Caicedo - 2015 - Health and Functioning of Families of Children With Special Health Care Needs Cared for in Home Care, Long-term Care, and Medical Day Care Settings

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Source

Caicedo

Caicedo.PNG

Year

2015

Region

United States

Type

Journal Article – Observational Study

Objectives

Examine and compare child and parent or guardian physical and mental health
outcomes in families with children with special health care needs who have medically complex technology dependent
needs in three care settings

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Compared three care settings:
    • Home care
    • Long-term care (LTC)
    • Medical day care (MDC) 
  • Repeated measures were collected for 5 consecutive months in a sample of 84 dyads (28 home care, 27 LTC, 29 MDC). 76 dads completed the study.
  • Health and Functioning was measured  using the PedsQL Family Impact Module and PedsQL Generic Core  Module 4.0 Parent-Proxy report
  • There were no significant differences in overall physical health, mental health, and functioning of children by care setting
  • Home care reported the poorest parent/guardian physical health
  • Parents/guardians from LTC reported the best physical health with time and energy for a social life and employment
  • Suggests MDC as a  cost-effective alternative to consider, providing socialization for children, family respite, comprehensive nursing/therapeutic services up to 12 hours per day allowing employment, school or care for other children

Reference:

Caicedo C. Health and Functioning of Families of Children With Special Health Care Needs Cared for in Home Care, Long-term Care, and Medical Day Care Settings. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2015 Jun 1;36(5):352–61. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25933227

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