Evidence for stroke family caregiver and dyad interventions: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing and the Stroke Council

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Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. Most stroke survivors are cared for in the home by a family caregiver. Caregiver stress is a leading cause of stroke survivor institutionalization, which results in significant costs to the healthcare system. Stroke family caregiver and dyad intervention studies have reported a variety of outcomes. A critical analysis of 17 caregiver intervention studies and 15 caregiver/stroke survivor dyad intervention studies was conducted to provide evidence-based recommendations for the implementation and future design of stroke family caregiver and dyad interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2836-2852
Number of pages17
JournalStroke
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • caregivers
  • clinical trials
  • depression
  • evidence-based practice
  • outcome assessment (health care)
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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