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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a brief problem-solving intervention for family caregivers to individuals with advanced cancer. METHOD Family caregivers were recruited through oncology clinics of a large tertiary care hospital in Canada. Those providing informed consent completed a baseline survey, received a brief problem-solving intervention, received a detailed(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies show that women with cancer want more information about and participation in all aspects of their healthcare including decision-making. However, most studies have been done on women with breast cancer, which often runs a lengthy course and has strong patient-advocacy groups. Little is known about the preferences of women with ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE Discuss family caregivers of stroke survivors' changing needs for education and support across the care continuum. METHODS Conceptual review. RESULTS Stroke is a serious, sudden onset illness requiring care across the care continuum. The focus of care, the individuals primarily responsible for providing that care, and patients' self-care(More)
Stroke affects many aspects of the lives of stroke survivors and their family caregivers. Supporting long-term recovery and rehabilitation are necessary to help stroke survivors adapt to living with the effects of stroke and to help family members adapt to the caregiving role. During recovery and rehabilitation, many elements of the health care continuum(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify caregiver-, stroke survivor-, and caregiving situation-related factors that are associated with caregivers' restriction from participation in their normative activities (ie, participation restriction) over the first 2 years poststroke. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING Acute care facilities and community. PARTICIPANTS A(More)
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) begins within hours of mechanical ventilation and may not be completely reversible over time. It represents a major functional morbidity of critical illness and is an important patient-centered outcome with clear implications for quality of life and resumption of prior work and lifestyle. There is heterogeneity(More)
A meta-analysis compared emotional distress and psychological well-being across renal replacement therapies (RRTs) and examined whether differences could be explained by: (1) treatment modalities, (2) case mix, or (3) methodologic rigor. Standard meta-analytic procedures were used to evaluate published comparative studies. Successful renal transplantation(More)
OBJECTIVE With limited community services, the complex rehabilitation period after critical illness is often the responsibility of family members who, as a result, may experience negative health outcomes. The objectives of this research were to a) identify aspects of the caregiving situation that are associated with caregivers' experiences of emotional(More)
BACKGROUND Providing end-of-life care at home to a family member with advanced cancer can have a negative impact on the emotional well-being of the family caregiver. The current study examined the impact of providing care on lifestyle and emotional well-being in a sample of caregivers to patients with advanced cancer. The mediation of lifestyle interference(More)
Several studies highlight the role of physicians in determining cervical and breast cancer screening rates, and some urban studies report higher screening rates by female physicians. Rural women in North America remain underscreened for breast and cervical cancers. This survey was conducted to determine if there were significant gender differences in(More)