A cluster randomized controlled trial of a client-centred, activities of daily living intervention for people with stroke: One year follow-up of caregivers
2016 (English)In: Clinical Rehabilitation, ISSN 0269-2155, E-ISSN 1477-0873, Vol. 30, no 8, 765-775 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: Compare caregiver burden, provision of informal care, participation in everyday occupationsand life satisfaction of caregivers to people with stroke, who either had received a client-centred, activitiesof daily living intervention or usual activities of daily living interventions.
Design: A multicentre cluster randomized controlled trial in which 16 rehabilitation units were randomlyassigned to deliver a client-centred, activities of daily living intervention or usual activities of daily livinginterventions. Caregiver outcomes were compared cross-sectionally at 12 months and changes inoutcomes between three and 12 months after people with stroke were included in the study.
Setting: Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Participants: Caregivers of people with stroke enrolled in the trial.
Intervention: A client-centred, activities of daily living intervention aiming to increase agency in dailyactivities and participation in everyday life for people after stroke.
Main measures: Caregiver Burden Scale, Occupational Gaps Questionnaire, LiSat-11.
Results: There were no differences in outcomes between caregivers in the client-centred, activities ofdaily living (n = 88) and the usual activities of daily living (n = 95) group at 12 months. The caregiver burdenscore was 42.7 vs. 41.8, p = 0.75, mean occupational gaps were 3.5 vs. 4.0, p = 0.52 and satisfaction with lifewas 53% vs. 50%, p = 0.87. There were no differences in changes between three and 12 months. However,within groups there were significant differences in caregiver burden, factor general strain, for caregivers inthe client-centred, activities of daily living group, and in provision of informal care for the usual activitiesof daily living group.
Conclusion: The client-centred intervention did not bring about any difference between caregivergroups,but within groups some difference was found for caregiver burden and informal care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 30, no 8, 765-775 p.
Stroke; activities of daily living; carers; patient-centred care; rehabilitation
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Caring Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278969DOI: 10.1177/0269215515603780ISI: 000380956300005PubMedID: 26396166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-278969DiVA: diva2:907290
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and WelfareSwedish Research Council