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Students growing up with a chronically ill family member

a survey on experienced consequences, background characteristics, and risk factors

Students growing up with a chronically ill family member

a survey on experienced consequences, background characteristics, and risk factors

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BACKGROUND: Students living with a chronically ill family member may experience significant pressure, stress, and depression due to their caregiving situation. This may also lead to them delaying or dropping out of school when the combination of being a caregiver and their education program are too demanding. This survey study aims to explore the consequences for students of bachelor or vocational education programs when they are growing up with a chronically ill family member and the influence of various background characteristics and risk factors. METHODS: A survey was sent to 5997 students (aged 16-25 years) enrolled in bachelor or vocational education programs in the north of the Netherlands. The content of the survey was based on a literature study and consultation with experts. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square tests, and logistic regression analyses were performed. RESULTS: A total of 1237 students (21%) responded to the survey. A sub group of 237 (19%) students (mean age 21(2.2); 87% female) identified themselves as growing up with a chronically ill family member. More than half (54.9%) of these students indicated that they experienced negative consequences in daily life. A significant association (OR .42, p

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OrganisatieHanzehogeschool Groningen
LectoraatNursing Diagnostics
Gepubliceerd inBMC public health BioMed Central, Vol. 19, Uitgave: 1
Datum2019-11-08
TypeArtikel
ISSN1471-2458
DOI10.1186/s12889-019-7834-6
TaalEngels

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