A lack of knowledge has been linked to increased stress for caregivers.
Educational programs are an inexpensive intervention with potential to improve caregivers' provision of care and to reduce the associated stress.
The present description is of a Huntington's disease caregiver's participation in a training program for at-home care of a physically dependent, demented person.
Care knowledge was deficient prior to participation and increased with participation.
Collaterally, confidence in providing assistance increased and stressfulness of care fell.
While increased knowledge remained at follow-up, confidence and stressfulness returned to pre-intervention levels.
Measures of affect mirrored the pattern of change in confidence and stressfulness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme éducatif, Aide thérapeutique, A domicile, Conjoint, Autoperception, Stress, Affect affectivité, Confiance, Effet psychologique, Chorée Huntington, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie héréditaire, Extrapyramidal syndrome, Maladie dégénérative, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational schedule, Therapeutic assistance, At home, Spouse, Self perception, Stress, Affect affectivity, Confidence, Psychological effect, Huntington disease, Cerebral disorder, Nervous system diseases, Genetic disease, Extrapyramidal syndrome, Degenerative disease, Human
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Cote : 93-0512512
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.