Objective: It is to determine interventions performed to develop competence of family caregivers of patients with stroke in coping with caregiving and what are they of these interventions. Method: 20 randomized controlled studies, one of them meta-analysis, were evaluated in accordance with inclusion criteria. All studies were systematized and examined. Results: Types of interventions made to the caregivers were consultancy via phone, e-mail, web aided training, home visits, and group education. The intervention provided to caregivers was found to be effective in 15 of 20 studies included in the study. In other five studies, there was no statistical difference in terms of a measured parameter; whereas, it was found useful for caregivers in at least one of the other measured parameters. Conclusion: The fact that interventions for strengthening caregivers were highly effective points out the requirement of determining cost effective methods in future studies.
Stroke, Family Caregivers, Caregivers Competence, Care Burden, Cope With Stress, Systematic Review
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