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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165445
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pilot Study to Test Caregiver Sleep Intervention (CASI)
Author(s):
Carter, P.; Acton, G.; Lopez, M.
Author Details:
P. Carter, University of Texas, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas, USA; G. Acton; M. Lopez
Abstract:
Oncology nurses provide support, education, and resource information to patients and families. This research provides information about the feasibility of a sleep intervention that, in the future, may be used by oncology nurses to promote physical and emotional health in their caregiver population. Purpose: Caregivers' depression impacts daily functioning, quality of life, and ability to continue caregiving. Depression is a normal response to a family member’s diagnosis with cancer; however, it can be exacerbated. This pilot study explored the feasibility of a behavioral sleep intervention in caregivers of persons with an advanced stage cancer. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study used the stress and coping framework of Lazarus and Folkman (1984). This framework provides information about how the stress laden process of caregiving influences caregiver physiologic and emotional responses to providing care to a loved one with advanced cancer. Methods: An experimental repeated measures design was used. Recruitment occurred at outpatient oncology centers. Data was collected in caregivers’ homes. Inclusion criteria were: > 18 years of age, co-residing with a cancer patient receiving treatment, fluent in English, and freely consenting. Caregivers were excluded if they were previously diagnosed with sleep and/or psychological disorders. Following consent, caregivers were randomized to waitlist control and intervention groups. Sleep (PSQI & Actigraph) and depression (CESD) measures were taken at weeks 1, 3, and 5. The intervention was given at week 2 and a booster at week 4. Twenty-one caregivers completed the study. Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics were conducted for all variables. The main purpose for this pilot study was to explore feasibility issues. This was done through a qualitative exploration of caregiver responses to the study methods as well as investigator and intervener responses. T-tests were conducted to explore differences between groups on variables of interest. Findings and Implications: While sleep and depression improved across groups, the intervention group showed significant improvement over the waitlist controls (PSQI p<0.04 and CESD p<0.05). Caregivers reported that the intervention procedures were easily followed and helpful. These data suggest the feasibility of the sleep intervention and of the measurement methods chosen.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePilot Study to Test Caregiver Sleep Intervention (CASI)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarter, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorActon, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez, M.en_US
dc.author.detailsP. Carter, University of Texas, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas, USA; G. Acton; M. Lopezen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165445-
dc.description.abstractOncology nurses provide support, education, and resource information to patients and families. This research provides information about the feasibility of a sleep intervention that, in the future, may be used by oncology nurses to promote physical and emotional health in their caregiver population. Purpose: Caregivers' depression impacts daily functioning, quality of life, and ability to continue caregiving. Depression is a normal response to a family member&rsquo;s diagnosis with cancer; however, it can be exacerbated. This pilot study explored the feasibility of a behavioral sleep intervention in caregivers of persons with an advanced stage cancer. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study used the stress and coping framework of Lazarus and Folkman (1984). This framework provides information about how the stress laden process of caregiving influences caregiver physiologic and emotional responses to providing care to a loved one with advanced cancer. Methods: An experimental repeated measures design was used. Recruitment occurred at outpatient oncology centers. Data was collected in caregivers&rsquo; homes. Inclusion criteria were: &gt; 18 years of age, co-residing with a cancer patient receiving treatment, fluent in English, and freely consenting. Caregivers were excluded if they were previously diagnosed with sleep and/or psychological disorders. Following consent, caregivers were randomized to waitlist control and intervention groups. Sleep (PSQI &amp; Actigraph) and depression (CESD) measures were taken at weeks 1, 3, and 5. The intervention was given at week 2 and a booster at week 4. Twenty-one caregivers completed the study. Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics were conducted for all variables. The main purpose for this pilot study was to explore feasibility issues. This was done through a qualitative exploration of caregiver responses to the study methods as well as investigator and intervener responses. T-tests were conducted to explore differences between groups on variables of interest. Findings and Implications: While sleep and depression improved across groups, the intervention group showed significant improvement over the waitlist controls (PSQI p&lt;0.04 and CESD p&lt;0.05). Caregivers reported that the intervention procedures were easily followed and helpful. These data suggest the feasibility of the sleep intervention and of the measurement methods chosen.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:18:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:18:40Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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