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Clinicians' Views of Educational Interventions for Carers of Patients With Breathlessness Due to Advanced Disease: Findings From an Online Survey

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, February 2017
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Title
Clinicians' Views of Educational Interventions for Carers of Patients With Breathlessness Due to Advanced Disease: Findings From an Online Survey
Published in
Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, February 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.08.015
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Authors

Gail Ewing, Clarissa Penfold, John A. Benson, Ravi Mahadeva, Sophie Howson, Julie Burkin, Sara Booth, Roberta Lovick, David Gilligan, Christopher Todd, Morag Farquhar

Abstract

Carers' needs in advanced disease, and specifically in relation to breathlessness, are well evidenced. Publications on educational interventions for carers of patients with advanced disease which focus on symptoms are scarce and absent for breathlessness. To establish current education provided by clinicians for carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced disease, views about educating carers about breathlessness and relevant outcomes for a future randomised controlled trial (RCT) of an educational intervention for carers. Online survey completed by 365 clinicians: medical, nursing and allied health professionals from primary care, hospital and hospice. Descriptive statistics summarised respondent characteristics and survey responses, and the chi square test applied. Content analysis of free text comments. Most clinicians reported educating carers by educating patients at clinical contacts with patients. Carer involvement was largely an 'add-on'; an 'active' carer education strategy, where all carers were invited to attend, was not currently apparent. Clinicians endorsed the importance of educating carers about breathlessness through increasing carer confidence/control, helping patients' better self-manage breathlessness and potentially reducing admissions. Joint education with patients, giving practical advice and strategies for helping patients were advised. To inform a future trial, clinicians identified improvement in patient outcomes, particularly patient quality of life, as very important in enhancing clinician adoption of an educational intervention for carers. This survey revealed an appetite amongst clinicians for an educational intervention for carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced disease and provided important insights to underpin a future Phase II RCT.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 13 28%
Student > Master 6 13%
Researcher 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 14 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 16 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 22%
Psychology 6 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 November 2018.
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#2,218,327
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Outputs from Journal of Pain & Symptom Management
#510
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#57,798
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain & Symptom Management
#13
of 39 outputs
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