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What do family caregivers do when managing medications for their children with medical complexity?

Using a work domain analysis and complementary thematic analysis, this paper aims to describe medication management work, its constraints, and complexities from the perspectives of family caregivers of children with medical complexity-a medically fragile segment of the pediatric population often dependent on multiple and complex medication regimens for survival and optimal functioning.

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 13:24

Effectiveness of two home ergonomic programs in reducing pain and enhancing quality of life in informal caregivers of post-stroke patients: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial

Background: Informal caregivers of post-stroke patients usually undergo high levels of pain and stress and have a reduced quality of life.; Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of two home ergonomic interventions aimed at reducing pain intensity and perceived stress and enhancing the quality of life in informal caregivers of chronic post-stroke patients.; Methods: A randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial was conducted, with a sample of 33 informal caregivers of patients with stroke.

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:32

Older Adults and Management of Medical Devices in the Home: Five Requirements for Appropriate Use

Medical devices, or instruments or tools to manage disease, are increasingly used in the home, yet there have been limited evaluations of how older adults and caregivers safely use these devices. This study concerns a qualitative evaluation of (1) barriers and facilitators of appropriate use, and (2) outcomes of inappropriate use, among older adults at the transition from hospital to home with skilled home health care (SHHC).

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:45