・I couldn’t use my time freely.

・I can’t go to lunch due to taking care of a loved one.

・I always think of a loved one.

・I tried to hurry to do everything.

・I’m sometimes irritated because of different opinions.

・My emotion sometimes explodes.

・A loved one and a physician made good relationships.

・A visiting nurse answered my questions and unease.

・Understanding difficulty of caretaking, I know others’ help is required.

・I tried to go out when a loved one was not well.

・A loved one mentioned his dissatisfaction to me.

・I decrease my frequency of going out.

・I had no understanding of the feelings of caregivers.

・I will not give the burden of care to my family.

・I felt stress of being together always.

・I was not kind when I was not used to care.

・Daughters considered my care.

・I became tender after being used to care.

・A loved one sometimes lost his way.

・I worried about his safety when a loved one went out.

・A loved one can’t move

・I made a loved one hurry up before.

・I accepted his slowness.

・I could wait for his slowness without irritation.

・I ate too much for continued caregiving.

・Eating is my best pleasure.

・A loved one was settled down by medication.

・I went to the gym.

・A loved one had chance to talk with me about gym.

・I am relaxed.

・I began to think of the future.

・I considered my sister in law.

A loved one might die in the near future.

・My relationships are limited.

・I always think of a loved one.

・There is no emotional outlet.

・The visiting physician and nurse helped us.

・There is difference

in opinion between

a patient and a caregiver.

・I had no understand of feeling of caregiver.

・I was not kind when I was not used to care.

・I became tender.

・I worried about a loved one’s behavior.

・A loved one moves slowly.

・I could wait for his slow movement.

・I try to maintain my physical strength.

・A loved one became well and a caregiver enjoyed free time.

・Communication was promoted.

・I think about things after a loved one’s death

5) Limited my life by caregiving

6) Understanding requirements from others’ help

7) Thinking of feelings between

those who receive care and


8) Becoming tender after being used to care.

9) Waiting for a loved one

10) Having the intention to continue caregiving

11) Thinking of caregiver’s end of life