Mabel Qi He Leow

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention, the Caring for the Caregiver Programme (CCP).
 DESIGN A pilot randomized, controlled trial, two-group pretest, and repeated post-tests.
 SETTING Four home hospice organizations and an outpatient clinic in Singapore.
 SAMPLE 80 caregivers were randomized into(More)
BACKGROUND Caregiving for a person with cancer at end of life can be stressful physically and emotionally. Understanding the predictors of change in family caregivers' quality of life (QoL) is important in facilitating the development of interventions to help these family caregivers. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the change in QoL of(More)
BACKGROUND Caring for a family member with advanced cancer at home is demanding as the ill family member is likely to have complex physical and emotional needs. There is a paucity of studies on the experience of home family caregivers of people with advanced cancer in the Asian region. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate caregivers' perceptions of a video, telephone follow-up, and online forum as components of a psychoeducational intervention. METHOD Qualitative semistructured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 participants two weeks post-intervention. The study was conducted from September of 2012 to May of 2015. Family(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of cold cabbage leaves and cold gel packs on breast engorgement management have been inconclusive. No studies have compared the effects of these methods on breast engorgement using a rigorous design. OBJECTIVES To examine the effectiveness of cold cabbage leaves and cold gel packs application on pain, hardness, and temperature due(More)