Li-Min Kuo

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OBJECTIVES Little is known about the longitudinal effects of training programs on family caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms over time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based caregiver training program on HRQoL and depressive symptoms for family caregivers of older persons with(More)
AIM AND OBJECTIVE To explore the long-term effects of a discharge-preparation programme targeting Taiwanese family caregivers of older patients with stroke. BACKGROUND Little is known about the effects of interventions for caregivers of patients with stroke in Asian and Chinese families. DESIGN A randomised experimental design was used. METHOD(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To conceptualise the caregiving process in Taiwanese families caring for elders with mild cognitive impairment. BACKGROUND Family caregivers play an essential role in the lives of elders with mild cognitive impairment by dealing with their cognitive status and daily function. Little is known, however, about the development of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of an individualized, home-based caregiver-training program for caregivers of elderly patients with dementia and behavioral problems. METHODS Using a randomized clinical trial in the neurologic clinics of two hospitals and a community care management center in northern Taiwan, we tested an individualized home-based(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the differences in patients' behavioral problems and health outcomes of family caregivers of patients with vascular dementia (VaD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS A secondary analysis of baseline data on a subsample of caregiver-dementia patient dyads in a randomized clinical trial. RESULTS Family caregivers of VaD(More)
Patients with dementia differ in their behavioral and psychological symptoms according to their diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or vascular dementia (VaD), requiring different symptom-management strategies. This study analyzed data from a sub-sample of a randomized clinical trial to determine the effects of a home-based training program on family(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to explore distinct trajectories of caregivers' depressive symptoms and the effects of a training programme on these trajectories over 18 months after the programme. BACKGROUND Overall effects of caregiver-training programmes on family caregivers' depressive symptoms have been reported, but few studies explored distinct(More)
BACKGROUND To develop a theoretical model explaining the longitudinal changes in the caregiving process for family caregivers of persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Taiwan. METHODS A longitudinal, grounded theory approach using in-depth face-to-face interviews and an open-ended interview guide. We conducted 42 interviews over a two-year(More)
Demographic changes in the population mean that relocation from community settings to long-term care institutions will steadily increase among elderly adults. As part of a normal aging process, these adults will experience change in their adaptation abilities, especially among those who experience physical or psychological function impairment. In this case(More)
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