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Ang, Seng Giap Marcus

Investigating the psychometric properties of the Carers' Fall Concern instrument to measure carers' concern for older people at risk of falling at home: A cross‐sectional study

Aims: This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Carers' Fall Concern Instrument (CFC‐I) for measuring carers' concern for older people (care recipients) at risk of falling. Background: Family carers are crucial in preventing older people from falling at home. Their concerns for older people at risk of falling have severe implications on carers' psychological well‐being and ability to prevent falls. However, there is no validated instrument measuring this concern.

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 16:17

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family carers of people with dementia

Mindfulness‐based stress reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat‐Zinn has shown to assist carers cope with their stress when they feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of care.  The authors in this Cochrane review aimed to evaluate the evidence supporting the use of MBSR for reducing the psychological distress among carers looking after their family members with dementia.

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:12