Effects of guided care on family caregivers.

  title={Effects of guided care on family caregivers.},
  author={Jennifer L. Wolff and Erin R. Giovannetti and Cynthia M Boyd and Lisa Reider and Sara Palmer and Daniel O Scharfstein and Jill Ann Marsteller and Stephen T. Wegener and Katherine P Frey and Bruce Leff and Kevin D. Frick and Chad Boult},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={50 4},
PURPOSE Guided Care (GC) is a model of health care for multimorbid older adults that is provided by a registered nurse who works with the patients' primary care physician (PCP). The purpose of this study was to determine whether GC improves patients' primary caregivers' depressive symptoms, strain, productivity, and perceptions of the quality of care recipients' chronic illness care. DESIGN AND METHODS A cluster-randomized controlled trial of GC was conducted within 14 PCP teams. The study… CONTINUE READING

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