Exploring partners’ perspectives on participation in heart failure home-care: A mixed method design
2013 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Previous research has shown that partners are involved in the care of patients with heart failure. The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the partners ‘perspectives on participation in the care for patients with heart failure receiving structured home-care. A parallel convergent mixed method design with data from interviews analyzed with content analysis and questionnaires statistically analyzed (n=15). Results were analyzed with regard to whether they were comparable and convergent, expanded the understanding, or were inconsistent. Partners scored that they were satisfied with most aspects of participation, information and contact. Qualitative findings revealed four different aspects of participation; adapting to the caring needs and illness trajectory, mastering caregiving demands, interacting with health care providers, and gaining knowledge to comprehend the health situation. Results showed confirmatory results that were convergent and expanded knowledge that gave a broader understanding of partner participation in this context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Caregivers, family, heart failure, home- care, mixed method, participation
Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117094DiVA: diva2:805495