Meltzer et al. - 2010 - The Relationship Between Home Nursing Coverage, Sleep, and Daytime Functioning in Parents of Ventilator-Assisted Children

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Source

Meltzer et al.

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Year

 2010

Region

 United States

Type

 Journal Article – Quasi-Experimental

Objective

 A home-care program that provides case management, advocacy, education, counseling, and respite nursing care with a specific focus on night time provision

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Overall, less night support was associated with shorter sleep and more negative moods with implications for daytime caregiving capacities
  • It was clinically notable that families who received more than 48 hours of night nursing per week slept on average almost 1 hour more than other families.
  • Problems related to night coverage were identified, with frequent cancellations or no show among issues causing disturbances to parents’ sleep patterns

 

Reference:

Meltzer LJ, Boroughs DS, Downes JJ. The Relationship Between Home Nursing Coverage, Sleep, and Daytime Functioning in Parents of Ventilator-Assisted Children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2010 Aug;25(4):250–7. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882596309000402


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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