Factors Related to Readiness to Care of Caregivers of Critical Illness Survivors before Hospital Discharge


  • Nutvadee Krasae Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Mayulee Somrarnyart Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Chiraporn Tachaudomdach Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


Caregivers, Readiness to care, Social support, Critical Illness Survivors, Anxiety


Caregivers of critical illness survivors are important in terms of caring for those survivors during rehabilitation and helping them with all activities. The purpose of this descriptive correlational research was to study factors involved in the readiness to care of caregivers. Participants were 85 caregivers of patients who had survived a critical illness before discharge from a university tertiary hospital in the northern region. The research instruments were composed of a Personal Record Form for caregivers, the Readiness to Care Questionnaire for caregivers, a questionnaire on Social Support from Healthcare Provider for caregivers, and an Anxiety Assessment. Validity and reliability of all analytical tools were approved. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficient statistics.

The results showed that the participants were at a high level of readiness to care (M = 85.32, SD = 26.42), received social support from their healthcare provider at a moderate level (M = 74.70, SD = 19.92), and had anxiety at a moderate level (M = 46.77, SD = 9.60). In addition, social support from the healthcare provider was significantly positively correlated with the readiness to care of caregivers of intensive care unit survivors (r = .53, p < 0.01). Caregivers’ anxiety was significantly negatively correlated with the readiness to care of caregivers of intensive care unit survivors (r = - .52, p < 0.01).

The findings of this study can be used as basic information for nurses to prepare caregivers’ readiness in caring for critical illness survivor patients. Furthermore, they can be used to improve the quality of nursing services.


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How to Cite

Krasae, N., Somrarnyart, M., & Tachaudomdach , C. (2024). Factors Related to Readiness to Care of Caregivers of Critical Illness Survivors before Hospital Discharge. Nursing Journal CMU, 51(1), 57–72. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/cmunursing/article/view/262596



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