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The voices of family caregivers of seniors with chronic conditions: a window into their experience using a qualitative design

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, May 2016
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Title
The voices of family caregivers of seniors with chronic conditions: a window into their experience using a qualitative design
Published in
SpringerPlus, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2244-z
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Authors

Suzette Brémault-Phillips, Jasneet Parmar, Melissa Johnson, Arlene Huhn, Anna Mann, Victoria Tian, Lori-Ann R. Sacrey

Abstract

Family caregivers are the backbone of the healthcare system. Over time, caregiving takes a tremendous toll on the caregiver. This is particularly true for caregivers who (1) provide >21 h of care/week, and/or (2) support those experiencing depression, cognitive decline, aggressive behaviours, and life-limiting conditions requiring complex care. Many caregivers face deteriorating physical and mental health, social isolation, family conflict, and job loss. Caregivers often have little energy or time to access resources and their experiences with the healthcare system, healthcare professionals and service agencies can either buoy them through challenging times, or contribute further to their distress. This project aimed to hear the voices of family caregivers; their challenges, struggles, joys, and motivation for persevering through hardship, as well as their recommendations regarding education, resources, and supports that might enhance their resilience. This community engagement research project utilized an ethnographic, qualitative approach involving three, 2-h focus groups that were analyzed using thematic analysis. Caregivers identified barriers to resilience, including demands on their time, changing roles and responsibilities, challenges of learning about medical conditions, their own emotional responses, financial strains, changing family dynamics, and personal health. Caregivers also identified several facilitators to resilience, including motivations for caregiving, sense of purpose and validation, spirituality, emotional experiences, and coping strategies. Caregivers recommended that educational opportunities, including increasing health care providers education concerning dementias, increased access to resources, system navigators, financial supports, political advocacy, and a more responsive caregiver centered system would support family caregiving.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Unknown 161 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 17%
Student > Master 21 13%
Student > Bachelor 18 11%
Researcher 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 35 22%
Unknown 35 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 28 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 12%
Social Sciences 13 8%
Computer Science 6 4%
Other 28 17%
Unknown 41 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2016.
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#7,426,114
of 22,873,031 outputs
Outputs from SpringerPlus
#487
of 1,850 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#111,036
of 313,738 outputs
Outputs of similar age from SpringerPlus
#52
of 189 outputs
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