Evidence for Stroke Family Caregiver and Dyad Interventions
A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
Stroke is a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. Most stroke survivors are cared for in the home by a family caregiver. Caregiver stress is a leading cause of stroke survivor institutionalization, which results in significant costs to the healthcare system. Stroke family caregiver and dyad intervention studies have reported a variety of outcomes. A critical analysis of 17 caregiver intervention studies and 15 caregiver/stroke survivor dyad intervention studies was conducted to provide evidence-based recommendations for the implementation and future design of stroke family caregiver and dyad interventions.
- AHA Scientific Statements
- clinical trials
- evidence-based practice
- outcome assessment (health care)
- © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc.