Evaluación de effectividad del proyecto 'Cuidando a cuidadores de personas en situación de discapacidad'. Bogotá - Segundo semestre de 2007

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of effectiveness of the project 'Caring caregivers of persons in disability situation'. Bogot́ - Second semester of 2007

María Teresa Buitrago-Echeverri, Martha Lucía Santacruz-González

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Abstract

The present paper presents the results of a transversal descriptive study which intended to estimate the contribution of the project "Caring for those who take care of people with disabilities" in the areas of: strength of personal and group competences, self care, life project, dexterity in the care process of people with disabilities, and communitarian auto management; that was implemented in twenty urban areas with caregivers of the city of Bogota in the year 2007. The study allowed the researches to acknowledge the little change perception that caregivers had in terms of self care, however, the caregivers perceived change in the four areas, although this were not statistically significant in comparison with the general population. There were only significant changes in the communitarian auto management area in 30% of the population. As a result, it is proposed that more extensive, continuous, and sustainable processes are implemented and that this process arises from contention spaces which can be created with the caregivers, from which they can be motivated to participate in other processes of collective and individual changes. Also there's a need to rely on facilitators (professionals and change agents) who have stronger competences on the how to be and the how to interact competences, because there's a need to manage the psychosocial components in this group of people. Also, we must make organizational processes and the social networks stronger, this is: collective actions are required, because disability is a social fact, and so, the individual issues are just a moment in the process of inclusion of the person with disability, his family and caregiver.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of effectiveness of the project 'Caring caregivers of persons in disability situation'. Bogot́ - Second semester of 2007
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalRevista ciencias de la salud
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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