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What Are the Key Elements of Educational Interventions for Lay Carers of Patients With Advanced Disease? A Systematic Literature Search and Narrative Review of Structural Components, Processes and…

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, July 2016
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Title
What Are the Key Elements of Educational Interventions for Lay Carers of Patients With Advanced Disease? A Systematic Literature Search and Narrative Review of Structural Components, Processes and Modes of Delivery
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Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, July 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.12.341
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Morag Farquhar, Clarissa Penfold, Fiona M. Walter, Isla Kuhn, John Benson

Abstract

Educating carers about symptom management may help meet patient and carer needs in relation to distressing symptoms in advanced disease. Reviews of the effectiveness of carer interventions exist but few have focused on educational interventions, and none on the key elements that comprise them but which could inform evidence-based design. To identify the key elements (structural components, processes and delivery-modes) of educational interventions for carers of patients with advanced disease. We systematically searched seven databases, applied inclusion and exclusion criteria, conducted quality appraisal, extracted data, and performed a narrative analysis. Sixty-two included papers related to 49 interventions. Two main delivery-modes were identified: personnel-delivered interventions and standalone resources. Personnel-delivered interventions targeted individuals or groups, the former conducted at single or multiple time points, the latter delivered as series. Just over half targeted carers rather than patient-carer dyads. Most were developed for cancer; few focused purely on symptom management. Standalone resources were rare. Methods to evaluate interventions ranged from post-intervention evaluations to fully-powered randomized controlled trials, but of variable quality. Published evaluations of educational interventions for carers in advanced disease are limited, particularly for non-cancer conditions. Key elements for consideration in developing such interventions were identified, however lack of reporting of reasons for non-participation or dropout from interventions limits understanding of the contribution of these elements to interventions' effectiveness. When developing personnel-delivered interventions for carers in advanced disease, consideration of the disease (and, therefore, caring) trajectory, intervention accessibility (timing, location and transport) and respite provision may be helpful.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 65 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Lecturer 5 8%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 16 24%
Unknown 12 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 20%
Psychology 10 15%
Unspecified 3 5%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 15 23%

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#416
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#9
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