COMMENTARY: Training informal caregivers of patients with stroke improved patient and caregiver quality of life and reduced costs

Langhorne, Peter
November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p67
Academic Journal
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that training informal caregivers of patients with stroke improved patient and caregiver quality of life and reduced costs Caregivers often have major challenges in caring for a loved one with stroke. Many studies describe the negative effects of such experiences on caregivers' life circumstances and quality of life. Any intervention that can relieve this distress is worthy of serious consideration. It is notable that caregiver training was provided not only in hospital but also after patients were discharged.


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