Revista Salud Uninorte
Print version ISSN 0120-5552
ALVARADO GARCIA, Alejandra María. Experience of caring for a patient with chronic disease after receiving training. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.2, pp. 232-249. ISSN 0120-5552.
Objective: The purpose of this research is to describe the experience of being a caregiver of a person in a situation of chronic disease after receiving training. Methodology: The type of design was qualitative grounded theory type, in order to enrich and strengthen the nursing care from understanding the reality of the person. Theoretical saturation of information was carried out after performing depth interviews with 11 informants. Result and Discussion: During the process of data analysis took into account several stages as the identification code, the conceptualization of categories derived from them, the identification of the central variable to finally make the results validated between participants and the external consultant. Conclusion: The development of these steps allowed us to identify the care experience is lived in three phases which are interrelated and refer to the process developed by the caregiver while participating in the program, this process begins with an exploration and contact, a situation of understanding and progress to finally undergo change and new challenges to undertake
Keywords : Family caregivers; care experience; "Caring for Carers program".