Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Aten Primaria. 2014 Feb 26. pii: S0212-6567(14)00009-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2013.12.005. [Epub ahead of print]

[Impact of a psychosocial intervention in caregiver burden of children with cerebral palsy.]

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

  • 1Médico Familiar, Maestro del Departamento de Medicina Familiar, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
  • 2Médico Interno, Residente de Medicina Familiar, Departamento de Medicina Familiar, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. Electronic address: mavilesc@hotmail.com.
  • 3Médico Familiar, Directora del área de atención al niño, Instituto Nuevo Amanecer, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To demonstrate that problem-solving therapy is effective in reducing the burden on caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.

DESIGN:

Randomized clinical trial.

LOCATION:

Check primary care within a private nonprofit association.

PARTICIPANTS:

140caregivers divided into control group (CG) and experimental group (EG).

INTERVENTIONS:

We performed in both groups a psychosocial intervention with a frequency of one session per week for three weeks to complete 120minutes. In the EG performed a shortened form of problem-solving therapy with a focus on caregiver burden and the CG performed an educational intervention focusing on respiratory diseases.

MAIN MEASURES:

The response variable corresponds to the score obtained by Zarit questionnaire. The independent variable accounted for psychosocial intervention.

RESULTS:

In the EG according to Zarit questionnaire score was obtained by averaging 45.0 points pre intervention against 45.3 points in the CP after intervention Zarit was obtained by averaging 29.8 points in the EG and 44.3 points in the CG (P<.0001). The catalog groups according to their score Zarit in charge: none, mild, moderate and severe impact differences were found in the different intervention categories (Wilcoxon test Z=6.281, P<.00001).

CONCLUSIONS:

Problem solving therapy is effective in reducing the burden on caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

Caregiver burden; Carga del cuidador; Children with cerebral palsy; Cuidador informal; Informal caregiver; Intervención; Intervention; Parálisis cerebral infantil; Problem-solving therapy; Terapia de resolución de problemas

PMID:
24581894
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Ediciones Doyma, S.L. Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk