Caregiving Intensity and Pre-death Grief Among Chinese Adult Child Caregivers: Mediating Effect of Self-Efficacy and Family Support (75802)

Session Information: Aging and Gerontology
Session Chair: Yinkai Zhang

Thursday, 28 March 2024 09:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Few studies have investigated the association between caregiving intensity and pre-death grief among adult child caregivers in mainland China. This study also examined whether self-efficacy and family support played a mediating role in this correlation. A convenience sample of 442 dementia adult child caregivers from Kunming, mainland China was recruited for the study. Data were collected using the Chinese version of the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory-Short Form (C-MM-CGI-SF), activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), supervision task, the Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Linear regression and multiple mediation analysis using Hayes’ process model were used to assess the relationship between caregiving intensity and pre-death grief, as well as the mediating role of self-efficacy and family support. The study found that caregiving intensity was positively associated with pre-death grief. Self-efficacy and family support mediated this relationship. Specifically, higher caregiving intensity was linked to decreased self-efficacy and family support, which in turn increased the level of pre-death grief among caregivers. The study provides evidence supporting the link between caregiving intensity and pre-death grief among adult child caregivers of older parents living with dementia in mainland China. Furthermore, it highlights that caregiving intensity prevented self-efficacy and reception of family support, which then increased the perception of pre-death grief. The findings emphasize the necessity for health practitioners to provide targeted interventions on pre-death grief among dementia caregivers and strengthen caregivers’ coping resources to reduce their pre-death grief.

Yiqi Wangliu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jikang Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Yiqi Wangliu is is currently working at Chinese University of Hong Kong in China

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