Forde et al. - 2004 - Link Family Support–an evaluation of an in-home support service

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Source

Forde et al.

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Year

 2004

Region

 Ireland

Type

 Journal Article – Quasi-Experimental

Objective

 To evaluate a pilot in-home respite care program by assessing degree of stress experienced and impact of service

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Prior to participation, majority of parents reported that caring for a child with a disability placed extra stress on themselves with clinically significant stress scores; after, all 16 parents qualitatively reported reduced stress but frequency of clinically significant stress scores remained
  • Overall parents reported that respite allowed them to do things that they normally couldn’t do, such as varied social and recreational activities

 

Reference:

Forde H, Lane H, McCloskey D, McManus V, Tierney E. Link Family Support–an evaluation of an in-home support service. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 2004;11(6):698–704. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2004.00788.x/full


Acknowledgments:

Key Notes/Findings extracted with permission from:

Edelstein H, Schippke J, Sheffe S, Kingsnorth S. Children with medical complexity: a scoping review of interventions to support caregiver stress. Child Care Health Dev [Internet]. 2016 Nov 29 [cited 2016 Dec 5]; Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cch.12430/abstract

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