Lavin, J., Lavin, C., Bai, X., Mastropaolo, S., & Feldman, D., (2020)
Determining the effect of group flower arranging sessions on caregiver self efficacy and stress levels in an in-patient hospice."
OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222819900441
This study was designed to promote enhanced self-efficacy and decreased stress levels for family caregivers at a hospice care hospital, thus increasing their quality of life. This is achieved through group flower arranging sessions. The objectives are to
- enhance self-efficacy scores for family caregivers of Calvary patients,
- decrease stress levels for family caregivers of Calvary patients, and
- disseminate results to other hospices.
The results show that the flower arranging sessions resulted in significantly increased self-efficacy and decreased stress and associated problems for the caregiver participants. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.