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Activities of Daily Living of The Elderly with a Chronic Disease and Burden on Family Care-givers Bang, Su Hyang1)․Jang, Hee Jeong2) 1) Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, 2) Professor, Department of Nursing, Hallym University Purpose: The purpose of this study was to help families decrease and alleviate the burden on family care-givers taking care of elderly patients. Method: Data was collected by a questionnaire from 100 family members who were registered in the department of home health care nursing at 4 hospitals of H University Medical Center from September 20 to October 25, 2005. The collected data was analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, t-test and One-Way ANOVA with the Duncan's test, and Stepwise multiple regression. Result: The average burden on family care-givers of elderly patients with chronic diseases was 3.31. The social burden was the highest(M=3.68), the lowest was the emotional burden (M=2.95). In ADL of elderly patients with chronic diseases, all 10 questions showed an average point above 2.50. The dependency level of going up and down the stairs was the highest (M=2.88). Conclusion: This research is necessary for the application of a plan in the social support system in order to reduce the burden on family care-givers who are taking care of elderly patients with a chronic disease.


Activities of Daily Living of The Elderly with a Chronic Disease and Burden on Family Care-givers Bang, Su Hyang1)․Jang, Hee Jeong2) 1) Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, 2) Professor, Department of Nursing, Hallym University Purpose: The purpose of this study was to help families decrease and alleviate the burden on family care-givers taking care of elderly patients. Method: Data was collected by a questionnaire from 100 family members who were registered in the department of home health care nursing at 4 hospitals of H University Medical Center from September 20 to October 25, 2005. The collected data was analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, t-test and One-Way ANOVA with the Duncan's test, and Stepwise multiple regression. Result: The average burden on family care-givers of elderly patients with chronic diseases was 3.31. The social burden was the highest(M=3.68), the lowest was the emotional burden (M=2.95). In ADL of elderly patients with chronic diseases, all 10 questions showed an average point above 2.50. The dependency level of going up and down the stairs was the highest (M=2.88). Conclusion: This research is necessary for the application of a plan in the social support system in order to reduce the burden on family care-givers who are taking care of elderly patients with a chronic disease.