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The Effect of a Social Support Program on Family Caregivers' Role Strain in Elderly Long-term Home Care
Mei Hae Oh, Kyung Min Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(2):137-145.   Published online June 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.2.137
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a social support program on family caregivers' role strain in elderly long-term home care.
METHODS
The research adopted a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The number of participants was 25 in the experimental group and 25 in the control group sampled among family caregivers in elderly long-term home care. The experimental group participated in a 10-session social support program, which consisted of physical, emotional, informational, and material support. The effect of the program was evaluated by measuring family caregivers' role strain.
RESULTS
The experimental group showed a significant decrease in family caregivers' role strain in elderly long-term home care.
CONCLUSION
The result suggests that the social support program was effective in decreasing family caregivers' role strain in elderly long-term home care. There is a need to develop more effective and systematicsocial support programsfor family caregivers of elderly long-term home care.

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