Long Term Follow-Up after a Randomized Integrated Educational and Psychosocial Intervention in Patient-Partner Dyads Affected by Heart Failure
2015 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 10, no 9, e0138058- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background To date, contemporary heart failure care remains patient-focused, but awareness of the partners and families situation is increasing. Randomized studies have mainly evaluated the short-term effects of dyadic interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the 24-month effects of an intervention with psych-educational support in dyads of heart failure patients and their partners. Methods This study used a randomized study design and 155 patient-partner dyads were enrolled. The intervention included a nurse-led program of three sessions addressing psychoeducational support. Results The intervention did not have any effect on health, depressive symptoms or perceived control among the patient-partner dyads after 24 months. Furthermore, time to first event did not differ significantly between the intervention group and the control patients. Conclusion This study may be regarded as a first step in trying to understand dyads need for supportive care. Individualized and more targeted interventions seem necessary to achieve a higher impact on dyad outcomes.
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PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE , 2015. Vol. 10, no 9, e0138058- p.
Clinical Medicine Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122211DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138058ISI: 000361800700030PubMedID: 26406475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122211DiVA: diva2:864329
Funding Agencies|Centre for Clinical Research Sormland; Linkoping University; Swedish Research Council; Swedish Institute for Health Sciences2015-10-262015-10-232016-04-25