Article Text

PDF

Training informal caregivers of patients with stroke improved patient and caregiver quality of life and reduced costs

Statistics from Altmetric.com

OpenUrlAbstract/FREE Full Text

Q In patients with stroke, does training caregivers in basic nursing tasks and facilitation of personal care techniques improve patient and caregiver outcomes and reduce costs?

METHODS

Embedded ImageDesign:

randomised controlled trial.

Embedded ImageAllocation:

concealed.

Embedded ImageBlinding:

blinded {data collectors, outcome assessors, data analysts, and monitoring committee}*

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

12 months after stroke onset.

Embedded ImageSetting:

a stroke rehabilitation unit in London, UK.

Embedded ImagePatients:

300 patients (median 76 y, 53% men) admitted to the stroke unit and their caregivers. Patients had to be independent in activities of daily living (ADL) before the stroke, medically and neurologically stable, and expected to return home with residual disability. Caregivers were defined as the main person (other than the health, social, or voluntary care provider) who helped with ADL and …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.