Descriptive Research of the Sense of Coherence of Family Caregivers of Persons with Mental Disorders
在宅精神障害者の家族介護者の生活体験から捉えるSense of coherenceに関する記述的研究

Ikue Sakai, Eriko Mizuno
2015 Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science  
Aim is research aimed to clarify the sense of coherence (comprehensibility, manageability, meaningfulness) of family caregivers of persons with mental disorders living in the community. Methods Twenty-four family caregivers participated in this research. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and the descriptions of interviews were analyzed by content analysis. Results & Conclusion e family members onset of mental disorders was regarded as a painful experience in the caregivers lives.
more » ... ers manageability repeated the trial and error in the progress of a time, and the attitude for having feeling of relationship and life with patients changed while receiving support from the others ; these caregivers acquired the strength to face the patients. Concerning comprehensibility, at rst caregivers comprehend that the family member was a mental disorder. And some caregivers felt that there is no prospect of improvement in their lives due to the di culty of predicting and understanding the circumstances. For meaningfulness, the caregivers felt they acquired signi cance or value in their life due to caregiving. However, some of the caregivers had the feeling of insu ciency of their lives or caregiving. A sense of mission to continue the caregiving was an important strength. SOC 24
doi:10.5630/jans.34.280 fatcat:bzdtn65r7vbcbo2gsl4ddtywna