Caregiver Intervention Database

Stroke Nurse intervention (Burton)

Stroke

A nursing care intervention consistsing of a holistic evaluation by stroke nurse soon after patient discharge which considered: patient and caregiver physical functioning, knowledge of consequences and implications of stroke, abilities to cope emotionally with aftermath of stroke, the potential of the home environment to support recovery, medication adherence, appropriateness and effectiveness, transfer of care arrangements, and health promotion, including education, stroke prevention and use of resources to support recovery. Follow-up visits over several months as needed (average # visits =3) Telephone # for stroke nurse distributed.

Education & Counseling Stroke intervention (Clark)

Stroke

Stroke information packet distributed at rehab discharge, with 3 1-hr home visits from family counselor (1st session 3 weeks post-discharge, follow-ups at 2 & 5 months) Information packet contained general stroke information; counseling focused on stroke-related distress and was modeled after family systems theory.

Social Problem-Solving Telephone Partnerships (Grant)

Stroke

Social Problem-Solving Telephone Partnerships: Caregivers taught to use a positive problem orientation and 4 systematic steps when solving cg problems: (1) identify and define problem, (2) decide what needs to be accomplished and list possible solutions, (3) choose and test the best solution(s), and (4) evaluate outcomes of problem solving. There was an initial 3-hr session w/ nurse in home after patient discharge followed by weekly (weeks 2, 3, and 4) and biweekly (weeks 6, 8, 10, 12) phone contacts to develop/ maintain skills over 12 weeks.

Professional instruction for stroke carers (Kalra)

Stroke

Instruction (3-5 sessions, 30-45 min. each, depending on needs) by appropriate professionals on common stroke related problems.

Family Support Organizer stroke intervention (Mant)

Stroke

Nature of Family Support Organizer "FSO" contact varied by needs of caregiver. FSO group received 8 stroke leaflets w/ stroke info. (e.g. causes, effects) and community resources distributed one week post-stroke. 6-mo follow-up home visit

Family Support Organizer stroke intervention (Tilling)

Stroke

Part of a national program in the UK, the role of the family support organizer (FSO) was to offer information, emotional support and prevention advice to families and stroke patients, aimed to cover the gap in support when formal treatment or therapy ends.

Stress & coping stroke interventions (van den Heuvel)

Stroke

Compared 2 interventions based on stress & coping model; weekly group support program and home visits.

Home-Based Psychoeducational Program for Spousal Caregivers of Stroke Patients

Stroke

The focus of this intervention was on the caregiver stroke survivor dyad, and provided education, counseling, skill training and community referrals in joint sessions at home and/or mailed to the couple. The intervention lasted for the first year after discharge from rehabilitation. The intensive home-based intervention lasted for 6 months after discharge, hoping to take advantage of neuroplasticity and thus speed recovery.