Impact of nursing care initiatives on the knowledge level and perception of caregiving difficulties of family members providing home care to stroke patients

Temize H., GÖZÜM S.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.8, pp.2681-2688, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.2681-2688
  • Keywords: Stroke, Family Education, Patient Discharge, Telephone Communication, Nursing Care, Home-care Services, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, REHABILITATION, DISCHARGE, SURVIVORS, TURKEY, INTERVENTION, STRATEGIES, COMMUNITY, SERVICES, OUTCOMES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Taking into account the difficulties of at-home care that caregivers of stroke patients face regularly, we conducted a prospective study usings pre-test and post-test control groups to evaluate the impact of training on the quality of proper care giving and related stress control capacity, as well as the impact of telephone follow-ups on the perception of care giving burden and the level of care giving knowledge.