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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160508
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of a social support intervention for spouses of cardiac patients
Abstract:
Effects of a social support intervention for spouses of cardiac patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Yates, Bernice
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Associate Dean
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA
Contact Telephone:402.559.5358
Spouses of cardiac patients are their primary caregivers after a cardiac event yet they often lack the skills to provide the most effective support. This study examined the effects of a social support intervention for spouses on the patients' and spouses' social support (emotional, informational, tangible and problematic support); and physical and psychosocial functioning (SF-36) at two months post-hospitalization. Spouses were randomly assigned to either a social support intervention where they viewed Portrait of the Heartmate Videoseries (n=32) or a control group (n=23). No differences were found between the two groups in spouses' perceptions of positive or problematic support they provided to patients. Both groups were providing high levels of emotional and tangible aid and lower amounts of informational and problematic support. However, patients, whose spouses participated in the social support intervention, reported receiving significantly more informational and less problematic support than patients whose spouses were in the control group. No differences were found between the two groups in cardiac patients' functioning but intervention spouses reported higher levels of physical functioning. These findings, although preliminary, suggest that a social support intervention for spouses may have a beneficial effect for both patients and spouses after a cardiac event.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of a social support intervention for spouses of cardiac patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160508-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of a social support intervention for spouses of cardiac patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yates, Bernice</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 985330 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-5330, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.559.5358</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bcyates@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Spouses of cardiac patients are their primary caregivers after a cardiac event yet they often lack the skills to provide the most effective support. This study examined the effects of a social support intervention for spouses on the patients' and spouses' social support (emotional, informational, tangible and problematic support); and physical and psychosocial functioning (SF-36) at two months post-hospitalization. Spouses were randomly assigned to either a social support intervention where they viewed Portrait of the Heartmate Videoseries (n=32) or a control group (n=23). No differences were found between the two groups in spouses' perceptions of positive or problematic support they provided to patients. Both groups were providing high levels of emotional and tangible aid and lower amounts of informational and problematic support. However, patients, whose spouses participated in the social support intervention, reported receiving significantly more informational and less problematic support than patients whose spouses were in the control group. No differences were found between the two groups in cardiac patients' functioning but intervention spouses reported higher levels of physical functioning. These findings, although preliminary, suggest that a social support intervention for spouses may have a beneficial effect for both patients and spouses after a cardiac event.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:00:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:00:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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