Journal article

Evaluating the provision of Further Enabling Care at Home (FECH plus ) for informal caregivers of older adults discharged home from hospital: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Anne-Marie Hill, Rachael Moorin, Susan Slatyer, Christina Bryant, Keith Hill, Nicholas Waldron, Samar Aoun, Ami Kamdar, Laurie Grealish, Caroline Reberger, Cindy Jones, Mary Bronson, Max K Bulsara, Sean Maher, Tracey Claverie, Wendy Moyle

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There are personal and societal benefits from caregiving; however, caregiving can jeopardise caregivers' health. The Further Enabling Care at Home (FECH+) programme provides structured nurse support, through telephone outreach, to informal caregivers of older adults following discharge from acute hospital care to home. The trial aims to evaluate the efficacy of the FECH+ programme on caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after care recipients' hospital discharge. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A multisite, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial with blinded baseline and outcome assessment and intention-to-treat analysis, adhering to Consolidated Standards of Reporting ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by a grant awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (grant number APP1157834). Additional funding to support the research has been provided by Curtin University. The funders have no role in the design of the study and will not have any role in its execution, data management, analysis and interpretation nor the decision to submit results for publication. Anne-Marie Hill is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Career Development Award.