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103. Implementation of a health literacy- informed educational intervention for children and caregivers during hospitalization with asthma...Association of pediatric program directors, virtual fall annual meeting, 2020, 14-16 october, 2020

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of children. Poor health literacy and ineffective teaching can result in poorer outcomes, increased Emergency Department visits, readmissions, and increased costs to the system. Our primary aims for this project are: 1) Increase the percent of families who receive multimodal asthma education (verbal, video, and handout) during hospitalization for asthma. 2) Decrease rates of inpatient hospital readmissions for asthmatics aged 2-18.

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 10:20

Efficacy of Simulation for Caregivers of Children With a Tracheostomy

This study aimed to show simulation improves confidence and competence in caregivers of children with a tracheostomy and examined the impact on patient emergency department visits and mortality. All participants received standard classroom training. One group also received training using simulation. Confidence at post-test was significantly greater in the simulation group. Correlation between post-test confidence and competency measures was not statistically significant.

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 10:54

Exploring the Experiences of Parent Caregivers of Adult Children With Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review

This is a qualitative evidence synthesis on the experiences of parents caring for their adult child with schizophrenia. The Joanna Briggs Methodology for systematic reviews guided the study and standard systematic review procedures were followed.

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 12:11

eHealth interventions to support caregivers of people with dementia may be proven effective, but are they implementation-ready?

Objectives: A variety of health services delivered via the Internet, or “eHealth interventions,” to support caregivers of people with dementia have shown evidence of effectiveness, but only a small number are put into practice. This study aimed to investigate whether, how and why their implementation took place.

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:01

An evaluation of the suitability, readability, quality, and usefulness of online resources for family caregivers of patients with cancer

Objective: Evaluate the suitability, readability, quality, and usefulness of publicly available online resources for cancer caregivers. Methods: Resources identified through a Google search and environmental scan were evaluated using the Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM), an online readability text analysis tool, the DISCERN (quality), and caregivers' unmet needs checklist (usefulness). Descriptive analyses and cluster analysis to identify the group of resources with the highest SAM and DISCERN scores were performed.

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:30

Risk and protective factors associated with domestic abuse among older Chinese in the People's Republic of China

Objectives: To identify risk and protective factors associated with elder abuse among older Chinese with cognitive and physical impairment in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Methods: 1002 dyads of care recipients and family caregivers were interviewed. Results: The mutually reported rates were 9.7%, 0.8%, 33.2%, and 39.7% for psychological abuse, physical abuse, financial exploitation, and caregiver neglect respectively.

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 15:00

Coping strategies and psychological distress in family carers of frail older people: A longitudinal study

Background: Carers of dependent older people experience high levels of psychological distress. However, little is known about the effects of coping on carer distress over time. In this one year longitudinal study we investigated the relationship between distress, and coping strategies in a representative sample of family carers living in Spain. Methods: Primary carers of older people were recruited (N = 200). We used probability sampling and collected data via individual interviews from 2013 to 2015.

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:15

Long-Term Outcomes of the Benefit-Finding Group Intervention for Alzheimer Family Caregivers: A Cluster-Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial

Objectives: To examine the effects of the group benefit-finding therapeutic intervention (BFT) for Alzheimer family caregivers up to 10-month follow-up. Methods: This was a cluster-randomized double-blind controlled trial in social centers and clinics. Participants included 129 caregivers. Inclusion criteria were 1) primary caregiver aged 18 years and older and without cognitive impairment, 2) providing 14 or more care hours per week to a relative with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease, and 3) scoring 3 or more on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:45

Factors associated with high strain in caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Malaysia

A cross-sectional study design involving a total of 230 participants, recruited through Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM), was adopted to access and correlate caregiver strain index (CSI) and resilience (RES) levels of the AD caregivers with various patients’ and caregivers’ factors. Findings revealed that 77.7% of caregivers had a high level of stress, and there was a significant negative correlation between RES and CSI (P < 0.001). Care recipients’ physical function was negatively associated with CSI level.

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:55

Neurological patients’ and caregivers’ post-discharge challenges explored in a World Café

Problem/background: Post-discharge healthcare for patients with neurological conditions is indicated to be suboptimal. Aim: To capture hospital discharge experiences and ramifications among patients with neurological conditions, and informal caregivers, and their recommended solutions. Methods: A modified World Café was held November 2016. A facilitator moderated structured group discussions about post-discharge challenges, displayed real-time in GroupMap.

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:06

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