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Can rehabilitation in the home setting reduce the burden of care for the next-of-kin of stroke victims?

Journal article
Authors Ann Björkdahl
Åsa Lundgren Nilsson
Katharina S Sunnerhagen
Published in J Rehabil Med
Volume 39
Issue 1
Pages 27-32
Publication year 2007
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Pages 27-32
Language en
Links www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Keywords Activities of Daily Living, Caregivers/*psychology, Cerebrovascular Accident/psychology/*rehabilitation, Cognition, Cost of Illness, Counseling, Home Care Services, Humans, Middle Aged, Motor Skills, Outpatients/psychology, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Rehabilitation Centers
Subject categories Occupational Therapy, Neurology

Abstract

BACKGROUND: More evidence of the efficacy of caregiver interventions is needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether counselling in the home setting reduces the caregiver burden. METHODS: Thirty-six patients after stroke, median age 53 years, with a close family member, were selected for an evaluation of the burden of care and 35 participated. They were part of a randomized controlled trial, comparing rehabilitation in the home setting with outpatient rehabilitation. In the home setting, counselling about the stroke and its consequences was included. Assessments with the Caregiver Burden scale were made at 3 weeks, 3 months and one year after discharge. RESULTS: The burden of the 2 groups did not differ. After the intervention, there was a tendency to a lower burden for the home setting. The burden for the home setting was then unchanged from 3 weeks to 1 year, while outpatient rehabilitation showed a reduced burden over time. For the home setting, significant correlations to activity level were seen after the intervention. CONCLUSION: A positive effect of counselling was seen, as the home setting burden tends to be lower after the intervention, while outpatient rehabilitation seems to adjust with time. The results suggest that counselling reduces burden and the remaining burden is associated with the patient's ability.

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