Chronic diseases are mostly managed by family caregivers that often face the“caregiver burden”. This studyaimed to understand whether a multidisciplinary theoretical-practical training course could influence theburden, health literacy and needs of caregivers. Seventy-six familial caregivers were asked to complete theCaregiver Burden Inventory-CBI, Caregiver Needs Assessment-CNA, and Health Literacy Questionnaire-HLQ,before and after the course. A significant decrease in CBI and an increase of CNA were observed. However, asignificantly higher rate of CBI decrease and a lower increase of CNA were detected in the neurological com-pared to the oncological group (p= 0.001). Moreover, the ability of the participants to look for andfind healthinformation significantly improved. The course contrasted caregivers' burden, increased their search for healthinformation, and revealed their requiring of training and emotional and social support. Caregiver educationplays a pivotal role in the management of chronic patients, enhancing the quality of life of both patients andcaregivers.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Applied Nursing Research|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2018|
- Caregiver burdenChronic diseaseTherapeutic educationHealth literacy