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Listing of articles in 2009 -> July/August.
Guest Editorial: Family Caregivers Are Unseen Patients
Linda Pierce, PhD CNS RN CRRN FAHA, Guest Editor
 
As a caregiver and rehabilitation nurse, I have long been interested in families who are involved in caring processes. The next decades will see increased rates of care-dependent people across the age spectrum. There are estimates that 21% of the Amer...

Perceived Support Among Iranian Mothers of Children with Learning Disability
Sima Mohammad Khan Kermanshahi, PhD RN Zohreh Vanaki, PhD RN Fazlollah Ahmadi, PhD RN Parviz Azadfalah PhD
 
This qualitative phenomenological study explores the lived experiences of perceived support by Iranian mothers who have children with learning disability. Twelve open interviews with six mothers of learning-disabled children (7-12 y...

Comparing Perceived Burden for Korean and American Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
Smi Choi-Kwon, PhD RN Pamela H. Mitchell, PhD RN FAAN FAHA Richard Veith, MD Linda Teri, PhD Ann Buzaitis, MN ARNP Kevin C. Cain, PhD Kyra J. Becker, MD David Tirschwell, MD MPH Michael Fruin, MN ARNP Jimi Choi, RN Jong S. Kim, MD
 
Little is known about the burden of cross-cultural care for stroke patients. This article compares the perceived burden for caregivers of stroke survivors in Korea and the United States. A brief interview was conducted to determine sp...

A Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers (CE)
Sharon L. Lewis, PhD RN FAAN Denise Miner-Williams, PhD RN CHPN Allen Novian, PhD LMFT LPC Monica I. Escamilla, MS PsyD(c) Paula H. Blackwell, MT ASCP Jennifer Hale Kretzschmar, BBS Lyda C. Arévalo-Flechas, PhD RN Peter N. Bonner, MS
 
Aging baby boomers, longer life spans, and rising levels of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) will result in a caregiver crisis in the near future. The ways in which caregivers deal with stresses related to caregiving...

Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Stroke Survivors and Spousal Caregivers After Inpatient Rehabilitation (CE)
Sharon K. Ostwald, PhD RN FGSA Kyler M. Godwin, MPH Stanley G. Cron, MSPH
 
A global measure of life satisfaction has become increasingly important as an adjunctive outcome of healthcare interventions for people with disabilities, including those caused by stroke. Life satisfaction of stroke survivors may aff...

Promoting Family Integrity to Inspire Hope in Rehabilitation Patients: Strategies to Provide Evidence-Based Care (CE)
Donald D. Kautz, PhD RN CNRN CRRN-A Elizabeth Van Horn, PhD RN CCRN
 
The disability of one family member who requires inpatient rehabilitation care can negatively affect all family members and ultimately disrupt family integrity. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how promoting family integr...

Commentary
Cathy L. Bays, PhD RN
 
Ostwald, Godwin, and Cron's research on predictors of life satisfaction in stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers is important because of its population and research design (see this issue's Continuing Education article on page 160). As the...