Helping Family Doctors Detect Vulnerable Caregivers After an Emergency Department Visit for an Elderly Relative: Results of a Longitudinal Study

Family doctors have been ascribed a role in monitoring patients and their informal caregivers. Little is known about the factors that might alert physicians to changing circumstances or needs of the caregivers. The study objective was to examine changes in family caregivers' quality of life following an Emergency Department (ED) visit by an older community-dwelling relative that might cue doctors to subsequent caregiver distress.

Provided by: BioMed Central Topic: Software Date Added: Jul 2006 Format: PDF

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