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The Impact of Caregiver Health Literacy on Pediatric Asthma: An Integrative Review

Importance: There is increasing literature on the role of health literacy in asthma outcomes. Despite less than half of Americans having proficient health literacy, health literacy is an essential component in providing quality medical care. Observations: Most of the literature on the impact of health literacy on asthma outcomes is from the adult asthmatic population, where lower health literacy is associated with poorer asthma outcomes, including decreased quality of life, worse asthma control, and more Emergency Department visits for asthma.

Wed, 12/28/2022 - 16:51

Screening for caregiver psychosocial risk in children with medical complexity: a cross-sectional study

Objective: To quantify psychosocial risk in family caregivers of children with medical complexity using the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) and to investigate potential contributing sociodemographic factors.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 09:59

Early integrated palliative approach for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A narrative study of bereaved caregivers’ experiences

Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has an uncertain and rapid trajectory after diagnosis. Palliative care is rarely utilized, although both patients and caregivers experience a distressingly high symptom burden. Most patients die in hospital. Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore bereaved caregivers’ experiences and perceptions of an early integrated palliative approach implemented at a Multidisciplinary Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic.

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:30