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Iran J War Public Health 2014, 6(2): 18-26 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of caregiver’s empowerment on self-efficacy families of chemical victims
Kh. Bit Saeed1, A. Parandeh 2, F. Alhani3, M.M. Salaree4
1- School of Nursing University of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
2- , Department of Community Health, School of Nursing, Behavioral Sciences Research, University of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences , Akram.parandeh@yahoo.com
3- School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Instructor, Department of Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences.
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Background & Purpose: Considering to the impact of chronic diseases on families to provide appropriate care and proper understanding of the disease, empowering caregivers was essential .This study carried on to evaluate effectiveness empowerment-based intervention on self-efficacy of family caregivers of chemical victims.

Materials and methods: This study was quasi-experimental with a before and after design. The sample was 40 family members of chemical victims with possess include criteria and Sampling was a convenience sample. The instrument used in this study consists of four sections (demographic information, Izeng tools for self-esteem and the questioner made researcher for determine of the knowledge and attitude. The instruments have been tested for validity and reliability. Empowerment-based intervention was conducted in 5 sessions for group. Then we measured the level of the knowledge, attitude and self-esteem of victim of chemical care giver before and one month after intervention.

Results: The results of study showed that the mean scores of knowledge, attitude and the self-efficacy caregivers respect to before of intervention improved. The statistical test showed significant difference (p<0001).

Conclusion:Considering to the empowerment-based intervention was effectiveness, we suggested that in order to reduce side effects of chemical weapons and provide appropriate care, this intervention for empowering family chemical victim were noticed.

Keywords: empowerment, family caregivers, self-efficacy, knowledge, attitude, chemical victim.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing care for war victim
Received: 2013/08/6 | Accepted: 2014/02/3 | Published: 2014/03/12
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Bit Saeed K, Parandeh A, Alhani F, Salaree M. Effectiveness of caregiver’s empowerment on self-efficacy families of chemical victims. Iran J War Public Health. 2014; 6 (2) :18-26
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