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Understanding the family involvement in caring older people with Chronic Musculoskeletal pain in the community

Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil and Mohd Jaias, Nurin Syafiqah (2023) Understanding the family involvement in caring older people with Chronic Musculoskeletal pain in the community. In: The 3rd IIUM International Conference of Nursing 2023, 12 - 13 July 2023, Swiss-Bel Hotel Kuantan Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: Globally, family is the primary social structure and older people mostly rely on their families for health and assistance. Yet, there are several dimensions of problems associated with caring burden including physical, emotional, cognitive, financial, social, and cultural. It is important to understand the caring responsibilities in the perspective of family caregivers. Objective: The study aims to explore the health beliefs, experiences, expectations, cultural and religious beliefs of family members of older adults with chronic musculoskeletal (knee) pain to manage the symptoms and how the family members support older adults in managing chronic musculoskeletal (knee) pain in the community. Methodology: A qualitative study with purposive sampling methods was conducted among 11 family caregivers (Malay, Indian, Chinese) in the community. A semi-structured interview followed topic guide was applied and the data was analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: The study found that family caregivers felt responsible in caring but experienced various burdens. They are sought and facilitated with appropriate healthcare services. Caregivers have diverse coping techniques to manage pain due to cultural and belief variations, such as complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and spiritual activities. However, family caregivers perceived that older people are healthy in their condition that they maintain healthy lifestyles with proper education and support from healthcare providers. Implication: Healthcare in Malaysia should focus on the burden faced by the caregiver and be more culturally sensitive in providing care to older people. Findings will assist in assessing the requirements of caregivers while giving care to the elderly. Consequently, we will be able to improve our healthcare services in terms of cultural sensitivity in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: family caregiver, older people, pain
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT89 Specialities in nursing > RT90.7 Primary nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 04:19
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 04:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106402

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