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Social problem-solving partnerships with family caregivers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10754919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The goal of this pilot study was to compare the effectiveness of home and telephone social problem-solving partnerships on primary family caregiver outcomes and to determine whether certain caregiver and stroke survivor characteristics influenced these outcomes. Thirty primary family caregivers were assigned to either a home visit, telephone contact, or control group. A registered nurse trained caregivers in the intervention groups in a series of seven telephone calls or home visits during a 12-week period to use social problem-solving skills in managing caregiving problems. Primary family caregiver outcomes were compared before the intervention, during the intervention (at 2 and 5 weeks after discharge), and after the intervention (at 13 weeks after discharge). Compared to the home and control groups, the telephone group had a significant reduction in depression, more positive problem-solving skills, and greater caregiver preparedness during the intervention, and improved, but nonsignificant depression, problem-solving, and caregiver preparedness scores postintervention. Race, age, and education were significant for selected outcomes.
Authors:
J S Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    1999 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-05     Completed Date:  2000-05-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-60     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Caregivers / education*,  psychology*
Community Health Nursing / methods*
Family / psychology*
Female
Home Care Services / standards*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nursing Evaluation Research
Pilot Projects
Problem Solving*
Professional-Family Relations*
Rehabilitation Nursing / methods*
Social Support*
Stroke / nursing*
Telephone / standards*

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