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End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope?

End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope?

Citation Redinbaugh, E. M. Baum, A., Tarbell, S., & Arnold, R. (2003) End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (6), 901-909.

Design Exploratory research

Purpose This study examined the relationships among caregiving stressors, coping, and caregiver strain in a sample of 31 family caregivers and their terminally ill loved ones enrolled in home hospice programs.

Intervention to Delay Nursing Home Placement...

A family intervention to delay nursing home placement of patients with alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial

Citation Mittelman, M., Ferris, S., Shulman, E., Steinberg, G., Levin, B. (1996). A family intervention to delay nursing home placement of patients with alzheimer's disease - A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of the American Association, 276(21), 1725-1731.

Design Randomized controlled study

Effect on Depression in Spouse Caregivers of AD Patients

A comprehensive support program: Effect on depression in spouse caregivers of AD patients

Citation Mittelman, M.S., Ferris, S.H., Shulman, E., Steinberg. G., Ambinder, A., Mackell, J.A.,& Cohen, J. (1995). A comprehensive support program: Effect on depression in spouse caregivers of AD patients. The Gerontological Society of America, 35, 792-802.

Design Experiment (gender and severity of patient's dementia were covariates).

Effects on Depressive Symptomatology of Caregivers of Cancer Patients

A randomized, controlled trial of patient/caregiver symptom control intervention. Effects on depressive symptomatology of caregivers of cancer patients.

Citation Kurtz, M. E., Kurtz, J. C., Given, C. W. &Given, B. (2005). A randomized, controlled trial of patient/caregiver symptom control intervention. Effects on depressive symptomatology of caregivers of cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 30(2), 112-122.

Design Experiment.

A Psychoeducational Model for Hispanic Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers

A psychoeducational model for hispanic alzheimer's disease caregivers

Citation Morano, C. L., & Bravo, M. (2002). A psychoeducational model for hispanic alzheimer's disease caregivers. The Gerontologist, 42 (1), 122-126.

Design Qualitative research - no controls.

Purpose To examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational program designed to address the needs of Hispanic caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease.

Rehospitalizations Among Patients in the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program

Rehospitalizations among patients in the medicare fee-for-service program

Citation Jencks, S.F., Williams, M., V. & Coleman, E. A. (2009). Rehospitalizations among patients in the medicare fee-for-service program. New England Journal of Medicine, 360 (14), 1418-1428.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore the patterns of rehospitalization (of Medicare patients) and the relation of rehospitalization to demographic characteristics of the patients and to characteristics of the hospitals.

Post-Hospital Support Program for the Frail Elderly and Their Caregivers

Post-Hospital Support Program for the Frail Elderly and Their Caregivers: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation

Citation Oktay, J. S., & Volland, P. J. (1990). Post-hospital support program for the frail elderly and their caregivers: A quasi-experimental evaluation. American Journal of Public Health, 80 (1), 39-46.

Design Quasi - experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support program for caregivers of the frail elderly following hospital discharge.

Outcomes of Nurse-led Early Discharge After Breast Cancer Surgery

Patient, carer, and health service outcomes of nurse-led early discharge after breast cancer surgery: A randomized controlled trial

Citation Wells, M. Harrow, A., Donnan, P., Davey, P., Devereux, S., Little, G., McKenna, E., Wood, R., Chen, R., & Thompson, A. (2004). Patient, carer, and health service outcomes of nurse-led early discharge after breast cancer surgery: A randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, 91, 651-658.

Design experiment

Ethnicity and Time to Institutionalization of Dementia Patients . . .

Ethnicity and time to institutionalization of dementia patients: A comparison of latina and caucasian female family caregivers

Citation Coon, David, W., et al. (2004). Ethnicity and time to institutionalization of dementia patients: A comparison of latina and caucasian female family caregivers. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 52, 1077-1084.

Design Randomized, Longitudinal study

Costs and Caregiver Consequences of Early Supported Discharge...

Costs and caregiver consequences of early supported discharge for stroke patients

Citation Teng, J., Mayo, N. E., Latimer, E., Hanley, J., Wood-Dauphinee, S., Cote, R., & Scott, S. (2002). Costs and caregiver consequences of early supported discharge for stroke patients. Stroke, 34 528-536.

Design Experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs associated with an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) program compared with those of usual care.

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