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

@article{Barnes2006CharacteristicsAV,
  title={Characteristics and views of family carers of older people with heart failure.},
  author={Sarah M Barnes and Merryn Gott and Sheila Payne and Chris Parker and David A Seamark and Salah E Gariballa and Neil Small},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={380-9}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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