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Involvement of informal caregivers in supporting patients with COPD: a review of intervention studies

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2016
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Citations

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Title
Involvement of informal caregivers in supporting patients with COPD: a review of intervention studies
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s107571
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jamie Bryant, Elise Mansfield, Allison Boyes, Amy Waller, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Timothy Regan

Abstract

Caregivers of individuals with COPD have a key role in maintaining patient adherence and optimizing patient function. However, no systematic review has examined how the caregiver role has been operationalized in interventions to improve outcomes of individuals with COPD or the quality or effectiveness of these interventions. The aims of this review were to 1) determine whether caregivers have been involved as part of interventions to improve outcomes of individuals with COPD; 2) determine the risk of bias within included intervention studies; and 3) examine the effectiveness of interventions that have involved caregivers in improving outcomes of individuals with COPD. The electronic databases of Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library were searched from January 2000 to November 2015. Experimental studies testing interventions that involved a caregiver to improve COPD patient outcomes were eligible. Nine studies involving caregivers met inclusion criteria. No studies reported any intervention components targeted solely at caregivers, with most instead including caregivers in dyadic or group education sessions about COPD delivered by health care professionals. The risk of bias identified in included studies was mixed. Seven of the nine studies were effective in improving a broad range of outcomes. These findings highlight that there is an urgent need for methodologically rigorous interventions to examine the effectiveness of strategies to assist caregivers to provide direct care, encourage adherence to health care provider recommendations, act as a health care advocate, and provide emotional and psychosocial support to individuals with COPD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 15 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Psychology 10 14%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 20 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 13 January 2020.
All research outputs
#2,762,333
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#349
of 1,971 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,524
of 265,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#15
of 95 outputs
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