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Título: Quality of life and levels of training of professional caregivers
Autor: Beringuilho, Fátima
Saraiva, Horácio
Pinheira, Vítor
Palavras-chave: Training
Quality of life
Formal caregivers
Elderly
Data: 25-Mai-2014
Citação: BERINGUILHO, Fátima; SARAIVA, Horácio; PINHEIRA, Vitor - Quality of life and levels of training of professional caregivers. In Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 22, Gotemburgo, 25-28 Maio. [S.l. : s.n.]. Poster
Resumo: INTRODUCTION: The increasing elderly population associated with increased human longevity and therefore a higher prevalence of chronic disease and higher levels of disability, brings out the importance of a new professional group considered crucial to the care process in a dignified and qualified in geriatric institutions: formal caregivers. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the profile, levels of training and quality of life of professional caregivers from geriatric organizations. METHODS: This is an exploratory, descriptive, comparative, correlational and cross-sectional study. We used a quantitative research, whose convenience sample consisted of 254 subjects from 15 institutions for the elderly of Portugal, subdivided into two groups: Group SFL (nonprofit) and CFL group (for-profit). For data collection a questionnaire was used to characterize the sociodemographic and work sample, a questionnaire for training standards and WHOQOL-BREF. RESULTS: There were differences between the profile of caregivers of institutions and nonprofit organizations in terms of age, marital status, number of children, educational attainment, years of activity in the current institution, years of activity as a professional caregiver and simultaneity with informal care. Nonprofits institutions caregivers have a greater number of training and lower average training per year that caregivers of for-profit institutions. Caregivers showed impairment of quality of life and no differences were observed between both groups. Finally, there were higher levels of quality of life physical domain (p = 0.038), psychological (p = 0.003) and social (p = 0.009) in patients who report having training in the area in which they work. CONCLUSION: There were differences in the profile of both groups, the largest number of formations in the nonprofit group and impaired quality of life, formal caregivers, with no differences between groups. Trained individuals have better quality of life in the physical, psychological and social domains.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.11/2471
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