Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective

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dc.contributor.author Chang, Esther en_US
dc.contributor.author Easterbrook, Sally en_US
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Karen en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Amanda en_US
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:00:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:00:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003416 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chang Esther et al. 2010, 'Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective', Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 45-51. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15591
dc.description.abstract The need for improved communication around end-of-life issues has been identified in cancer care. However, caregivers assisting those with dementia have been given scant attention. This study investigated the application of a new dementia information booklet for family caregivers, accessing those that were both community-based and linked to a residential aged-care facility through the distribution of 672 information booklets. This occurred via 14 dementia advisory services and 48 residential aged-care facilities throughout New South Wales, Australia. A total of 233 carers (33%) completed the booklet questionnaire evaluation. The descriptive statistics indicated that most carers found the booklet useful and thought that the booklet should be freely available to them. Almost half of the carers said that they wanted to receive the information at the time of, or soon after, the diagnosis of dementia. Only a small group of respondents considered the information to be confronting. The reported anxiety was thought to be part of a larger issue of dementia education and dealing with loss and not specifically related to the booklet itself. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00486.x en_US
dc.title Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective en_US
dc.parent Nursing and Health Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Malden en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 51 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020274 en_US
dc.personcode 0000058934 en_US
dc.personcode 994694 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046153 en_US
dc.personcode 110950 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000274717700009 en_US
dc.description.keywords Family Caregivers; Alzheimers-Disease; Care; Knowledge; Cancer; Life; End; Diagnosis; Strategies; Management en_US
dc.staffid 110950 en_US


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