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Determining caregiving burden for mothers of children with autism diagnosis and affecting factors
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Determining caregiving burden for mothers of children with autism diagnosis and affecting factors


6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

August 15-17, 2016 London, UK

Elif Cand?±r

Koc University School of Nursing, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

This study is determined to analyze caregiving burden for mothers of children with autism diagnosis and affecting factors.This study is discriptive and cross-sectional study. The research population group is consisted of mothers of children with autism diagnosis who are monitored by a private educational institute in Avc?±lar, ?°stanbul. The sample group included 92 mothers who have an autistic child within age group of 0-18 and agreed to participate in the study. The research by using Zarit Burden Interview Scale and creating socio-demographic form. Result of research; numbers and percentage, was used for specifications by transferring gathered data to SPSS 22.0 software. The mean scores of mother care burden between socio-demographic characteristics.Analysis of test was used Kruskal Wallis, Mann Whitney U test, significance test between two means. It is determined by evaluating the data that caregiving burden has increased for mothers of children with autism diagnosis in correlation with mothersâ?? ages, incomes, health issues, time after autism diagnosis, existence of health issues other than autism, and childâ??s autism level (p<0.05). On the other hand, it is found that motherâ??s education and occupation, marital status, social security and sense of health, family type, knowledge on autism, and having an assistant for care were irrelevant to caregiving burden (p>0.05). In accordance with gathered results, pediatric nurseâ??s aim on autism should be focused on improving speaking and social skills, reducing behavioral issues, supporting and educating the family, child, and caregiving mothers. Nurses, by undertaking many functions, will be essential on reducing caregiving burden for mothers.

Biography :

Elif Cand?±r studied at Koc University in 2013. I graduated to master at Koç University February-2016. My thesis issue is Determining Caregiving Burden For Mothers of Children With Autism Diagnosis and Affecting Factors.Currently, I’m Cardiovascular Surgical -Intensive Coronary Care nuse at American Hospital in Istanbul.

Email: ecandir@ku.edu.tr

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