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Presentation 2017-01-27 11:30
Preliminary Study on Communication Support in Family Care
Yurika Katagiri, Shozo Azuma, Hiroshi Watanabe (NTT) HCS2016-62
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Long-term domestic care of the elderly requires a number of sacrifices, one of which being the additional time required for caregivers to provide help to family members. Balancing their own time with the time required to provide domestic care causes caregivers conflicts that may demand them to leave their professional careers. We interviewed experienced caregivers as to the realities of care for aging family members. From our interviews, we found that it is key for caregivers to share their free time and family-care time by networking socially with other caregivers so as to think of family care in a positive manner. We then analyzed the interviewees’ social network construction process. We found that the lack of access to a community with which to share their experiences led caregivers to their initially negative attitudes toward their responsibilities. It was observed that external support prevented caregivers from feelings of alienation, and replaced the burden of their care with a source of positive outlook. These results demonstrated the importance of infrastructure which identifies the beginning of domestic caregiving and supports caregivers to build social networks.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) family care / caregivers / social networks / interviews / communication / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 116, no. 436, HCS2016-62, pp. 17-22, Jan. 2017.
Paper # HCS2016-62 
Date of Issue 2017-01-20 (HCS) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee HCS  
Conference Date 2017-01-27 - 2017-01-28 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Namiki Square 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Psychology and Life-stage of Communication, etc. 
Paper Information
Registration To HCS 
Conference Code 2017-01-HCS 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Preliminary Study on Communication Support in Family Care 
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Keyword(1) family care  
Keyword(2) caregivers  
Keyword(3) social networks  
Keyword(4) interviews  
Keyword(5) communication  
1st Author's Name Yurika Katagiri  
1st Author's Affiliation Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
2nd Author's Name Shozo Azuma  
2nd Author's Affiliation Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
3rd Author's Name Hiroshi Watanabe  
3rd Author's Affiliation Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
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Date Time 2017-01-27 11:30:00 
Presentation Time 20 
Registration for HCS 
Paper # IEICE-HCS2016-62 
Volume (vol) IEICE-116 
Number (no) no.436 
Page pp.17-22 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-HCS-2017-01-20 

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