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Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure.

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Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure. / Barnes, Sarah; Gott, Merryn; Payne, Sheila; Parker, Chris; Seamark, David; Gariballa, Salah; Small, Neil A.

In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 12, No. 8, 25.08.2006, p. 380-389.

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Barnes, S, Gott, M, Payne, S, Parker, C, Seamark, D, Gariballa, S & Small, NA 2006, 'Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure.', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 380-389. <http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=21739>

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Barnes, S., Gott, M., Payne, S., Parker, C., Seamark, D., Gariballa, S., & Small, N. A. (2006). Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12(8), 380-389. http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=21739

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Barnes S, Gott M, Payne S, Parker C, Seamark D, Gariballa S et al. Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2006 Aug 25;12(8):380-389.

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Barnes, Sarah ; Gott, Merryn ; Payne, Sheila ; Parker, Chris ; Seamark, David ; Gariballa, Salah ; Small, Neil A. / Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure. In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 8. pp. 380-389.

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title = "Characteristics and views of family carers in older people with heart failure.",
abstract = "Aims: To explore the characteristics and views of the family carers of older people with heart failure. Method: 213 family carers of heart failure patients >60 years were recruited from UK general practitioner (GP) practices. Carer strain, quality of life (QOL) and service satisfaction questionnaires were completed every 3 months for 2 years, as well as 16 interviews with patients and carers, and 9 focus groups with health care professionals. Results: 76% of carers were female, 70% were >60 years and 73% were spousal carers. Predictors of carer strain were symptoms of depression, age and patient NYHA. Predictors of lower QOL were: spousal carer; 2+ health conditions and symptoms of depression. Qualitative findings related to the change in circumstances, impact of responsibilities and health conditions of the family carers. Conclusion: Carers were mainly older women, often experiencing multiple health conditions. Addressing the practical and emotional support required presents a challenge for specialist palliative care in responding to calls for increased involvement in heart failure. A shared care model with liaison between specialist heart failure nurses, cardiologists, primary care teams and hospice services is advocated.",
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AU - Barnes, Sarah

AU - Gott, Merryn

AU - Payne, Sheila

AU - Parker, Chris

AU - Seamark, David

AU - Gariballa, Salah

AU - Small, Neil A.

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N2 - Aims: To explore the characteristics and views of the family carers of older people with heart failure. Method: 213 family carers of heart failure patients >60 years were recruited from UK general practitioner (GP) practices. Carer strain, quality of life (QOL) and service satisfaction questionnaires were completed every 3 months for 2 years, as well as 16 interviews with patients and carers, and 9 focus groups with health care professionals. Results: 76% of carers were female, 70% were >60 years and 73% were spousal carers. Predictors of carer strain were symptoms of depression, age and patient NYHA. Predictors of lower QOL were: spousal carer; 2+ health conditions and symptoms of depression. Qualitative findings related to the change in circumstances, impact of responsibilities and health conditions of the family carers. Conclusion: Carers were mainly older women, often experiencing multiple health conditions. Addressing the practical and emotional support required presents a challenge for specialist palliative care in responding to calls for increased involvement in heart failure. A shared care model with liaison between specialist heart failure nurses, cardiologists, primary care teams and hospice services is advocated.

AB - Aims: To explore the characteristics and views of the family carers of older people with heart failure. Method: 213 family carers of heart failure patients >60 years were recruited from UK general practitioner (GP) practices. Carer strain, quality of life (QOL) and service satisfaction questionnaires were completed every 3 months for 2 years, as well as 16 interviews with patients and carers, and 9 focus groups with health care professionals. Results: 76% of carers were female, 70% were >60 years and 73% were spousal carers. Predictors of carer strain were symptoms of depression, age and patient NYHA. Predictors of lower QOL were: spousal carer; 2+ health conditions and symptoms of depression. Qualitative findings related to the change in circumstances, impact of responsibilities and health conditions of the family carers. Conclusion: Carers were mainly older women, often experiencing multiple health conditions. Addressing the practical and emotional support required presents a challenge for specialist palliative care in responding to calls for increased involvement in heart failure. A shared care model with liaison between specialist heart failure nurses, cardiologists, primary care teams and hospice services is advocated.

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