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Quality of life for spouses of CAPD patients.
ANNA J. 1994 Aug; 21(5):237-46, 257; discussion 247.AJ

Abstract

The overall purpose of this study was to describe the quality of life (QoL) for spouses of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and to determine what factors are the best predictors of the spouses' perceived QoL. Thirty-eight spouses of CAPD patients from 2 dialysis units completed a demographic data form, the Jalowiec Coping Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Quality of Life Index. The primary CAPD nurses completed the End Stage Renal Disease Severity Index on the ill partner. The results showed that 21% of the spouses perceived their QoL as high, 55% perceived their QoL as moderate, and 24% perceived their QoL as fair to poor. The results indicated that the QoL for the spouse is similar to that of CAPD patients with the exception of the family domain. On the family domain, the spouses scored significantly lower. Marital adjustment was the best predictor of QoL for the spouse. Income was the next best predictor. These two variables combined for a predictive value of 85%. Understanding the effect that a chronic illness has on the spouse will assist nurses in providing quality care for both the patient and the spouse.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8080335

Citation

Dunn, S A., et al. "Quality of Life for Spouses of CAPD Patients." ANNA Journal, vol. 21, no. 5, 1994, pp. 237-46, 257; discussion 247.
Dunn SA, Lewis SL, Bonner PN, et al. Quality of life for spouses of CAPD patients. ANNA J. 1994;21(5):237-46, 257; discussion 247.
Dunn, S. A., Lewis, S. L., Bonner, P. N., & Meize-Grochowski, R. (1994). Quality of life for spouses of CAPD patients. ANNA Journal, 21(5), 237-46, 257; discussion 247.
Dunn SA, et al. Quality of Life for Spouses of CAPD Patients. ANNA J. 1994;21(5):237-46, 257; discussion 247. PubMed PMID: 8080335.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality of life for spouses of CAPD patients. AU - Dunn,S A, AU - Lewis,S L, AU - Bonner,P N, AU - Meize-Grochowski,R, PY - 1994/8/1/pubmed PY - 1994/8/1/medline PY - 1994/8/1/entrez SP - 237-46, 257; discussion 247 JF - ANNA journal JO - ANNA J VL - 21 IS - 5 N2 - The overall purpose of this study was to describe the quality of life (QoL) for spouses of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and to determine what factors are the best predictors of the spouses' perceived QoL. Thirty-eight spouses of CAPD patients from 2 dialysis units completed a demographic data form, the Jalowiec Coping Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Quality of Life Index. The primary CAPD nurses completed the End Stage Renal Disease Severity Index on the ill partner. The results showed that 21% of the spouses perceived their QoL as high, 55% perceived their QoL as moderate, and 24% perceived their QoL as fair to poor. The results indicated that the QoL for the spouse is similar to that of CAPD patients with the exception of the family domain. On the family domain, the spouses scored significantly lower. Marital adjustment was the best predictor of QoL for the spouse. Income was the next best predictor. These two variables combined for a predictive value of 85%. Understanding the effect that a chronic illness has on the spouse will assist nurses in providing quality care for both the patient and the spouse. SN - 8750-0779 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8080335/Quality_of_life_for_spouses_of_CAPD_patients_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/familyissues.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -