J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2009 Dec;20(4):443-452.

Influencing Factors on the Need of Community Care Services in the Family Caregivers of Hospital-based Home Care Patients

  • 1Department of Home Health Care, Dong-A University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Korea. gelee@dau.ac.kr


The purpose of this study were to examine the need of community care services and the influencing factors of the need in the family care givers of hospital-based home care patients.
Data were collected from 256 family caregivers, who were recruited from 10 hospitals in a metropolitan city. A structured questionnaire on the characteristics of caregivers, resources, and patients was administered. Also, questions on the need of community care services were added. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the influencing factors of the need for community care services.
The participant needed more transportation service, lease of health care devices, visiting bath, caring, visiting hair dressing than that of housekeeping, short-term care, and day care service. Various variables from the three factors were found to be influenced on the need of community care services.
The accessibility of the higher need of community care services should be increased for hospital-based home care users. Also, the factors of Family care giver, Resource, and Patient might be considered to provide community care services of hospital-based home care users.


Caregivers; Community care services; Home care services
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