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Living with moderate-stage Parkinson disease: intervention needs and preferences of elderly couples.
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PMID:  23422694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to identify the principal intervention needs of elderly couples living with moderate-stage Parkinson disease and their preferences regarding the modalities of a possible nursing intervention. The study's framework of reference consisted of the transitions theory developed by Meleis, Sawyer, Im, Hilfinger Messias, and Schumacher (2000) and of the systemic approach developed by Wright and Leahey (2009). A qualitative design and a participative process were employed. Ten couples were interviewed dyadically. Intra- and interdyad content analyses were performed. Results indicate that the principal intervention needs of couples are geared to developing effective strategies for remaining healthy and planning for the future, to improving communication between spouses and with the formal and informal support networks, and to adopting concerted strategies to facilitate problem solving and role adjustment. Couples would prefer six or seven dyadic meetings, each 60-90 minutes long, every 2 weeks, at an easily accessible location. This study affords avenues for the conceptualization of a psychoeducational nursing intervention intended for couples where a spouse has moderate-stage Parkinson disease.
Line Beaudet; Francine Ducharme
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1945-2810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-95     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Line Beaudet, PhD RN, at She is Clinician Scientist at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Francine Ducharme, PhD, is a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, the Desjardins Research Chair in Nursing Care for Seniors and Their Families at the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal,Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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