Title

Factors affecting caregivers' compliance on home instructions for dysphagia management in DLSHSI CRS clinic in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

1-3-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Deglutition Disorders, Caregivers

Abstract

This study aims to identify the different factors affecting caregivers' compliance on home instructions for dysphagia management. In order to accomplish the main objective of the study, the researchers conducted an interview with eight caregivers of patients with dysphagia. Respondents were selected using purposive sampling. A self-made questionnaire was used in order to guide the researchers with the interview. The gathered data were then analyzed and the significant statements by the respondents were identified. This research is a qualitative phenomenological study. The population of the study includes caregivers of patients with dysphagia who are currently residing in Cavite. The researchers were able to gather respondents from a charity clinic in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Letters were sent to these two institutions asking for the number of dysphagia patients who are receiving OT services. The caregivers were contacted, the time and place for each interview was scheduled, and the implementation followed. After discussing and interpreting the gathered data, four major themes were formulated: role of caregivers, hardships and fulfillment, quality of relationship with healthcare professionals, and shortcomings and surfeits. These themes were made according to the significant statements extracted from the interview and analyzed using Colaizzi's method. In conclusion, the identified factors in each theme influences each other and greatly affects the compliance of the caregivers to the home institutions in dysphagia management.

First Advisor

Maria Luisa S. Valenzuela

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