Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective

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dc.contributor.author Chang, E
dc.contributor.author Easterbrook, S
dc.contributor.author Hancock, K
dc.contributor.author Johnson, A
dc.contributor.author Davidson, PM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:00:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Nursing and Health Sciences, 2010, 12 (1), pp. 45 - 51
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15591
dc.description.abstract The need for improved communication around end-of-life issues has been identified in cancer care. However, caregivers assisting those with dementia have been given scant attention. This study investigated the application of a new dementia information booklet for family caregivers, accessing those that were both community-based and linked to a residential aged-care facility through the distribution of 672 information booklets. This occurred via 14 dementia advisory services and 48 residential aged-care facilities throughout New South Wales, Australia. A total of 233 carers (33%) completed the booklet questionnaire evaluation. The descriptive statistics indicated that most carers found the booklet useful and thought that the booklet should be freely available to them. Almost half of the carers said that they wanted to receive the information at the time of, or soon after, the diagnosis of dementia. Only a small group of respondents considered the information to be confronting. The reported anxiety was thought to be part of a larger issue of dementia education and dealing with loss and not specifically related to the booklet itself.
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00486.x
dc.title Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Nursing and Health Sciences
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Malden en_US
dc.publocation Macedonia
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 51 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 994694
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2010-08-30
dc.location.activity ISI:000274717700009 en_US
dc.location.activity Ohrid, Macedonia
dc.description.keywords Family Caregivers; Alzheimers-Disease; Care; Knowledge; Cancer; Life; End; Diagnosis; Strategies; Management en_US
dc.description.keywords Soil-Structure Interaction, Seismic Behaviour, Soft Soil, Steel Moment Resisting Frames
dc.description.keywords Family Caregivers
dc.description.keywords Alzheimers-Disease
dc.description.keywords Care
dc.description.keywords Knowledge
dc.description.keywords Cancer
dc.description.keywords Life
dc.description.keywords End
dc.description.keywords Diagnosis
dc.description.keywords Strategies
dc.description.keywords Management
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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