Journal article

A psycho-educational intervention for family caregivers of patients receiving palliative care: A Randomized controlled trial

PL Hudson, S Aranda, K Hayman-White

JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

This study describes an evaluation of a psycho-educational intervention for family caregivers of patients dying of cancer at home. In a randomized controlled trial, participants (n = 106) received standard home-based palliative care services (n = 52) or these services plus the new intervention (n = 54). Data were collected at three time points: upon commencement of home-based palliative care (Time 1), five weeks later (Time 2), and then eight weeks following patient death (Time 3). No intervention effects were identified with respect to preparedness to care, self-efficacy, competence, and anxiety. However, participants who received the intervention reported a significantly more positive care..

View full abstract