaptation to the changes of the caregiver and the factors that facilitate the caregiver role.

Soon the full text will be available in the repository of Universidad de Jaén.

 

 

For now, you can consult these two articles already published by the Doctor:

Moreno-Cámara S, Palomino-Moral PÁ, Moral-Fernández L, Frías-Osuna A, del-Pino-Casado R. Problems in the process of adapting to change among the family caregivers of elderly people with dementia. Gac Sanit. 2016;30(3):201-7. Available in: http://gacetasanitaria.org/es/problemas-el-proceso-adaptacion-los/articulo/S0213911116000224/.

Moreno Cámara S, Palomino Moral PÁ, Frías Osuna A, del Pino Casado R. About need concept. Index de Enfermería. 2015;24(4):236-9. Available in: http://www.index-f.com/index-enfermeria/v24n4/10017.php.

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