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Evid Based Nurs 7:118 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.118
  • Treatment

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

Caregiver training v usual care for patients with stroke and their caregivers*

Caregiver training v usual care†
Outcomes at 12 months Patients Caregivers
*HAD  =  Hamilton Anxiety and Depression scale, 21–0, 0  =  good; EuroQol scale, 0–100, 100  =  good; CBS  =  Caregiver Burden Scale, 88–22, 22  =  good.
†p Values for all results ⩽0.009.
Median anxiety scores (HAD) 3 v 4.5 3 v 4
Median depression scores (HAD) 3 v 4 2 v 3
Median quality of life scores (EuroQol) 65 v 60 80 v 70
Burden of care (CBS) Not applicable 32 v 41
Costs £10 133 v £13 794

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