Caregiving tasks and caregiver burden; effects of an psycho-educational intervention in partners of patients with post-operative heart failure
2015 (English)In: Heart & Lung, ISSN 0147-9563, E-ISSN 1527-3288, Vol. 44, no 4, 270-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a psycho-educational intervention on caregiver burden in partners of patients with postoperative heart failure. Background: Since partners of cardiac surgery patients play a significant role in the patients recovery, it is important to address their needs during hospitalization and after discharge. Methods: Forty-two patients with postoperative heart failure and their partners participated in a randomized controlled pilot study. Dyads in the intervention group received psycho-educational support from a multidisciplinary team. Dyads in the control group received usual care. Results: No significant differences were found in the performance of caregiving tasks and perceived caregiver burden in the control versus the intervention group. Conclusion: A pilot study exploring the effects of a psycho-educational intervention in patients and their partners did not reveal significant effects with regard to reduced feelings of burden in partners. Alleviating caregiver burden in partners may need a more intense or specific approach. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2015. Vol. 44, no 4, 270-275 p.
Postoperative complications; Heart failure; Psychosocial support; Education; Quality of life; Family; Depression
Clinical Medicine Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120214DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2015.04.003ISI: 000356994600003PubMedID: 26026801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120214DiVA: diva2:842692
Funding Agencies|Swedish National Association of Heart and Lung disease [E094/10, E 104/09]2015-07-212015-07-202016-04-25