Factors Affecting Caregiving for Dependent Older Adults in Thai Families: A Grounded Dimensional Analysis Study

Nongnuch Wongsawang


This qualitative study aimed to identify conditions influencing how Thai families care for dependent older adults. As a part of a research study of family caregiving for dependent older persons in Thai families, in-depth interviews with 30 family members who identified themselves as caregivers were used for data collection. The dimensional analysis was used for data analysis. The finding revealed four mains conditions for choosing types of care and approaches for care: (a) sources of motivation, (b) caregivers’ characteristics, (c) family size, (d) degree of dependency.


Family caregiving; older adult; grounded theory; dimensional analysis

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