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Attitudes to telecare among older people, professional care workers and informal carers: A preventative strategy or crisis management?

This paper reports findings from an attitudinal survey towards telecare that emerged from 22 focus groups comprising 92 older people, 55 professional stakeholders and 39 carers. These were convened in three different regions of England as a precursor to telecare service development.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

The last three months of life of Italian cancer patients. Methods, sample characteristics and response rate of the Italian Survey of the Dying of Cancer (ISDOC)

Study objective: The Italian Survey of the Dying of Cancer (ISDOC) was undertaken to evaluate the experiences of Italian people dying from cancer during their last three months of life in all settings of care. Study design: A two-stage probability sample was used to estimate end-of-life outcomes of about 160 000 Italian cancer deaths. In the first stage, 30 of the 197 Italian Local Health Districts (LHD) were randomly selected after stratification.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Self perceived burden from informal care: Construction of the EDIZ-plus

To measure the experienced burden by informal carers (N=2.444), a 15-item Mokken scale has been developed. This concerns an extended version of the EDIZ (“Ervaren druk door Informele zorg”); several items refer to the pressure of time brought by the combination of labour and care and the consequences for the health of the informal carers are added to the EDIZ. We call this new scale the EDIZ-plus; it concerns a reliable one-dimensional and hierarchical scale which extends from 0 (no burden) to maximum 15 (severe burden).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Assessing satisfaction with social care services among black and minority ethnic and white British carers of stroke survivors in England

Overall satisfaction levels with social care are usually high but lower levels have been reported among black and minority ethnic (BME) service users in England. Reasons for this are poorly understood. This qualitative study therefore explored satisfaction with services among informal carer participants from five different ethnic groups.

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Impact of caregiving on the health of family caregivers

OBJECTIVES: To identify the type of care provided by informal carers of dependent persons and the repercussions this care might have on the health of the carers, and to find the characteristics of both informal carers and cared-for people.

DESIGN: An observational cross-sectional study.

SETTING: This study was conducted in various towns in the province of Barcelona between January and December 1997 in primary health care.

PARTICIPANTS: Those taking part were 240 informal carers (IC) for dependent persons.

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Carers' burden in stroke and some associated factors in a south-eastern nigerian population

Background Management plans for stroke survivors has traditionally neglected their informal carers- a group very likely burdened by the dependence of the stroke survivors. The need to evaluate their level of burden had been emphasised in some other populations but not in Nigeria. Objectives This study aimed to determine the level of burden among carers of stroke survivors in South-Eastern Nigeria and find out the factors associated with it.

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Memory aid to structure and support daily activities for people with dementia

Objective: Use of technology to structure and support the daily activities of the residents in a small scale group accommodation (SSGA) for dementia is a new innovation in the Netherlands.

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Sociocultural context of nutrition in care homes

Susan Philpin and colleagues explore residents’ eating and drinking experiences to help nurses better meet the dietary needs of older people in other settings

Aim To investigate factors that influenced nutritional care provided in two different types of residential care settings.

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Cooperation and negotiations in the home-healthcare sector

The degree of cooperation between home-healthcare agencies on the one hand and other providers and financing agencies on the other hand is characterized by a complex work process. The predominant analysis of insufficient cooperation is rather a description of its structural conditions, and says less about how work is actually performed. The presented study utilizes the Negotiated Order Approach by Strauss and colleagues to analyze how different perspectives are translated, how tasks are planned and how different commitments are made compatible.

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